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Cinderella cruising Stockholm 26.1.2012



Slade will play once again on Viking Line cruiser Cinderella leaving Stockholm (Sweden) on Thursday 26.1.2012 for Mariehamn (Finland) and back to Stockholm on Friday 27.1.:

- Thursday 18:00 Stockholm

- Friday 7:45 - 9:30 Mariehamn - 15:30 Stockholm


Britain's favourite Christmas songs 25. & 26.12.2011 on Channel 5



"Watch out for Dave on this! 25th December 2011 at 10pm (UK time). Also repeated on 26th December 2011 at 7.05pm.

A celebration of hit Christmas chart-toppers, featuring the stories behind the songs and accompanying music videos."

Slade in Upsala, Sweden on Wednesday 21.12.2011


"Slade återvänder till Katalin


Konsert När glamrocksveteranerna i Slade besökte Katalin senast sålde biljetterna slut till sista ståplats, och ingen blir väl förvånad om farbröderna med trettio års rock på meritlistan återupprepar bravaden när bandet återvänder till Uppsala tre dagar innan jul.

Räkna med en helkväll laddad med klassiker som Cum on feel the noize och Mama weer all crazee now.

Slade återvänder till Katalin, onsdagen den 21 december, 20.00, 345 kr."



Yle (Finland) Radio Suomi 9.12.2011 Night radio's artist hour: Slade


57 minutes and 59 seconds good and great stuff: "story" of Slade and classic tunes. Available only in Finland still till 16.12.2011:

Dave Hill on Vintage TV on Thursday 15.12.2011


Rod Fox & Wendy Evans, Hereford, UK:


"Vintage TV is showing more Dave Hill this week on sat TV channel Sky 369 or Freesat 515.


On Thursday 15th December at 20.30 (London UK) time is The Vintage Christmas pop quiz featuring Slade's Dave Hill and others hosted by Mr (Wall of Sound) Mike Read.


Then following this programme at 21.30 is So here it is... Slade's Xmas no 1."


Thanks Hereford !

Vintage TV A Truly Christmassy Quiz


"It doesn't get more exciting than this: punk princess Toyah Willcox, R&B soul star Geno Washington and 80s teenage pop idol Paul Young versus Bucks Fizz's Jay Aston, Haircut 100's Nick Heyward and Slade's Dave Hill. Mike Read's Pop Quiz has been revived and revamped for this Vintage TV Christmas Special, and what a shoot it was! Tension, laughter and true grit as the teams fought it out to become Christmas Champions. Stay tuned to find out who won and try your own luck at those tricky questions..."


A Christmas Carol Unplugged with NODDY HOLDER as The Narrator


Wednesday 14 December The Union Chapel, London

"Blending storytelling theatre and song, Charles Dickens’ timeless Yuletide tale gets a musical update in this acoustic celebration of Christmas.

Slade star Noddy Holder narrates Dickens’ classic story, adapted by Chris Bartlett, co-creator of the Edinburgh and West End hit ‘Pete and Dud: Come Again’. In between, led by pianist Robert Webb, a line-up of very special guest vocalists – Knox of the Vibrators, Simon Scardanelli, Marc Atkinson and Grace Solero – perform unplugged versions of seasonal hits from the likes of Jethro Tull, The Pretenders, Greg Lake and more, as the story of Scrooge and his ghostly visitations gets retold with a modern music business twist ­ Never Mind the Humbug!"


26.11.2011 Le Kursaal, Limbourg, Belgium

Slade alive December 2011


Slade will be back in Belgium in December two weeks after their gig in Limbourg 26.11.2011: "The Golden Years" on Saturday 10.12.2011 in Antwerpen: Antwerpen, Golden Years


18.12.2011 London, UK, Koko:

London, Koko


On the Christmas week two concerts in Sweden, one private and this public one:

21.12.2011 Upsala, Sweden, Katalin club:

Upsala, Katalin


Slade are going to record a live album in the UK at the end of the year 2011.


Saturday 10.12.2011 Antwerp, Belgium: The Golden Years




Sport Palais, Antwerp on Saturday evening at 20:30 10th December 2011 probably with very short sets: Slade, Middle of the Road, Mungo Jerry,...




Don in Eupen, Belgium 26.11.2011

Don Powell guest drummer in a Christmas concert



Don Powell will guest the Skægkær Blæserne in a Christmas concert in Skægkærskolens Hjerterum, Denmark on Tuesday 6th December 2011. Don was very satisfied with the rehearsals with the orchester on 1st December.


Dave Hill on Vintage TV 1.12.2011


Vintage TV is airing an interview on Sky TV 369 or Freesat 515 on the 1st December 2011 at 8:00PM (UK time). The show runs for 45 minutes, titled "Dave Hill in conversation". He is interviewed by Mike Read ("Radio Wall Of Sound" announcer).


"From his first guitar, left handed, so he played it upside down, Slade guitarist - Dave Hill - the little bloke with a lotta love, has made big waves in music. A laugh a minute - this is not to be missed."


"Charming, soft-spoken Irish singer, Daniel O'Donnell, charismatic British singer-songwriter, Chris de Burgh, and wacky, bubbly, enthusiastic Slade guitarist, Dave Hill, all dropped in to Gibson Guitar Studio for a mammoth filming session. Each filmed an 'In Conversation' interview in which they described their incredibly successful careers, picked their favourite ‘My Vintage' tracks and spoke of their recent tours and new albums."


The show will be repeated on 2nd December at 21:30.


Thanks again for the info to "agents" Evans & Fox in Hereford !

Live band of the year, Grand final at Robin 2, Bilston 5.12.2011
Grand finalists: The Formula, The State Of Things and The Limelight
"The finalists will battle it out in the Grand Final, judged by a panel of music-biz celebrities, including Jim Lea from Slade, on Monday 5th December 2011 to see who will win the ultimate prize package and lift the Robin 2 Live Band Of The Year trophy."
Robin 2 - Bilston, Wolverhampton

Box Office: 01902 401211 Online Ordering:

Slade in Belgium 26.11.2011 Limbourg, Le Kursaal

Slade in Belgium 26.11.2011 Limbourg, Le Kursaal, Spirit of 66




Slade will play again in Limbourg at Dolhain, Le Kursaal in The Spirit of 66 club on Saturday 26th November 2011. Slade have played at Limbourg - Verviers - Dolhain also in 2003, 2006 and 2009.



Slade "Red Hot" alive at the Spirit of 66 7.3.2009:



A ticket to Slade in Le Kursaal, Limbourg 26.11.2011


and Slade in Belgium 5 years ago in 2006:

Slade at KoKo 18.12.2011 London, UK




An ad in the Evening Standard 14.11.2011

Noddy Holder on BBC Radio Kent 16.11.2011



"Roger Day chats to Noddy Holder about his success with Slade and what he's up to now.


He's one of the most recognisable people in British music and this evening he's Roger Day's guest. Noddy Holder joins us to talk about his 1970s success with Slade, unique appearance and what he's up to now."

Pics from Slade in Krasnodar, Russia 8.11.2011



...and videos from Slade in Rostov, Russia  9.11.2011:


Slade in the Uncut Magazine Dec 2011


A five page Slade article finally in the Uncut magazine.




"SLADE Cum on feel the noize! How the Wolverhampton wonders became one of the best bands in Britain."

Stavropol, Russia 6.11.2011

Slade concerts in Russia, Nov 2011




Slade are going to play three concerts in Russia between the Black Sea and the Casbian Sea in the beginning of November 2011:

- 6.11. Stavropol

- 8.11. Krasnodar

- 9.11. Rostov-on-Don

Don Powell in Twitter:
Videos from Slade in Rostov 9.11.2011:

"Songs about security: Lock Up Your Daughters"


Iclass Cards 28.10.2011 by Anthony Hildebrand:


"Our security tune this week comes from Noddy Holder and pals in Slade. And the title's spelled correctly and everything.


It's called 'Lock Up Your Daughters', and no one can argue that keeping your daughters secure isn't a vital component of any security strategy.


As well as the music video below, why not watch a bonus clip of 'Slade on Holiday' from Reeves and Mortimer? It's sublimely childish."


"Lock Up Your Daughters" was released 30 years ago in September 1981.

Noddy Holder "on tour" in November 2011


"This year we're celebrating the fact that sausages are the nation's favourite meat based dinner with rock legend and Slade front man Noddy Holder, who will be taking over the crown as King of the Sizzle and embarking on a nationwide Tour of Legends.


A life-long sausage fan and true British legend, Noddy joins the British Sausage Appreciation Society to celebrate the Legendary British Banger and take on the delicious task of judging the finest bangers across the country and awarding those that are worthy with a 2011 British Sausage Week Gold Disc."

Radio RMN GoodTimes MusikDuell Sunday 23.10.2011 20:00CET


Rockin'n'Rollin' Slade vs Rolling (? - Ilpo) Stones



Results on Sunday evening 23.10.2011 were unfortunately not so good: Rolling Stones fans beat Slade friends 64 % - 36 % and Stones rolled to semifinal.


"Die Fans der Rolling Stones-Fans gegen die Freunde von Slade klar mit 64:36% durchsetzen."


