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Slade Re-Schedule Concert After Dave Hill Suffers Stroke

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August 12, 2010

Foot Stomping Slade has had to pull out from their gig at the Riviera International Conference Centre Torquay on the 14th August!  Organised by My Glitterballs Promotions Limited the concert has been cancelled following the news that Dave Hill co-founder of Slade suffered a minor stroke whilst on tour in Germany. 

“Dave is devastated that he is not going to play in the Bay in 2 weeks’ time particularly as he was born in the local area and recently had a nostalgic trip down memory lane when he revisited his birthplace at Flete House in Ermington.  It was a very minor stroke and I am delighted to say that Dave is doing fine and is well on the road to a full recovery.  Doctor’s orders are, however, that he needs a few weeks off to fully rest and recuperate to ensure he is fighting fit for future tour dates. The fantastic news is that Slade are determined not to let the Torquay fans down and are to re-schedule a new date in December subject to availability. To have Slade play live at Christmas will be absolutely mind blowing.” says John Ross of My Glitterballs Promotions Limited

Local Glamrock fans should not be too disheartened as John Ross has secured the legendary Glitter Band to play at the RICC on the 14th August supported by Heroes. The Glitter Band were the original musicians who backed Gary Glitter on his hit records under the direction of the late great Mike Leander and then went on to have a string of international Top 10 hits in their own right, including Angel Face, Goodbye My Love and Let’s Get Together Again.

“Tickets sales for Slade were going extremely well and I didn’t want to disappoint the Glitterballs Glam Rock fans so I am very excited to announce that The Glitter Band has stepped into the breach. They are supported by Heroes who are one of the few bands that can capture the energy and attitude of New Wave and turn it into one hell of a good live show!  Martin Nicholls of ESW Solutions is doing the production and also acting as DJ so it still has all the promise of an amazing night out and Glamrock revival lives on and the good news is that tickets will now be reduced to just £10.00 so it’s a not to be missed event.”

If you have booked advanced tickets for the former Slade performance or require further information on The Glitter Band Concert @ the RICC Torquay on the 14th August please contact:

T: 01803 299992 or visit

Event dates for 2010:

  • The Glitter Band – August 14th @ RICC Torquay
  • Alvin Stardust – November 19th @ The Princess Theatre, Torquay
  • Christmas Glam Rock Glitterballs Special – December 3rd @ RICC Torquay with BC Sweet (original backing band) and The Glitter Band together with RST Roadshow and The Ziggiz
  • Slade – Date and venue TBC in December

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1 comment
  1. steve says:

    sorry to read about dave hill had a minor storke hope he gets well asap hope to see him next year at hull city hall 2o11
    keep on rocking

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