Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame Legends, The Hollies are coming to Trustpower Baypark Arena on February 26, for a two-hour celebration of their unforgettable hit songs, on their Highway of Hits Tour.
The Hollies are one of the best-loved groups from the 1960’s British Rock revolution. Their soaring distinctive harmonies, brilliantly crafted songs, and sublime musicianship along with a back catalogue of hugely popular hits that has ensured the longevity of the band and its music for over 50 years.
The Hollies have recorded some of the best loved pop songs ever. Since their first chart topper in 1965 the Abbey Road recorded ‘I’m Alive’, they have registered no less than twenty New Zealand Top 10 singles, including classics ‘He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother’, ‘Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress’, ‘Carrie-Anne’, ‘Jennifer Eccles’, ‘Bus Stop’, ‘On A Carousel’, and three massive No. 1 hits, ‘The Air That I Breathe’, ‘Too Young To Be Married’, and ‘Stop Stop Stop’.
In the 1960’s The Hollies had more hit singles than The Beatles and, along with The Rolling Stones and The Searchers, they are one of the few British pop groups of the early 1960’s that have never officially broken up and continue to record and perform. Powerhouse drummer Bobby Elliott continues to musically drive the band alongside the masterful guitar playing and unique voice of Tony Hicks into the groups sixth decade.
The band has had a strong connection with New Zealand almost from the start, choosing to record their ‘HOLLIES LIVE HITS’ album while on tour here in 1975, eagerly returning since then whenever they can to reacquaint themselves with a country and audiences they enjoy so much. In turn, Kiwi’s love to love them as demonstrated by the sold out concerts on each of their recent tours here with shows featuring top production values and filled with hits sounding like the original recordings, proving each time exactly why The Hollies have survived through the decades and are considered one of the world’s greatest bands.
The 2017 summer tour promises to deliver more of the same taking in a number of stops missed out on their last visit to New Zealand. The Hollies are delighted to be returning to the Bay for their first shows since 2011 where over 6000 people attended.