But Slade Keep On Rockin'n'Rollin' ! Belgium: 26.11.2011 Limbourg and 10.12.2011 Antwerp. UK: 18.12.2011 London, Koko. Sweden: 21.12.2011 Upsala, Katalin



"Ein absoluten Knaller wartet im letzten Viertelfinale am 23. Oktober auf Euch. Glamrock gegen Classic Rock lautet das Motto wenn sich Slade und die Rolling Stones im MusikDuell-Viertelfinale gegenüberstehen. Lasst Euch überraschen, welche Songs die Fans aussuchen werden um ins Halbfinale zu kommen. Diese insgesamt 10 Titel werden am 23. Oktober im "MusikDuell" gespielt. Anschließend sind alle Hörer aufgerufen, ihre Wahl zu treffen. Nach Freigabe des Votings am 23.10. einfach auf die Stimmbox unten klicken und mitbestimmen, welche Band ins Halbfinale einziehen soll. Die virtuelle Wahlurne bleibt 15 Minuten lang geöffnet.


An absolute blast waiting in the last quarter-final on 23 October to you. Glam rock to classic rock is the motto when facing Slade and the Rolling Stones music in the quarter-final duel. Let us surprise you, the fans will choose which songs to get to the semifinals. This total of 10 titles will be on 23 October in the "musical duel" played. Subsequently, all listeners are encouraged to make their choice. After approval of the voting at 23.10. click on the rating form below and a say in which band will move into the semifinals. The virtual ballot box remains open for 15 minutes.



Das dritte Viertelfinale brachte die bisher knappste Entscheidung. Die Kinks waren mit 51,6 zu 48,4% wirklich nur die berühmte Nasenspitze voraus. Bitter für die Fans der Doors, die sich trotz guten Ergebnisses mit dem Ausscheiden abfinden müssen."


Slade - Rolling Stones 6 -0 (Ilpo)


Semifinals 13.11. and 27.11.2011

Final 11.12.2011


Nod on BBC 6 on Friday 14.10.2011



Slade's Noddy Holder drops by to talk about the reissue of 1973's hit album Sladest.

Noddy's fundraising quiz, Walsall Town Hall 21.10.2011


"Slade frontman Noddy Holder will turn quizmaster next month when he invites people to pit their musical wits against each other in a fundraising quiz on behalf of the Mayor of Walsall.

The Mayor's charity quiz, hosted by Noddy, is being staged at Walsall Town Hall on Friday 21 October 2011.

As well as the quiz there will be a charity auction running through the night and Noddy has personally donated something that will appeal to fans of a certain soap."






Great Slade gig, great fans; some 1600 from Germany and 3 from Helsinki !


The next (?) Slade gig on Saturday 26.11.2011 in Belgium: Le Kursaal (by Verviers) - The Spirit of 66 club (Slade played in Verviers also in 2006 and 2009)



10.12.2011 Golden Years, Antwerpen, Belgium


 18.12.2011 Koko (ex Music Machine), London, UK


21.12.2011 Katalin and all that jazz club, Upsala, Sweden


German Oldie Club News Oct-Dec 2011: Charts 1971


Charts 40 years ago

8.10.2011 Offenbach Stadthalle: "Beat Beat Beat - As years go by"  - Slade and "Beat beat beat" 45 years; 1966 -> ... !



"Am 07. Januar 1966 strahlte das 3. Hessische Fernsehprogramm die erste Folge von “beat, beat, beat“ aus, eine Sendung die in Hessen und den angrenzenden Bundesländern bald Kultstatus erreichen sollte. Die meisten Folgen von “beat, beat, beat“ wurden in der Stadthalle Offenbach aufgezeichnet."


HC (German) Slade fans meeting !

More informations and Tickets >>> HERE
We'll be there with many German Slade-fans!
Frankfurt Live:
"Leckerbissen für Oldie-Fans
„beat beat beat“ und seine Heroen kehren zurück Searchers, Rubbets, Slade und 2nd Generation in der Stadthalle Offenbach.
Am 7. Januar 1966 strahlte das 3. Hessische Fernsehprogramm die erste Folge von “beat, beat, beat“ aus. Eine Sendung, die bald Kultstatus erreichen sollte. Die meisten Folgen wurden in der Stadthalle Offenbach aufgezeichnet. In diese Halle ist “beat, beat, beat“ 2006 zurückgekehrt.

Seit dem wird Oldie-Freunden alljährlich ein wahrer Leckerbissen geboten. So auch wieder 2011. Evergreens wie Needles And Pins, Sugar Baby Love und Cum On Feel The Noize haben die meisten noch im Ohr und sicher auch häufig öfter von guten Coverbands gehört."

Mayor is crazee for Noddy's fundraising quiz


Walsall Council 13.9.2011:


"Slade frontman Noddy Holder will turn quizmaster next month when he invites people to pit their musical wits against each other in a fundraising quiz on behalf of the Mayor of Walsall.

The Mayor's charity quiz, hosted by Noddy, is being staged at Walsall Town Hall on Friday 21 October 2011.

And anyone thinking of cheating better watch out.

"I know all the tricks and I'll have my spies out on the night catching anyone who tries to use their mobile phones to look up the answers," warns Noddy.

As well as the quiz there will be a charity auction running through the night and Noddy has personally donated something that will appeal to fans of a certain soap.
Doors open at 7pm for a 7.45pm start and the evening is due to finish around 11pm.

The Mayor of Walsall, Councillor Garry Perry, added: "The Mayoress and I are thrilled that Noddy is going to do this musical quiz for the charity appeal.

"To have one of Walsall's most famous sons back home helping us to improve the lives of future generations is incredible and we can't wait for the big night."

For details of how to register a team please contact the Mayor's Office on 01922 652072.

The Mayor's Charity Appeal is for The Creating Chances Trust, The Swing and PROUD (Parents Relatives and Others Understanding Down's Syndrome)

The Creating Chances Trust is a partnership between the four Black Country authorities and has been set up to support the education and training of children in care and leaving care.

The Swing improves the futures of bereaved children and young people and was established by Walsall bereavement Support Service.

PROUD is a parent-led Down's Syndrome support group that encourages individuals with this condition to lead full and rewarding lives and raises awareness."




*** Don "Power" Powell 65 on Saturday 10.9.2011 ***


The very great Donald George Powell will celebrate his 65th Birthday on Saturday 10th September 2011 - at work at VW-festival, Malvern Three Counties Show Ground, UK. So all you UK fans, get yourself to the baker's and then to Malvern !


Don has been touring around the world with Dave "H" Hill in Slade for 45 years, 1966-> ! Dave turned to 65 on 4th April 2011.


10.9.2011 Malvern:

“5-4-3-2-1 Slade are to go!” ... “We’ll Bring The House Down” - “Lock Up Your Daughters” (30 years now since the release 4.9.1981 ! “...a beauty of the chorus and the rhythm that will wear out the heels of your boots just in 10 minutes. Just watch it go...” - Melody Maker 1981) ... “Merry Xmas Everybody”


"Main Marquee - Saturday night 10th September 2011

Just when you thought it was safe to hang up your platforms we have managed to find the kings of the 70’s Glam Rock scene who are still absolutely massive all over Europe (and Wolverhampton!). VANFEST brings you the one (and only)
                    Slade (and Don Powell, Ilpo) ! "
















Sky Arts At Birmingham Home Of Metal



We go behind the scenes at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery with Noddy Holder


>>>>>   HERE

3.9.2011 Lubin, Poland: Festyn 5



Another "We love rock" concert in Poland this year. On Saturday 3rd September 2011 Slade will play in Lubin.

Another Slade date in Sweden in August 2011: Helgeå festival 27.8.




Slade will play twice in Sweden in August: 13.8. Örnsköldsvik and 27.8. Knislinge; Helgeå festival. Knislinge is situated about 100 km to north-east from Malmö.


Between Sweden dates Slade have a concert in Germany; Dormagen 20.8. Freilichtbühne Zons.

Slade a week before Dormagen, 13.8.2011 Örnsköldsvik

20.8.2011 Slade in Dormagen, Germany


"Dormagen: Rockgiganten im Zwinger: Manfred Mann und Slade spielen auf der Freilichtbühne Dormagen — Zons – Ihre Hits sind legendär, ihre Popularität ist ungebrochen groß. Mit Manfred Mann´s Earth Band, Slade und Wishbone Ash gastieren am dritten August-Wochenende drei weitere Urgesteine der Rockgeschichte auf der Zonser Freilichtbühne."


"Mit ihrer einzigartigen Mischung aus greller Extravaganz und eingängigen Rock-Hymnen spielte sich die Band einst weltweit in die Herzen Fans. Slade sorgten in den 70er Jahren für Hits wie „Far Far Away“, „Cum On Feel The Noize“, „My Oh My“ oder „Run Run Away“. Auch in den 90-er Jahren konnten die Band mit „Radio Wall Of Sound“, „Hot Luv“ (1995) oder „Howlin' Wind“ (1996) erfolgreiche Stücke verbuchen. Insgesamt zehn Nummer-1-Hits gehen auf das Konto von Slade.


In Zons präsentiert sich die Gruppe mit den beiden Gründungsmitgliedern Dave Hill (Gitarre) und Don Powell (Schlagzeug), die von Mal McNulty (Gesang, Gitarre) und John Berry (Bass) komplettiert werden. Es wird zudem noch eine Vorgruppe geben, die ebenfalls internationales Format besitzt. Die Verhandlungen mit dieser Vorgruppe stehen kurz vor dem Abschluss.


Eine Karte kostet 34 Euro"


Freilichtbühne Zons, Wiesenstraße, 41541 Dormagen


A new album from Steve Whalley: "Travelin' Soul".




Steve Whalley was the lead singer of Slade for many years (1993 - 2004). Noddy Holder left the band (1991) whom was replaced by Steve.



You can buy it @   HERE

My Oh My - den 13 augusti 2011 är Slade tillbaka i Ö-vik




Örnsköldsvik, Sweden 13.8.2011 Folketspark: Slade, Status Quo


19:30 Slade K.O.R.


21:00 Status quo k.o.b.



