Sweet, Journey on tour in South America

Classic rock bands The Sweet and Journey are heading out on a c0-headlining tour of South America. This is the first South American tour for The Sweet, the band behind such memorable 1970s hits as “Fox On The Run” and “Ballroom Blitz.”

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The modern-day lineup of The Sweet performs onstage. Photo courtesy The Sweet.

South American tour dates include:

Saturday, March 26 at Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile
Monday, March 28 at Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Wednesday March 30 at Via Funchal, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Saturday April 2 at Jockey Club, Lima, Peru

Other confirmed performance dates for The Sweet in 2011 include:

Friday, June 17 at Diamond Jo’s Casino, Dubuque, Iowa
Saturday, June 18 at Awesome Biker Nights, Sioux City, Iowa
Tuesday July 19 at Wolf Den/Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Conn.
Saturday Aug. 13 at Redneck Rumble Festival at teh Wood Mountain Regional Park in Saskatchewan, Canada

Formed in the U.K. in 1968, The  Sweet’s original lineup featured vocalist Brian Connolly, bassist Steve Priest, drummer Mick Tucker and guitarist Frank Torpey (later replaced by Mick Stewart and, subsequently, by Andy Scott). Connolly died of liver failure in 1997, and Tucker died of leukemia in 2002.

The current lineup consists of Priest on bass/vocals; Stuart Smith on guitar/vocals; Richie Onori on drums; Joe Retta on vocals; and Stevie Stewart on keyboards.

For more information about the band, visit www.thesweetband.com.

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