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Win 1 of 2 pairs of tickets to the Slade gig at London ULU on 20th December 2019     

Slade are back on the road this November & December 2019 with a Christmas UK Tour and London Mums have two pairs of tickets to give away to lucky readers. I attended last year’s pre-Christmas gig and I can say that Slade are the best rock band live I have ever seen. And I am no stranger to live rock myself. Check out below how to enter this awesome competition.

SLADE – Without doubt one of the most exciting bands to come out of Great Britain in the past 50 years. With their unique blend of perfect pop rock’n’roll, outrageous flamboyance and pure fun, and no less than 23 Top-20 singles of which 6 were No-1 smash hits….plus 6 smash albums, Slade have become a firm favourite in the hearts of pop fans all over the world.

For your chance to win a pair of tickets to the London gig, simply subscribe to one of the London Mums social media platforms of your choice

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and write the name of your favourite Slade song in the competition form below this post. Terms and conditions: Deadline to enter is midnight on 14 December 2019. No alternative prize is available. 

SLADE’S chart career has spanned 5 decades and their enduring songs “Cum On Feel The Noize” and “Coz I Luv You” are still featured today in TV commercials for some of the Worlds biggest companies.

SLADE first hit the road in 1966, touring throughout Great Britain and Europe and becoming a regular concert attraction. Joining forces with the former Animals bass guitarist and Jimi Hendrix Experience manager, Chas Chandler, Slade achieved their first chart hit in May 1971 with the Bobby Marchan song “Get Down And Get With It” then, released in October of the same year “Coz I Luv You” was the bands first No-1 and a huge hit across Europe.

Throughout the seventies, Slade became one of Europe’s biggest bands, touring and recording continually and making regular trips to America, Japan and other parts of the world. Slade’s catalogue of hits are synonymous with the era:- “Take Me Bak ‘Ome”, “Mama We’er All Crazee Now”, “Cum On Feel The Noize”, “Gudbye T’ Jane”, along with the many others provided a soundtrack to the Glam Generation and are still today, heavily featured on any retrospective of the time.

At the beginning of the eighties, Slade were invited to appear at the Reading Rock Festival, a massive annual event which attracted over 100,000 people. They literally stole the show, giving some of the worlds biggest rock bands a serious run for their money whilst kindling new interest from a whole new audience. As a result, the band signed a new record deal and unleashed the anthem “We’ll Bring The House Down”, which reached the Top-10 in the UK in January 1981. Slade were back!

Not content to rest on their Glam laurels, Slade began forging a new path through the hugely influential British heavy rock scene. A second successful appearance at Castle Donnington in 1981, before a crowd of over 200,000 people, consolidated the bands position and paved the way for the single “Lock Up Your Daughters”, and the album “Til Deaf Do Us Part”.

While Slade were busy in the UK releasing the massive hit “My Oh My” to huge acclaim, LA metal band Quiet Riot were spreading the word Stateside with their version of “Cum On Feel The Noize”, which proved so successful that they followed it up with “Mama We’er All Crazee Now”. Throughout the rest of the eighties Slade toured and recorded due to them once again being a major force in British pop’n’rock.

The early nineties saw the bands “Radio Wall Of Sound” hit the UK Top-30 and thereby give Slade a solid 30 year chart run!

Read my interview with Dave Hill from last year. We talked about his career as well as his amazing autobiography which spills the beans on a lot of his incredible rock lifestyle. 

In 1991, due to the continual demand from around the world, founder Slade members Dave Hill and Don Powell decided to return to touring by playing a few select dates in Europe prior to embarking on what turned out to be a very successful two month tour of Australia.

SLADE have continued to tour the world. They are firm favourites on the lucrative German festival scene and undertake an annual UK “Merry Christmas Everybody” tour in December. They have a huge following of fans and regularly play concert dates in Germany, Poland, Belgium, Holland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Spain & France. Having just returned from a festival in Gibraltar, next stop is Greenland and Faroe Islands.

Led by founder members Dave Hill on Lead Guitar and Don Powell on Drums, with John Berry – Lead Vocals, Bass, Acoustic Guitar and Violin.  John has also played Bass with The Sweet, The Tremeloes, Bay City Rollers & The Rubettes. Joining John on Lead Vocals and Keys is Russell Keefe, having played in many original bands in his early years, he has also recorded albums for Polygram & United Artists, Russell has toured with The Pretty Things and Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers.

Slade today is still one of the most exciting bands on the road, and their stage performance is a dynamic, powerful and exhilarating roller-coaster ride of pure unadulterated rock’n’roll.

A date for your diary, Slade are back for Christmaaaas!

SLADE HITS & CHART POSITIONS

Get Down & Get With It (16)

Coz I Luv You (1)

Look Wot You Dun (4)

Take Me Bak ‘Ome (1)

Mama Weer All Crazee Now (1)

Gudbuy T’Jane (2)

Cum On Feel The Noize (1)

Skweeze Me Pleeze Me (1)

My Friend Stan (2)

Merry Christmas Everybody (1)

Everyday (3)

Bangin’ Man (3)

Far Far Away (2)

How Does It Feel (15)

Thanks For The Memory (Wham Bam Thank You Mam) (7)

In For A Penny (11)

Let’s Call It Quits (11)

We’ll Bring The House Down (10)

My Oh My (2)

Run Run Away (7)

 

SLADE – November & December 2019 –  UK Tour Dates include:

  

Fri 22nd November               LIVERPOOL – Arts Club

Sun 24th November             ISLE OF MAN – Gaiety Theatre

Thurs 5th December             HASTINGS – White Rock Theatre

Sat 7th December                 NORWICH – Waterfront

Sun 8th December               SALISBURY – City Hall  

Sat 14th December               HULL – The Welly

Sun 15th December              BRISTOL – O2 Academy

Tues 17th December            GLASGOW – SWG3

Fri 20th December                LONDON – ULU

Sat 21st December               EXETER – The Lemon Grove

Sun 22nd December              BIRMINGHAM – O2 Institute 2

Mon 23rd December             NEWCASTLE – O2 Academy  

 

Cannot wait to win?! Tickets are available from https://www.eventim.co.uk/artist/slade/?affiliate=HEJ  – Box Office No: 0844 249 1000

For further information on SLADE, check out the following website / social media links:

Website – www.slade.uk.com/

Facebook – www.facebook.com/OfficialSladeBand/

About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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