"Dags för sommarens nöjesfinal


Bor man längs kusten och tycker om ett aktivt nöjesliv har man en spännande helg framför sig.


Störst är ändå lördagen när Status Quo och Slade spelar på Folkets Park i Örnsköldsvik..."



From Status Quo board 3.8.2011:


"What do you think of Don Powell of Slade? When I listen to 'Run run away' the drumming is so smooth yet powerful. When I hear this track, I want to kick the wife, punch the dog and do out and buy a set of drums and learn to play them."



"OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHNOOOOOOOOOO, Bröl. Varför väljer man att lägga en konsert med Status Quo och Slade i Örnsköldsvik och på alldeles fel datum? Jag blir ledsen i hjärtat, jag vill verkligen verkligen verkligen se Slade!"



18:00 - Dörrarna öppnas

19:30 - Slade

21:00 - Status Quo



The first concert of Slade 2 was 20 years ago in December 1992 in Umeå about 100 km from Örnsköldsvik.



Slade till Örnsköldsvik


Folkbladet 28.3.2011:


"Rockbandet Status Quo får fint sällskap under sin spelning i Örnsköldsvik 13 augusti. Glamrockspionjärerna i Slade spelar nämligen på Folkets park samma kväll.


– Vi är otroligt nöjda att kunna spetsa till evenemanget ytterligare med ett band som Slade. Jag är säker på att den här bokningen ger ett extra mervärde till alla de som gillar Status Quo’s musik. Banden kommer ju från samma era och har lyckats leverera hits under en förhållandevis lång period. Att de nu delar scen i Övik blir en riktig högtidsstund för musikälskare i stort, säger Andreas Olsson på arrangerande Go Event.


Inte förband


Slade började sin bana på 70-talet och har blivit kända med låtar som ”My Oh My”, ”Cum On Feel The Noize”, ”Mama Weer All Crazy Now”, ”Run Runaway” och ”Far Faraway”.
– Det blir nästan konstigt att prata om förband och huvudband i det här sammanhanget. Det är bara att titta på Slades alla hits och framgångar sedan 70-talet och man inser att det är ett band som i allra högsta grad står på egna ben. Vi plockar helt enkelt hit två av Storbritanniens mest framgångsrika rockband genom tiderna, säger Andreas Olsson."


Folkbladet 28.3.2011





"De legendariska engelska rockbanden Slade och Status Quo gör gemensam sak och bjuder på nostalgirock på Folkets Park i Örnsköldsvik den 13 augusti.
Slade tillhör de band som brukar betecknas som glamrockens riktigt stora och deras genombrott kom 1971 med singeln 'Get down and get with it', bandet hade dock bildats redan 1966 som ett skinheadband. Bandet har haft ett 30-tal singlar på Englandslistan och deras 'Merry Xmas Everybody' är en riktig julklassiker som än idag brukar noteras på listorna vid jultid. Bandets frontman var Noddy Holder som hade en typiskt raspig rockröst. Han lämnade dock bandet 1991 sedan man släppt det floppande albumet 'Wall of hits'. Holder har på senare år ägnat sig åt TV-dramor och att vara radio-DJ. Nuvarande upplaga av Slade bildades 1993, då under namnet Slade II, och bandets medlemmar är Dave Hill och Don Powell (båda originalmedlemmar) samt Mal McNulty och John Berry."


Slade 2 in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden 2008:


"Slade glamrockade inför utsåld lokal

Tigerskinnsbyxorna smiter åt kring rockrumpan, paljettlinnet glittrar i scenljuset, Dave Hill har en gitarr med lysdioder. De bär i och för sig inte platåskor men på den här trånga scenen är det förmodligen smart. Ja, gainomaxen i drickakylen är det enda som skvallrar om att Brux normalt är något annat än en glamrockklubb. Slade är i stan.

Legendarisk glamrock för hela pengen, när Slade kom till Ö-vik.  
Bästa låten för kvällen var enligt Allehandas utsände We’ll bring the house down från 1981.
Legendarisk glamrock för hela pengen, när Slade kom till Ö-vik.  Bästa låten för kvällen var enligt Allehandas utsände We’ll bring the house down från 1981.

Gitarristen Dave Hill och trummisen Don Powell är de två medlemmar som varit med sedan starten.  
Sångaren Mal McNulty har tidigare spelat med bland annat The Sweet.

Sångaren Mal McNulty har tidigare spelat med bland annat The Sweet. Bild:

650 betalande och fullsatt gör att lokalen blir lika härligt sillpackad som vanligt. Och Slade kör alla sina hittar. My oh my, We’ll bring the house down (blytung!) och Cum on feel the noize. Och naturligtvis Mama weer all crazee now, som numera hörs i JC-reklamen med Entourage-stjärnan Adrian Grenier. På slutet trär de på sig tomteluvor och spelar sin största hit Merry xmas everybody.


Supportakten Trace of Lords spelar också. De är aktuella som finalister i en bandtävling. T.O.L är ett ganska intetsägande rockband men verkar i alla fall vara bättre på att skruva ljud än Slade, som mest låter som ett bullrande basmangel.


Gamla tiders Slade var alls inte nån dålig rockgrupp. Deras hemliga recept var att ta hejaklackramsor från fotbollsstadion och klä dem i rockdräkt. Och mer passande musik för ett ölparty kan man knappast hitta.


Men allt är inte guld och gröna paljetter. Om du sett skräckfilmen Jurtjyrkogården känner du igen historien om pappan som begraver sin döde son på en förbannad kyrkogård. Sonen kommer tillbaka - levande. Men det är inte riktigt samma son... Slade år 2008 är lite som den filmen. Det är Slade... men ändå inte. Förgrundsfiguren Noddy Holder har slutat för länge sedan. Och visst kan man överleva ett hårt avbräck men riktigt så intressanta är inte Slade. Visst, hellre ett tajt, nytt band än det gamla utan energi. Slade på Brux är däremot varken eller. ”Onödigt” är det bestående intrycket.


Att det sen är full fest och bra drag, är helt och hållet publikens förtjänst. De fixar festen själva. Och tur är väl det.


Artist: Slade (Support: Trace of Lords)

Plats: Bruxgården

Publik: 650 (fullsatt)

Längd: 1,5 timme

Bäst: Gitarren med lysdioder

Sämst: De är trötta, trötta

Frågan: Kan jag säga att jag sett Slade nu?"

My Oh My, for en super mimrekonsert !



Slade in Fredrikstad, Norway Saturday 6.8.2011






Photos: Gressvik Summer Weekend lørdag »


Follow that Sweden and Örnsköldsvik on 13th August 2011: Slade and Status Quo "ränttä-tänttä" ! - Ilpo

Noddy Holder: People are genuinely disappointed if I’m not wearing platform shoes and a top hat with mirrors

By Rob Mcgibbon

Last updated at 2:01 PM on 4th August 2011


We ask a celebrity a set of devilishly probing questions – and only accept THE definitive answer. This week it’s Slade frontman Noddy Holder




The prized possession you value above all others…

My parents’ wooden Art Deco clock. It never lost a minute until it suddenly stopped in 1988 at the exact time my dad Jack died – 3.30pm.

The unqualified regret you wish you could amend...

That I can’t get the four members of Slade to be mates again. I got us together three years ago but it was a disaster and all the old grievances came out, like money and things that were said years ago. We’re in our 60s now and it’s sad we can’t laugh about our amazing 25 years together.

Read more:  >>> HERE

5.-6.8.2011 Slade weekend in Norway



Slade have got two dates in Norway on the first weekend of August 2011:

  • Friday 5.8. Hundvåg, Onkel Klaus (near Stavanger)
  • Saturday 6.8. Fredrikstad, Gressviktorg (80 km to south from Oslo) 

"Gode gamla Slade kommer til Hundvåg 5. august."



"Nok et legendarisk band til Gressvik. Lørdag 6. August kommer Slade

Legendariske band fortsetter år etter år å komme til Gressvik Summerweekend og i år så kommer det en ny sleger. Nemlig SLADE


Slade var kanskje det mest fremtredende glamrock-bandet på 70-tallet. De var på sitt beste når de utnyttet sine røtter, elementer av enkel allsangpreget pubmusikk. Da Slade var på toppen av sin karriere var de det mestselgende bandet i England. De mest kjente sangene er trolig Merry Xmas Everybody (desember 1973), My oh My og Far Far Away, som fremdeles i dag spilles mye på radio.


Slade huskes nok best for sine fantastiske sceneshow, og selvfølgelig sin lange rekke med hits. Fra 1971 til 1974 kom Slade med tolv topp-5 hits, seks av disse toppet listene. Totalt hadde Slade sytten topp-20 hits mellom 1971 og 1976, i tillegg til de seks førsteplassene, hadde de tre andreplasser, og to tredjeplasser. Ingen andre band i England hadde så mye suksess på hitlistenes topp 40. De solgte også mer singler enn noen andre band på 1970-tallet.


Og Lørdag 6.August kommer denne gjengen til Gressvik. Så her er det bare å ta med seg glamfaktoren og reise til Gressvik torg.


Gressvik summerweekend ønsker dere alle hjertelig velkommen.Ta gjerne en tur innom odins kro for å finne ut mer om hva som skjer denne helgen.


Med Vennlig Hilsen for Gressvik summerweekend !


Petter Johansen"


"Rockefest på Ruten 2008


«Come on, feel the noise» oppfordret Slade, Valentourettes hyllet Jokke og Rod Stewart avluttet fredagskvelden på Ruten i Sandnes.


