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The Hollies Plot First United States Tour in 18 Years

British Invasion outfit will launch Road Is Long trek in July

The Hollies will embark on their first tour of the United States in 18 years this summer.

Courtesy of the Hollies

Storied British Invasion outfit the Hollies will embark on their first full tour of the United States in 18 years this summer.

The Road Is Long tour will launch July 8th at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, California, and over the next month, the Hollies will criss-cross the U.S. stopping in cities like Los Angeles, San Antonio, Austin, Chicago and Washington, D.C. The tour wraps July 26th at the Wilbur in Boston.

Tickets will go on sale on March 6th at 10 a.m. local time, save for the opening Saratoga show, which will go on sale at a later date. An artist pre-sale and VIP packages will also be available starting March 3rd. Complete information is available on the Hollies’ website.

“We are very excited to bring our The Road Is Long tour to the USA and play for all the fans who have waited so long to see us back in America,” Hollies drummer Bobby Elliott said in a statement. “The show will include all of our greatest hits and we cannot wait to get back on the road Stateside.”

The Hollies formed in 1962, first as a duo of Graham Nash and Allan Clarke, before expanding into a full group. Throughout the Sixties, the group notched many major U.K. hits, like “Just One Look,” “I’m Alive” and “I Can’t Let Go.” Although their chart success wasn’t as robust in the United States, the Hollies still found plenty of acclaim here, even scoring one of their biggest hits, 1972’s “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress,” after Nash had left the band. The Hollies were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.

Elliott and guitarist/singer Tony Hicks are the two longest-serving members of the Hollies’ current lineup, which also features Ray Stiles, Ian Parker, Peter Howarth and Steve Lauri.

The Hollies Tour Dates

July 8 – Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery
July 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Saban Theater
July 11 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
July 12 – Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre
July 14 – San Antonio, TX @ The Tobin Center – HEB Hall
July 15 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
July 16 – Austin, TX @ The Paramount Theatre
July 18 – Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre
July 19 – Huber Heights, OH @ Rose Music Center at The Heights
July 21 – Washington, D.C. @ Kennedy Center Concert Hall
July 23 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Center for the Arts
July 24 – Morristown, NJ @ Mayo Performing Arts Center
July 25 – Mashantucket, CT @ The Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino
July 26 – Boston, MA @ The Wilbur