The Sweet are a bonafide legend in the world of classic Glam Rock. Join the bands current incarnation as they bring the “Action” to NYC. They’ll be joined by Tragedy, the ultimate Heavy Metal tribute to the Bee Gees.
The Details: I’ve been a fan of The Sweet for as long as I can remember and yet despite this few decades of appreciation have never seen the band in concert. Unless I’ve misplaced an album, there are about a dozen in my music library and while this is the US version of the group (yes there are TWO “The Sweets” in 2018), this one features original bassist Steve Priest and our old friend from ZO2 Mr. Paulie Z. and a cadre of kickass musicians. Even more exciting is the fact that Tragedy, the all Heavy Metal tribute to The Bee Gees will be opening up – so what am I getting at here? Well, thanks to the mighty minds in the Marketing division, we are putting some of the PiercingMetal readers into this show for free. Check it out down below.
When and Where: Thursday, April 26th @ Gramercy Theatre (127 East 23rd Street, NYC)
To Participate: I usually ask for three things about the band or solo artist that is playing but I have a feeling that with The Sweet being a legendary act that has retained a cult level of status that many might not be 100% up on them. That said, I am asking that you hit YouTube, Spotify and Wikipedia to familiarize yourself just a little bit and then tell me three reasons why this show is of interest to you. I’ll be picking out the submissions that speak to me the most and will be letting them know directly. Before we continue here are some of the usual guidelines to keep the process straightforward. This contest will run until supplies run out or on the morning of the show. Whichever comes first.
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Here’s a blast from the Glamtastic past……
The Press Release:
The iconic rock band Sweet will be celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2018 having formed in 1968 in Hayes, Middlesex, England. Sweet is drawing a new generation of young fans who are being exposed to their music with the use of two of their biggest hits being featured in conjunction with two blockbuster movies, “Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 2” and “Suicide Squad.” Sweet’s hit, “Ballroom Blitz” was in the international trailer for “Suicide Squad” and received 13 million downloads. “Fox On The Run” is featured in both “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2” soundtrack and the trailer for the film. Steve Priest, who co-wrote and co-produced the gold top-5 single, “Fox On The Run,” has announced additional Southern California tour dates in August and September.
The soundtrack for the film “Guardians Of The Galaxy 2: Awesome Mixtape Vol. 2” reached #4 on the Billboard pop charts as the movie scored big at the box office with worldwide sales for the Disney-Marvel title exceeding $834.40 million. Sweet’s “Fox On The Run” was the song that played over the movies’ trailer and the 1974 tune quickly became the top downloaded rock song on iTunes.
Sweet is also featured in Season 2 of Under the Influence: Glam Rock series that can be viewed here:
Noisey’s YouTube channel and on Viceland TV network
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Artist: The Sweet
Title: “Fox On The Run” (Single) from “Guardians Of The Galaxy 2” Trailer
Label: Angel Air
Genre: Hard Rock
This is a quick and easy one for me and I hope you don’t mind my tossing some quick thoughts in about this single track from the upcoming soundtrack from the upcoming film “Guardians Of The Galaxy” Vol. 2. If you’ve been following the website for any amount of time you know that we love these Marvel Comics related films and they’ve been airing the teasers for this film and they look amazing. I loved the first chapter in the galactic heros saga but what was also very standout was the films soundtrack as it featured so many awesome songs. During one of the recent trailers, they played the song “Fox On The Run” by The Sweet and it’s a song that I cannot speak highly enough about.
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Artist: The Sweet
Title: “Glitz, Blitz & Hitz”
Label: Music Video Distributors
Release Date: 4/13/2004
Genre: Glam Rock
The Sweet is a name that the earliest followers of the Glam Rock scene know and respect very much. Without their innovative style and rock power, bands such as Motley Crue and KISS would have one less inspiration to their own successes. When one listens to the music of The Sweet you will find that a lot of their material still sounds pretty fresh even though it holds a slightly kitsch sense of the times. Beginning as “Wainwrights’ Gentlemen” and onto “Sweet Shop” in the 60’s; the quartet of Brian Connolly, Andy Scott, Steve Priest and Mick Tucker became The Sweet and delivered some of the catchiest, most influential Rock music that has ever been heard. Sadly, there are a good number of music fans that never got the proper exposure to the level of talent that Sweet had and probably only know one or two songs. For that matter they also probably think they were performed by someone else especially in the case of “Love Is Like Oxygen”, a very ELO like track.
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