«Everybody put your hands in the air». Gitarist Dave Hill spratt hektisk fornøyd rundt på Classic Rocks svære scene. Sollys og rock i storformat er ofte en ytterst dårlig blanding, men Slade og de overraskende mange tusen som hadde møtt opp tidlig på fredag fikk opp god stemning."


«Good to be back»


Slade dro «Come On, Feel The Noise» mot slutten av settet, og Dave Hill viste også at han har vært ute en solskinnsdag før:


– It’s always good to be back in Norway. Thank you, sa han, og minnet om at han og Don Powell har hatt 45 år sammen med gitarriff og trommeslag.


– You have been a wonderful audience, slo han fast, og ønsket like godt «Merry, Merry Christmas» iført nisselue. Den kledde ham vel strengt tatt bare sånn passelig."



Sladest re-release from Salvo Music in September 2011




1. Cum On Feel The Noize

2. Look Wot You Dun

3. Gudbuy T’Jane

4. One Way Hotel

5. Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me

6. Pouk Hill

7. The Shape Of Things To Come

8. Take Me Bak ‘Ome

9. Coz I Luv You

10. Wild Winds Are Blowin’

11. Know Who You Are

12. Get Down And Get With It (Get Down With It)

13. Look At Last Nite

14. Mama Weer All Crazee Now

15. Hear Me Calling (previously unreleased studio version)

16. My Friend Stan

17. My Town

18. Kill ‘em At The Hot Club Tonite


Saturday 30.7.2001 Judenburg "Legends of Rock"


Open-Air mit S(ch)mokie, The S(ch)weet und Slade in Judenburg, Austria


"Smokie, Sweet und Slade - der Open Air Hit des Sommers steigt in Judenburg!

In Judenburg in einer einzigartigen Nacht live erleben, wie die gute alte Zeit des Rock'n'Roll zu neuem Leben erwacht! Beim Legends of Rock Festival am Samstag den 30.07.2011 lassen die Rock-Legenden Smokie, The Sweet und Slade  ihre größten Hits im altehrwürdigen Burghof in Judenburg erklingen. Mit dabei unvergessene Songs wie, Far Far Away", Blockbuster",Fox On The Run My Oh My,Living Next Door To Alice und viele mehr. Das rockt."


Slade zeigen bei Legends of Rock, was für hervorragende Live-Performer sie immer noch sind. Mit Run Run Away", Come On Feel The Noise" und Mama weer all crazee now" heizen sie dem Publikum richtig ein."


Einlass 18 Uhr


Kleine Zeitung



Relevant 28.7.2011:


"Rock-Legenden der Siebziger Jahre in Judenburg

Slade lassen es immer noch krachen

Slade lassen es immer noch krachen


Judenburg lässt am 30. Juli die Siebziger Jahre wieder auferstehen, zumindest musikalisch. Angesagt sind nämlich im Rahmen des Festival "Legends of Rock" die Hitfabrikanten Smokie und die Glamrock-Bands Slade und The Sweet. Um 19:00 geht es im Burghof los.


Slade waren eines der Aushängeschilder des Glamrock und ließen Anfang der Siebziger mit "Cum On Feel the Noize", "Mama Weer All Crazee Now" oder "Run Run Away" die Konzertsäle erbeben.


INFO: "Legends of Rock: Smokie/The Sweet/Slade" - Konzert, 30. Juli 2011, Beginn: 19:00 Uhr. Burghof Judenburg, 8750 Judenburg. Weitere Informationen unter"


Rock Of Ages festival 29.-30.7.2011



Seebronn, Germany, Friday 29.7.2011:

  • Jethro Tull (dull - Ilpo) (UK)
  • Slade (UK)
  • Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash (UK)
  • The Poodles (SWE) 
  • China (SUI)


Don Powell interview in Tagblatt 23.6.2011 >>> HERE


Hallo liebe Musikfans,
die Achtelfinals sind durch. Hier das Ergebnis der heutigen Auslosung und die Daten der Viertelfinals. Bitte schickt mir erneut die fünf Songs, die wir für Eure Band spielen sollen und die Reihenfolge der Playlist. Das können dieselben Titel wie gehabt sein oder eine komplett neue Liste.
Wir melden uns frühzeitig vor dem Sendetermin bei Euch.

11. September: Abba - Led Zeppelin

25. September: Rattles - Creedence Clearwater Revival

9. Oktober: Kinks - Doors

23. Oktober: Rolling Stones - Slade

Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Herbert Pjede
RMNgoodtimes & RMNradio - Music, fun & more
Auch in den Kabelnetzen Hamburg, Norderstedt, Hennstedt und Oldenburg/Niedersachsen
eMail :
Web : und
Please give your vote !!! For SLADE of course :-) Hier kann man abstimmen, bitte fuer Slade !!! Sobald die Abstimmbox geöffnet ist haben wir 15 Minuten Zeit ! When this box is opened we have only 15 minutes time ! TODAY 10th July till 22`o clock​/front_content.php?idcat=43 you have to press to this pictures and we have about 15 minutes time !!!!



On the 10th July will be a musicduel on the internetradio RMN Goodtimes. This time will be SLADE / SWEET - So we Sladefans should choos 5 Sladesong, which they will play in the radioshow from 8pm till 10pm. During the show we can give our votes for the songs and our favourite band.
The group with the mostly voting% is the winner of this evening :-)


Event on Facebook HERE


For writing us your 5 Slade songs you can use our blog HERE


SLADE Songlist:


Link to the radioshow internetradio RMN Goodtimes:

RMNgoodtimes - Wir lieben Oldies.
RMNradio - Music, fun & more
Web : and

19th June 2011

W.H.A.T.E.V.E.R. H.A.P.P.E.N.E.D. T.O. ......




Trevor H

56 from London, United Kingdom
i have been in music business for over 30yrs both as a performer with well known chart bands and as a producer working with many top names.I retired from the business but now want to come back. I am a prolific song writer with my own pro studio and its a shame to see some great songs going to waste.I have also been a production director of live shows for many top name international artists around the world and feel that my talents are being wasted by being retired...
Take a look >>> HERE

Performed as a musician with The Rubettes and was a member of Slade for many years touring the world and performing thousands of TV shows etc.I have produced many albums for UK and US artists.I have worked with many top names both as a performer, session player and as Producer.I also worked with various soul artists as Director of Production inc Dionne Warwick, Alexander O,Neal etc for their Live UK and World Tours.As a writer i have written many tracks for various Artists over the years and continue to write full time now in my own 24 Track old school Studio

Welcome to the Slade Fan Club archive >>> HERE

Dave Kemp`s friend Gill Thompson has made some of her excellent Slade photos available on his website...


You will find them >>>> HERE

Guest mgm presenter Grainne McGarvey chats to Noddy Holder from Slade, X-Factor singer Katie Waissel and Chantelle Houghton from Celebrity Big Brother at the 2011 Diet Coke Fate Awards at the Europa Hotel, Belfast





  Donnerstag 28.04.2011

Einlass: 19.00 , Beginn: 19.30

Tickets: VVK 42,00 € zzgl. Geb.  
Veranstalter: Power Promotion  
Tickets bestellen


Thanks for this information to Berndt Huebl from Munich. K.O.R. !

More informations HERE

Slade in Dover, New Jersey, USA, 30.7.1976 at Wolfgang’s Vault


Slade concert at Showplace on Jul 30, 1976 

"Slade, in all their glam-rock glory, crafted a dizzying amount of chart toppers in their career: 17 consecutive Top 20 hits, including six #1s.  Hailed as the most successful band in the UK in the 1970s, Slade could also deliver a ridiculously fun live show."


Listen to the band in top form in this 1976 concert.


Nod on TV and in the radio



March 2011 seems to be a "Noddy Holder month" with him being a lot on TV and in the radio. Check out our Slade news 2011 March.

9.3.2011 The Radcliffe and Maconie Show with TV pundit Noddy Holder


Thursday 9.3.2011 20:00 BBC Radio 2:


"Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie are joined by Noddy Holder. He's in to discuss the best on the box, including the new Professor Brian Cox series, Wonders of the Universe.


Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie are joined by Noddy Holder. He's in to discuss the best on the box, including the new Professor Brian Cox series, Wonders of the Universe."

Noddy Holder and Apprentice star to inspire deprived pupils as teachers

3.3.2011 London Evening Standard, Anna Davis:


"Hundreds of London children in deprived areas will be taught by celebrities for a week as part of a scheme to inspire them.


Musician Noddy Holder, an Olympic gold medallist, and Apprentice finalist Claire Young will be among those taking classes at some of the most challenging schools.


It comes as chef Jamie Oliver's latest TV project, Dream School, shows celebrities teaching pupils who have dropped out of mainstream education.


The latest "celebrity teacher" scheme is run by Teach First, a charity that places top graduates in deprived schools for two years before they go on to other jobs. The week-long event starts on Monday and it is the seventh year the charity has run the event."


Noddy sooome years ago

Noddy Holder on BBC Radio Wales 27.2.2011



Noddy Holder chooses his favourite music for Aled Jones, and talks about his life in glam rock.

Slade in Zielona Gora, Poland 2010

Slade in Poland 28.2.-3.3.2011



Slade are going to play three "We love rock" concerts with Sweet and Smokie in Poland 28.2.-3.3.2011:


28.02.2011 Gdynia, Poland, Hala Sportowo-Widowiskova

01.03.2011 Poznan, Poland, Hala Arena

03.03.2011 Warsaw, Poland, Torwar


Slade in Russia April 2011



A map in Finnish Helsingin Sanomat newspaper from Russian cities, where Slade are going to play in April: 8.4. Moscow and 10.4. Ekaterinburg. From Moscow to Ekaterinburg over 1500 km.



Moscow Milk club 8.4.2011

Ekaterinburg Kosmos 10.4.2011

Bognor Regis 11.-12.2.2011: Slade, Alvin Stardust (pic)...

12.2.2011 Butlin's Big Weekends: We love the 70s - Feel the noise !




Slade is going to play at Butlin's "We love the 70s" weekend on Saturday 12th February 2011 at Bognor Regis, on the south coast of England (40 km to Portsmouth, 50 km to Brighton).




Butlins Big Weekends, Bognor Regis 11.-12.2.2011

Aschersleben 18.2.2011 cancelled


Classsic Rock Night in Aschersleben, Germany 18.2.2011 has been cancelled.


NEW on this website:



For more informations klick >>> HERE




For more informations klick >>> HERE

Live Olympia Paris 74'
Slade Live




BRIT ROCK BY THE BAY For more informations klick >>> HERE
DAVID\ Get more informations >>>> HERE

Pictures Slade at Nierstein / Germany 2009 are online now >>> HERE



for all pictures copyright@ Gaby Sproll-Becker



pictures are online again HERE


Many thanks to Per Christensen























Our report from La Hulpe 2005 is now online again. You can read it and watch all pictures >>> HERE

Rzeszow, Sportow-Widowiskowe

16.1.2011 Slade's first concert in 2011 in Rzeszow, Poland


Slade will have their first concert in 2011 in Poland on Sunday 16th January, when they play in regional sports centrum Sportowo-Widowiskowe. Slade will return to Poland at the end of February, when they have three dates there: 28.2.Gdynia, 1.3. Warsaw and 3.3. Poznan.


12.1.2011 "Glam show regular" Noddy Holder in The Radcliffe & Maconie Show

Wednesday 12 Jan 2011 20:00 on BBC Radio 2:

"Mark and Stuart are joined by their glam show regular, Noddy Holder, who heralds the New Year's television."


Slade at Katalin 29.12.2010 sold-out

Last gig of 2010 in Upsala sold-out



Slade's last gig of 2010 in an old Swedish university town Upsala at Katalin and All that jazz club (founded by Katalin Varga) on Wednesday 29th December has been sold-out.


Katalin and All that jazz

Don and H's left shoe or right arm?

More diaries found from Don's "memory"





The memory man (Donald George Powell) has found more diaries and author of Don's biography Lise Falkenberg has to rewrite the last three chapters.

With Slade and Elvis by the camp fire on Christmas Day



Radio Suomi (= Finland) 25.12.2010 15:03:


"Tuomo Prättälä, you certainly did know that especially for Finnish male persons Slade's "Merry Christmas Everybody" is almost a sacred thing?"


Radio Suomen Leirinuotiolla tunnelmoidaan joulupäivänä lapsenmielisesti ipanapa-henkeen. Tuomo Prättälän osuudeksi biisilistalle tulivat Sladen Merry Christmas Everybody ja Merry Christmas Baby, joka on ollut mm. Elviksen ohjelmistossa. Tuomo ei pahempia ennakkopaineita näistä ottanut: ”Haavisto näitä ehdotti, ja jälkeenpäin vasta selvisi, että aika isoja hittejähän nuo ovat olleet”. Kalevi Pollari haastattelee."


Tuomo Prättälä made a swing/jazz/soul version of MXE in 2009.


Satumaa, Yle 21.12.2010

  Fröhliche Weihnacht für alle



Nun hängst du deine Strümpfe an die Wand,
es ist die Zeit, da kommt der Nikolaus angerannt.
Mit seinem roten Rentier-Schlitten,
kommt er jetzt ganz schnell angeglitten
umpünktlich da zu sein am Weihnachtstag.


Ich wüncsh euch fröhliche Weihnacht
Alle Menschen haben Fun.
Schaut jetzt in die Zukunft
wie einst alles begann.

Nun wartest du, bis die Familie kommt
und auch die Oma ist dabei und singt ‘nen Song.
Denn die Oma ist die Beste
Und wünscht uns zu diesem Feste
Alles Gute und tanzt noch einen Rock'n'Roll.



Was wird dein Papa tun,
Wenn er sieht,
Die Mama küsst den Weihnachtsmann.

Nun hängst du deine Strümpfe an die Wand,
und jetzt hoffst du es fängt zu schneien an.
Du fährst den Abhang runter,
auf einem Schlitten, den du gemacht,
du überschlagst dich drei mal und stehst auf  und lachst.


Refrain mit schreienden:

It’s Christmaaaaaaaaaaaas


Es weihnaaaaaaaaaachtet

Halber refrain


Lea/Holder 1973

German words Volker Rosenau 2010

Pio just released an album called "SladeFan"
The track listing is:

the link to I Won't Let It 'Appen Agen on sendspace

BBC Radio2 Nod in Ken Bruce show 24.12.2010


BBC Radio 2 24.12.2010 9:30:

"Annie Lennox chooses her final two Christmas records in Tracks of My Years. Ken will host the final round of Popmaster Champions League, he's got the final plays of the Record and Album of the Week and there'll be travel updates thought the show. We have our final modern short story for Christmas, today it's read by Noddy Holder. Merry Christmas!"

Nod with Radcliffe and Maconie Xmas 2007

BBC Radio 2 Carols with Noddy Holder and Hafdis Huld 22.12.2010





The Radcliffe & Maconie Show 22.12.2010 20:00:


"In tonight's show, the Spirit of Christmas himself, Noddy Holder, together with the Icelandic singer/songwriter Hafdis Huld and her band, join Mark and Stuart to sing some carols."

Noddy Holder's Top 40 Christmas Hits, MTV 25.12.2010



A countdown of the greatest Christmas songs, presented by former Slade singer Noddy Holder on MTV on Saturday 25th December 2010 at 10:00am.

MXE tour week in the Czech Republic 14.-21.12.2010



Tue 14.12. Praha, Incheba Arena -> MOVED TO 24.2.2011 !


Wed 15.12. Hradec Kralove, Aldis -> MOVED TO 19.12.2010 !


Fri 17.12. Kunovice, Sportovni Hala


Sat 18.12. Liberec, Dum Kultury


Sun 19.12. Ceska Budejovice, Budweis Kulturhaus -> MOVED TO 25.2.2011 !


Tue 21.12. Jihalva, Sporthalle -> MOVED TO 26.2.2011 !


18.12.2010 MXE from 59 to 51



‎'Merry Xmas Everybody' up from 59 to 51 in this week's official UK top 100 singles charts. Thanks for the message to Keith Brunt from Ballynahinch/Nothern Ireland !

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Almost Slayed flew over from Perth to play this double header with Statoz Quo on 19th November in the Logan Diggers Club. The voice of 'Noddy Holder' was amazingly so similar to the real Noddy Holder.


All pictures of this gig you can watch >>> HERE



Almost Slayed



Noddy Holder presents his top 20 favourite Christmas songs in Top 20 on Channel 4 UK at 10:00am.

Slade Fans on tour in Rockenberg, Germany 27.11.2010
mit Rudolf, Monika, Uwe, Bernd, Marion, Martin, Ludwig und Jens

"Far far away" von Slade


1974: Die Terrakotta-Armee wird in China entdeckt - und Slade veröffentlichen "Far far away".


Die Glam-Rock-Ära ist voll im Gange. Die Bühnenkostüme werden immer opulenter, die Frisuren ausgefallener und das Make Up schriller. Mittendrin mausern sich Slade zur erfolgreichsten britischen Band nach der Trennung der Beatles. Doch 1973 der Schicksalsschlag: Schlagzeuger Don Powell hat vollgepumpt mit Alkohol einen schweren Autounfall. Seine Freundin kommt uns Leben und er verliert Gedächtnis und Geschmackssinn. Erstmals seit Jahren hält die Band inne und macht eine Pause. Nach Powells Genesung feiern die Rocker von Slade dann ihr Comeback mit melancholischen Balladen. In "Far far away" beschreibt Sänger Noddy Holder zum Beispiel sein Heimweh während der Tourneen. Der Song wird ein Riesenhit und beweist, dass Slade auch mit ruhigen Tönen große Erfolge feiern können.

Der Text…

... beschreibt, welche Länder Slade bisher bereist haben - unter anderem deuten sie ein skurriles Gastspiel auf den Bahamas an. Damals noch völlig unbekannt, stecken sie, von einem Hotelmanager geprellt, monatelang auf dem Inselstaat fest.

In den Charts…

... ist "Far far away" ein Megaerfolg. Platz zwei in Großbritannien und Platz acht in Deutschland.

Und heute?

Heute gehen Slade nach einigen Umbesetzungen immer noch regelmäßig auf Tournee. Von der Urbesetzung sind noch Gitarrist Dave Hill und Schlagzeuger Don Powell übrig.

More you can listen >>> HERE

Legden 16.042011

Weihnachtsticket für Slade, Sweet und Middle of the Road live in Legden



Slade in Legden, Germany 16.04.2011:



"Classic Rock Night - die 1. Rockparty des Jahres in Legden

Bei der 1. Classic Rock Night am 16. April im Dorf Münsterland in Legden stehen gleich drei hochkarätige Rock-Bands aus den 70ern und 80ern auf der Bühne der Audimaxxhalle. Rock- und Popfans können sich auf ein über drei Stunden dauerndes hochkarätiges Rockkonzert freuen. Mit ihren Evergreens lassen Slade, Sweet und Middle of the Road die Konzertbesucher in die eigene Vergangenheit eintauchen. Und wer sich seine Tickets noch in diesem Jahr bis zum 24. Dezember besorgt, profitiert gleich zweimal: Die Tickets sind sicher in der Tasche und 10 Euro pro Ticket werden gespart. Statt 29,90 Euro kostet die Eintrittskarte bis Weihnachten nämlich nur 19,90 Euro (zuzügl. 1 Euro VVK-Gebühr). Auch als originelles Weihnachtsgeschenk ganz sicher eine tolle Überraschung.
Reservierungen und weitere Informationen zur Ticketbestellung unter 02566/208-0 oder online über diese Website."



Dorf Muensterland


Slade weekend in Germany 26.-27.11.2010



Slade concerts in Germany 26.-27.11.2010:


*** Friday 26.11. Wertheim, Main-Tauber-Halle, Germany

(Concert moved from 8th August to 26th November)

Main-Tauber-Halle Wertheim
Untere Leberklinge 13
97877 Wertheim

*** Saturday 27.11. Rockenberg (Oppershofen), Germany: Charity concert

Bürgerhaus Oppershofen
Lattwiesenweg 8
35519 Rockenberg

Aschersleben from 4th Dec 2010 to 18th Feb 2011



Aschersleben (Germany) Classic Rock Night has been moved from 4th December 2010 to 18th February 2011.




Slade weekend in Poland and Germany


Slade will play in Zielona Gora, Poland on Friday 19th November 2010 and in Potsdam, Germany on Saturday 20th November. SBB will replace Budgie in Poland.


Slade tourweek in Czech Republic, December 2010





Všem fans, jak už jste mohli z určitých míst slyšet, TRAKTOR se stal součástí šesti koncertů vánočního tour glam-rockové legendy SLADE.


Skupina Slade byla jednou z vůdčích skupina glam rocku a v době své největší slávy to byla komerčně nejúspěšnější skupina ve Spojeném království. Slade vydali několik komerčně velmi úspěšných alb a singlů a mezi jejich hity patří Merry Xmas Everybody, Far far away a How does it feel ( soundtrack k filmu Flame ), Run Runaway, My Oh My a Radio Wall of Sound.


Kde koncerty proběhnou najdete v sekci Koncerty




14.12.2010 Praha - Incheba Arena    mapa >> Traktor jako host tour SLADE
15.12.2010 Hradec Králové - ALDIS    mapa >> Traktor jako host tour SLADE
17.12.2010 Kunovice u UH - sportovní hala    mapa >> Traktor jako host tour SLADE
18.12.2010 Liberec - KD    mapa >> Traktor jako host tour SLADE
19.12.2010 České Budějovice - KD    mapa >> Traktor jako host tour SLADE
21.12.2010 Jihlava - Sportovní hala    mapa >> Traktor jako host tour SLADE




special guest : TRAKTOR, GONG
Dave Hill - guitar,vocals, Don Powell - drums, John Berry - bass,violin,vocals, Mal McNulty - guitar, vocals 
Britská glamrocková a hardrocková skupina Slade je jednou z vůdčích skupin glam rocku a v době své největší slávy to byla komerčně nejúspěšnější skupina ve Spojeném království. Skupina začínala v roce 1966. V letech 1971 až 1975 vydali několik velmi úspěšných alb a singlů. Mnoho z nich se umístilo na prvních místech hitparád. Byla to nejúspěšnější řada skladeb od dob Beatles. Všechny jejich koncerty byly dopředu automaticky vyprodány. Nejznámější písničkou je skladba Merry Xmas Everybody , která je dodnes jednou z nehranějších vánočních písniček. Další hitovky - Cum on Feel the Noise , Coz I Luv You, Far Far Away, Mama Weer All Crazee Now, Run Run Away, Born to Be Wild, Everyday nebo My oh My. Skupina je pověstná svými bouřlivými živými koncerty a komunikací s publikem. Tvorba skupiny Slade významně ovlivnila další vývoj rockové hudby.

Doporučujeme včasné zakoupení vstupenky.

Vstupenky také v síti:

Cena v předprodeji 550 Kč.   Website


Many thanks to Uwe Friedrich for the information.

2009 Traumzeit in Erfurt: "Der Höhepunkt die Gruppe Slade" - 2010 Slade are back !


"Es war wie immer Super. Die Stimmung lasse. Der Höhepunkt die Gruppe Slade."


A year ago Slade played at 10th Traumzeit in Erfurt, Germany. Now they are back in Germany playing at Classic Rock Nights:


Saturday 13.11.2010 Essen, Grugahalle: 20th Essener Oldie Night

Saturday 20.11.2010 Potsdam, Metropolishallen

Friday 26.11.2010 Wertheim, Main-Tauber-Halle

Saturday 27.11.2010 Rockenberg, Bürgerhaus Oppershofen



"Diese für uns erste Traumzeit war grandios, die Künstler gaben alles, um das Publikum zu begeistern. Besonders Slade vermochte die Stimmung anzuheizen."


20. Essener Oldie Night, 13. November 2010


Essen, Germany

"Die Veranstaltung rund um die Hits der 60er und 70er Jahre feiert Jubiläum!

Die 20. Oldie Night am 13. November feiert sich selbst mit einem großen Programm und es gibt ein Wiedersehen mit „alten“ und „neuen“ Bekannten: Chris Andrews, Sailor, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Titch, Slade, Dschinghis Khan sowie The Boomtown Rats. Seien Sie dabei und feiern mit bei der 20. Essener Oldie Night.

Kartenpreis: 39,60 Euro."


Essen Grugahallle 13.11.2010


Saturday 6.11.2010 Slade in Donauhalle, Ulm, Germany


Haller Tagblatt 5.11.2010:


Veranstaltungshinweis für den 6. November 2010

Classic Rock Night mit Suzi Quatro, Slade, Sweet und Mud II

Beschreibung der Veranstaltung:

Topsongs aus den Charts, Bands, bevorzugt aus den 70ern und 80ern, das ist die "Classic Rock Night". Der Titel ist Programm: für mehrere Stunden handgemachter, hochkarätiger Live-Musik zwischen Rock und Pop.

Hot Chocolate, Suzi Quatro und MUD sind weitere Protagonisten dieser musikalischen Ära und die sind am Samstag im Rahmen der erstem SÜDWEST PRESSE Classic Rock Night in der Donauhalle in Ulm zu hören. Die Eintrittskarten für den Gute-Laune-Abend, der eine nostalgische, jedoch keine Oldie-Veranstaltung sein soll, kosten zwischen 28 und 38 Euro (zuzüglich Gebühren). Sie sind an den bekannten Vorverkaufsstellen erhältlich.


Haller Tagblatt 5.11.2010

Slade in St. Petersburg, November 2010


Slade play in St. Petersburg, Russia at October concert hall on Wednesday 3rd November 2010. Dave Hill was in the studio of Radio Roks on Tuesday evening 2nd November. Slade were in the same studio in April 2010, when they played in Moscow and St. Petersburg.


Hear me calling in St Petersburg!

November 1.-7.11.2010 Slade on tour


03.11. St. Petersburg, Russia, BKZ


Slade are not playing for the first time in St. Petersburg, but...


"This weekend sees award-winning Finnish rocker Ismo Alanko perform his debut concert in St. Petersburg as part of an evening of Finnish music, The St. Peterburg Times reports. Ismo Alanko is a Finnish living legend... Over the years and with different lineups, he has released more than 20 albums of original and very diverse music, but always with the Finnish spirit.


What music influenced you when you were young?

First I listened to glam rock, Slade and bands like that."


06.11. Ulm, Germany, Donauhalle

Noddy, Gorman and Khorsandi

Noddy Holder in Genius with Gorman 31.10.2010

Sunday 31 October 11.00-11.30pm BBC TWO

"Dave Gorman is joined by comedienne Shappi Khorsandi and glam rock legend Noddy Holder in the last episode of the series. They discuss ideas pitched by the studio audience and decide whether they could, in fact, be Genius.


Proposals offered this week include emery board escalators – to file your nails while moving between floors; saving the environment by banning Christmas records such as Slade's Merry Christmas Everybody; and the door hat – a device which places a hat on your head as you open your front door to someone. If you're happy to see the person at the door you can say that you have only just got in and take your hat off. And if you're unhappy to see the person, you can get rid of them by saying that you've just put your hat on, as you're about to pop out. Either way you win ... in a charming way!"


Genius with Gorman episode 2.6 video

Rock Classics cruising Stockholm - Marienhamn - Stockholm 28.-29.10.2010


Slade will play on Thursday 28th October on the Silja Galaxy ferry. Rock klassiker cruising starts from Stockholm's Värtahamnen port on Thursday at 19:30 local time and Silja Galaxy will be back in the same place on Friday at 18:15.


Rockklassiker kryssning with Slade

Silja Galaxy Rockklassiker

Schemmerhofen 16.10.2010

Schemmerhofen "Night of Legends" pics and video


Some very nice pics and a video from Schemmerhofen, Germany 16.10.2010 "Night of Legends" (Slade, UK and Helter Skelter, Germany) can be found on our "Slade on stage reports" page and on the Helter Skelter website:

Slade_on_stage_reports 2010

Ue30rocknacht Schemmerhofen pics

Ue30rocknacht Schemmerhofen video

Thanks a lot to Helter Skelter for the kind permission to use their pics !

Dave Jewell at is playing homage to Mick Ronson on Friday 22nd October from 11.00am, followed by 2 hours of Slade.

Slade's next October gigs: Norway - Sweden - Finland


Slade's next two gigs in October will be in Scandinavia:

- Saturday 23rd October 2010 Kristiansand, Norway

- Thursday/Friday 28.-29.10.2010 Stockholm - Mariehamn - Stockholm: Rock Cruising on the Silja Galaxy


Dave Hill, Wochenblatt Biberach 10.10.2010

"Nicht mehr weit bis Slade" - Slade soon



Slade and Helter Skelter; Night of Legends at Schemmerhofen, Germany 16th October 2010


Wochenblatt, Biberach 10.10.2010:

"Die legendären "Slade" und die aufregende Coverband "Helter Skelter" - die 6. Schemmerhofer "night of legends" am Samstag, 16. Oktober ist ein Muß für alle Rockfans (und die, die's werden wollen).


Die "night of legends", veranstaltet vom Förderverein des Musikvereins Schemmerhofen, entwickelt sich so langsam aber sicher selbst schon zur Legende unter den Livemusikfans der Region. Am Samstag, 16. Oktober wird die Mühlbachhalle in Schemmerhofen wieder beben, wenn sich ab 20 Uhr die Jungs von "Slade" und ab 22 Uhr "Helter Skelter" die Ehre geben.


"Slade" sind auf der Bühne immer noch eine beeindruckende Macht und bieten mit unbestechlicher Kompetenz eine einmalige Show, mit der sie ständig neue Fans gewinnen. Und das - kein Aprilscherz! - seit dem 1. April 1966, als sie in der Town Hall im englischen Wallsall ihr allererstes Live-Konzert gaben! Goldene Schallplatten weltweit beweisen "Slades" Songwriting- und Studio-Qualitäten: In drei Jahrzehnten konnte die Rockband die Charts 271 rekordverdächtige Wochen lang erobern! Sie landete 10 Nr.1-Single-Hits und vier Nr.1-LPs sowie 5 Smash-Hit-Alben - eine sagenhafte Bilanz. Klassiker wie Far Far Away, My Oh My, Merry X-Mas Everybody oder Run Run Away, aber auch neuere Hits wie Howlin? Wind (1996) stehen für eine einzigartige Karriere.




Wochenblatt, Biberach 10.10.2010

Don Power Powell

Don Powell questions & answers September 2010 in the Slade news 2010 - October 2010 and Slade Interviews 2010 pages !




News October 2010


Interviews 2010

Slade return to stage in October 2010



Slade will return to stage after three months break on Saturday 9th October 2010 in Norway at Kopervik, near Haugesund. The autumn tour continues in Germany, Sweden, Russia, Poland...


October 2010


- Sat 09.10. Kopervik, Havnatorget, Norway

- Sat 16.10. Schemmerhofen, Germany: Night of Legends

- Sat 23.10. Kristiansand, Norway

- Thu 28.10. Stockholm, Sweden: Rock cruising on the Silja Galaxy; Stockholm - Marienhamn (Finland) - Stockholm


November 2010


- Wed 03.11. St. Petersburg, Russia

- Sat 06.11. Ulm, Germany, Donauhallen

- Sat 13.11. Essen, Germany, Grugahallen

- Fri 19.11. Zielona Gora, Poland

- Sat 20.11. Potsdam, Germany, Metorpolishallen

- Fri 26.11. Wertheim, Germany, main-Tauber-Halle

- Sat 27.11. Rockenberg (Oppershofen), Germany


December 2010


- Sat 04.12. Aschersleben, Germany, Ballhaus: Slade, Middle of the Road,...

- Fri 10.12. Birmingham, UK, LG Arena: Rock with Laughter Christmas festivity

- Tue 14.12.2010 Prague, Incheba Arena, Czech Republic
Wed 15.12.2010  Hradec Kralove, Aldis, Czech Republic
Fri 17.12.2010  Kunovice, Sportovni hala, Czech Republic
Sat 18.12.2010  Liberec, Sportovni hala, Czech Republic
Sun 19.12.2010  České Budějovice, Dům kultury, Czech Republic
- Wed 29.12. Uppsala, Sweden, All that Jazz


Sat 18.12. Weingarten, Germany, Kultur- und Kongresszentrum: CANCELLED !


More details on our Tour dates page !


"I just feel so privileged that I'm still able to tour with the same enjoyment as when I first started over 40 years ago." - Don Powell 1st October 2010




Slade in Poland,

Zielona Gora






Slade rock cruising Stockholm 28.10.2010


Slade will play on Rock cruising from Stockholm to Marienhamn and back to Stockholm on the Silja Galaxy on Thursday 28th October 2010:


28.10.2010 Stockholmn Värtahamnen 19:30 (local time)

29.10.2010 Marienhamn

29.10.2010 Stockholm Värtahamnen 18:15


Rock klassiker kryssning med Slade

"It's Slade" documentary 1999 Part 1/5

Noch vier Wochen bis Slade


Wochenblatt 17.09.2010:

"Nachdem SLADE in den letzten Jahren äußerst erfolgreich durch Deutschland, die Schweiz und Österreich tourten, sind sie mit ihrer neuen CD seit Frühjahr auf einer ausgedehnten Tour, die sie am 16. Oktober in die Mühlbachhalle nach Schemmerhofen führen wird.

Dave Hill von Slade, Gitarrist der englischen 70er-Jahre-Kultgruppe, beim Ferienzauber 2006 in Rottweil. Foto: Wolf-Dieter Bojus
Schon im Jubiläumssommer bei vielen Open-Airs und Festivals haben Slade bewiesen, dass sie der große "Abräumer" sind und den meist viel jüngeren Kollegen gegenüber nichts von ihrer Live-Präsenz verloren haben! Im Gegenteil: Sie sind auf der Bühne eine beeindruckende Macht und bieten mit unbestechlicher Kompetenz eine einmalige Show, mit der sie ständig neue Fans gewinnen. Erstes Livekonzert 1966 Übrigens: Slade gaben bereits am 1. April 1966 in der Town Hall im englischen Wallsall ihr allererstes Live-Konzert. Goldene Schallplatten weltweit beweisen Slades Songwriting- und Studio-Qualitäten: In drei Jahrzehnten konnten Slade die Charts 271 rekordverdächtige Wochen lang erobern! Sie landeten 10 (!) Nr.1 Single-Hits (ABBA = 7), gleich dreimal stürmten sie von 0 auf Platz 1, und hatten vier Nr.1-LPs (zweimal von 0 auf 1)! Dazu 13 Singles in den TOP 5, 16 Singles in den TOP 10, 22 Singles in den TOP 20 und 5 Smash-Hit-Alben - eine sagenhafte Bilanz.

Klassiker wie Far Far Away, Coz I Luv You, Mama Weer All Crazee Now, My Oh My, Merry X-Mas Everybody oder Run Run Away, aber auch neuere Hits wie Radio Wall Of Sound (1991), Hot Luv (1995) und Howlin? Wind (1996) stehen für eine einzigartige Karriere.

Die europaweite "C&A"-Werbekampagne brachten Slade mit Far Far Away 1995 wieder einem größeren jugendlichen Publikum nahe und erneut in die TOP 10. Auch die CD Keep On Rockin! (1996) und ihr "97er Greatest Hits-Album Feel The Noize schafften den Sprung in die Charts, wobei letztere CD eindrucksvoll die wohl wirklich einmalige Karriere einer großartigen Band dokumentiert. Nachdem Slade mit ihrer letzten Single "Some Exercise" in ganz Europa einen Sommerhit landen konnte, kommt die Band nun mit ihrer brandneuen Single "Take Me Home" und der neuen CD "Cum On Let's Party" - übrigens die erste Studio CD seit sieben Jahren - nach Deutschland - und dort am 16. Oktober in die Mühlbachhalle nach Schemmerhofen. Die Legende lebt - und wie! Slade sind eine Legende! Ihre Songs, LPs, Tourneen und TV-Auftritte haben Akzente gesetzt. Besonders Dave Hills auffälliger Kleidungsstil mit farbenprächtig-schrillen Phantasiekostümen und seine einzigartige Bühnenshow wurden zum Markenzeichen - Slade charakterisieren eine ganze Epoche der Pop-Musik. Und nach dem Slade-Auftritt , der um 20 Uhr beginnt, geht die Party um 22 Uhr mit der Band HELTER SKELTER in der Mühlbachhalle weiter.

Erschienen am Donnerstag, 16. September 2010"


Wochenblatt 17.09.2010


Nod guesting once again in The Radcliffe and Maconie Show Wed 15th September 2010

Nod on the radio on Wednesday 15th September at 20:00GMT, BBC Radio2, Mark Radcliffe & Stuart Maconie radio show:


BBC Radio2 The Radcliffe and Maconie show

"Rare and unseen" DVD release date 20 September 2010



"The next title in our Rare and Unseen series looks at English rock band Slade – the first act to have three singles enter at #1, and all six of the Wolverhampton band's chart-toppers were penned by Noddy Holder and Jim Lea. Total UK sales were 6,520,171, and their best selling single, "Merry Xmas Everybody", sold more than 1 million copies worldwide. With Holder's powerful vocals and guitarist Dave Hill's equally arresting dress sense, Slade were one of the most successful British chart bands of the 1970s, scoring seventeen consecutive Top 20 hits.


Told through missing-believed-wiped archive interviews and rare and unseen footage of the band talking, this insightful DVD is a worthy addition to any Slade collection. Items genuinely unseen and never before on DVD including film from the ITN archive. Includes lost and now restored TV interviews from the past and rare film of the band talking about their career. A must for the die-hard fan!


Dave Hill radio interview in Shuttsie



Paul 'Shuttsie' Shuttleworth, Radio, TV and Live Presenter, DJ and Store Opening specialist


"Shuttsie chats to Lenny Henry, Beverley Knight and Dave Hill from Slade about rock with laughter at the NEC LG Arena."


Shuttsie - Audio wall - Interviews - Dave Hill From Slade Chats To Shuttsie

Fünf Karten für Essen Konzert 13.11.2010


"Sold out" :-)


"Wir vermitteln 5 Karten für das Slade-Konzert in Essen am 13.11.2010. Sie kosten pro Stück 25,- Euro (an der Abendkasse € 39,60):"


Kontaktaufnahme >>>HIER



"Hi,...I wanted to draw your attention to this important petition that I recently signed: "The Slade Induction Campaign"

Happy Birthday to Don "Power" Powell on 10th September !


We wish you a Happy Birthday, all the best to you. Have a good day, K O R.

Uwe & Marion from Germany



Hi Don,

We wish you a Happy Birthday from down under,wish I could see you more often, but it's expensive to Europe. Last time I saw you was Skegness 2003, you saw all of us in Adelaide and had a great concert at the front page 1993. Have a great day from down under Australia.

Keep On Rocking




Don, have a fab birthday, my friend!  Hope to catch up with you again before the end of the year. Take care!


Doug Stafford



Hi Don,
Just to wish you a very happy birthday.


Steve, The Bangin' Man


Many Happy Returns Don & KOR


Peter Donner 


Have a grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat birthday, Don , thanks for all those memories who are never far far away coz we luv you !


Jos Devaele, Belgium



Hi there Don, hope you have a great birthday 21 again ha ha, Love from a huge fan in Australia. xxx


Carol Klier, Australia



Happy Birthday Don, have a great day. Give our warmest regards to Dave. Keep on rockin', all the best from


Almost Slayed (Slade tribute band, Australia)



Joyeux anniversaire Don ! Champagne !....Bonne journée ! ...


Gérard Goyer, France



Hello Don have a great birthday party i'm sure you will!
And keep thundering the battery.


André Verhage, Netherlands



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Slade guitarist Dave Hill is back on form at Rock With Laughter launch

Dave Hill and Beverley Knight


"SLADE guitarist Dave Hill was a picture of health as he made his first public appearance since suffering a stroke in July.


Grandfather Dave, 64, joined soul singer Beverley Knight and comedian turned Shakespeare actor Lenny Henry at a launch event for the Rock With Laughter concert, which takes place from December 10 to 12 at the LG Arena.


The Wolverhampton star joked with his fellow celebrities, revealing that he first spotted Beverley when she starred in a production of Grease as a pupil at Highfields School in Penn – as Dave was in the audience with his daughter, who was herself a student there at the time.

Dave said of his illness: “My speech was all slurred and my blood pressure was about 250. Stress was a factor – I was probably doing a bit too much. But I feel very positive now.”

Lenny, 52, revealed he was planning to make an autobiographical film about growing up in Dudley in the 70s.


Beverley, 37, said she had two new albums planned, to be released through her own label – one of British soul covers and the other with original material."


Birmingham Mail 09.09.2001


Grrrreeat !

Belfast in flames again 26th August






Slade in Flame is being shown at the Queens Film Theatre, Belfast on Thursday 26th August 2010.


Queens Film Theatre August 2010

Dave Hill interview on SVT1 20th Aug 2010


Thursday 19.08.2010 SVT1 "The Seventies" 22:45 - 23:15


SVT1 = Sweden's television channel 1


"­Om dette afsnit


1970-talets rock- och popmusik presenteras av Rolf Hammarlund. Del 5 av 10. I kväll är året 1974 och temat glamrock. Den bästa musiken varvas med intervjuer med gitarristen Dave Hill från Slade, Suzi Quatro och svenske sångaren Harpo."

Music extracts: Suzi Quatro "Devil Gate Drive", "Can The Can", "48 Crash", "She's In Love With You", Harpo "Movie Star",  Cher "Dark Lady", John Denver "Annie's Song",  Mott The Hoople "Roll Away The Stone", Abba "Waterloo"...



1. Harpo

2. Suzi Quatro 8:58 - 17:58

3. Slade 18:35-27:58:

   18:35 "Merry Xmas Everybody"

   19:58 Dave Hill interview in Birmingham "Platform boots"

   20:41 "Cum On Feel The Noize"

   20:58 Dave Hill interview continues "Dressing room"-

   21:25 "Get Down And Get With It"

   21:50 Chas Chandler

   22:15 Dave Hill interview continues "Skinhead image"

   22:55 "Coz I Luv You"

   23:27 Dave Hill interview continues "Success"

   23:57 "Mama Weer All Crazee Now"

   24:10 "Gudbuy T'Jane"

   24:23 "Cum On Feel The Noize"

   24:36 "My Friend Stan"

   24:54 "Everyday"

   25:30 Dave Hill interview continues "Abba"

   25:50 "Far, Far Away"

   26:08 "My Oh My"

   26:40 Dave Hill interview continues "My Oh My"

   26:52 "Mizsterious Mizster Jones"

   27:06 Dave Hill interview continues "Teacher"

   27:30 "Do You Believe In Miracles"

   27:48 Dave Hill interview continues "Slade's music will live"


SVT The_seventies part_5/10_1974 28:15

Jim Lea at Pillnitzer Schlossnacht in Dresden?

"Slade guitarist Dave Hill out of action for two more months, his agent confirms"

Slade guitarist Dave Hill at the Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton in May


"BLACK Country rock heroes Slade are not arranging any new dates after it was confirmed that guitarist Dave Hill will be out of action for at least two more months.

Flamboyant Dave, 64, suffered a stroke at a gig in Germany in July, prompting the immediate cancellation of shows in Sweden and Switzerland.


It was initially thought he would be back performing within a month but a spokeswoman for the six-times chart-topping group said he was still awaiting the all-clear."



Birmingham Mail 12.08.2010


Slade Re-Schedule Concert After Dave Hill Suffers Stroke

What's on South Devon, 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"


Whats on South Devon 12.08.2010


St Christopher's RC Church and the CBSO Centre

What's going on, Jim !?


Mad Hat Studios 3rd June 2008:


"Mark went away in May doing a short UK and then European tour with Magnum, as is his want. In his absence Sheena has been very busy with Jim Lea.


Jim is nearing completion of his "String Theory" album which has taken a few twist and turns in its evolution. Originally with great virtual instruments available we planned to achieve his string arrangements with keyboards and an occasional real violin on top (those of you old enough will remember Jim not only played bass and wrote songs for Slade but also played violin).


But during May after a number of experiments with some printed scores and multi-tracked violins we decided to re-record most of the string parts for real, Jim playing them all, and create his own 'orchestra' (aka the JLO).


Armed with his 2 new violins, one inherited from his grandfather, 2 violas, a cello and a multitude of others borrowed from Turner Violins in Birmingham, Jim has been recording his orchestra one person at a time (with an occasional oboe part from Sheena). It may sound long winded but the results are sounding very impressive.


To enhance the realism of the whole affair we have also done some location recording at the CBSO Centre, and the local RC Church in Codsall. Upon Mark's return we also enjoyed a visit from the friendly guys of cool black and white mustelid roadsters – The Icelandic Traffic Badgers back in again to do some more tracks."


Mad Hat Studios

ALMOST SLAYED played Saturday 7th August  at

Old Bailey Tavern, cnr. Reid/Grand Prom., Joondalup


Pictures you can watch >>> HERE

Slade at Bree 22nd August 2010 cancelled


Slade's performance at Vostertrock at Bree in Belgium on 22nd August has been cancelled. As "a replacement" Mud has been added in the list and John Berry will play with them - a berry in the mud.

Slade at Torquay 14th August 2010 cancelled


"Due to the sad news that Dave Hill (Slade) has had a minor stroke, Slade have had to cancel their concert on the 14th August. But ‘the show must go on’ as they say and we have lined up a fantastic 70's and 80's fun filled evening for you.


With Heroes doing all the punk, new wave, MOD, SKA and The Glitter Band who have sensationally stepped in to give people a stunning Glitter Show and guest DJ, Martin Nicholls from PALM FM. "


"SLADE have cancelled and are rescheduling to do a Christmas show instead.  This is due to Dave Hill having a very mild stroke and he is recovering well.  The Glitter Band have been superb in stepping in and we are now going ahead with a 70’S 80’S night as detailed on my website."


My Glitterballs Promotions


My Glitterballs



This is South Devon 30th July 2010:

"Glam rockers Slade have been forced to pull the plug on their gig at the Riviera Centre in Torquay next month.


But the band — whose most enduring hit is the raucous festive favourite — will be in town for a Christmas party at Pure nightclub on the harbourside in December instead.


Now the Glitter Band will take their place at the top of the bill for a party night at the ERC on August 14.


The reason for the reshuffle is that Slade guitarist Dave Hill has suffered a minor stroke and the Torquay gig is one of a number they have been forced to call off.


Promoter John Ross said: "I understand that Dave is going to make a full recovery, but at the moment, he is not well enough to perform.


"However, we are delighted that the band are planning to come back in December.

"Pure is on the site of the old 400 Ballroom, and that's where Slade played when they first came to Torquay."


Hill, who is 64, performs with original Slade drummer Don Powell in the band.


His agent Abi Carter said Hill was on the road to recovery, and described it as a "very, very, very mild stroke".


The Glitter Band will be supported by Kent rockers Heroes on August 14."


This is South Devon 30.07.2010


Slade at Wertheim 8th August 2010 cancelled




The concert of Slade at Wertheim on Sunday 8th August has been cancelled because of Dave Hill´s health problems. The concert is delayed to 26th November in the Main-Tauber-Halle,Wertheim. Tickets for Sunday are also valid for the concert in November.


Bad Essen 7th August 2010 cancelled


Wordpress WerWoWas:


"Bad Essen, Kirchplatz

Dave Hill, Gitarrist und Mitbegründer der Band Slade hat einen Schlaganfall erlitten hat. Aus diesem Grund hat sein Arzt ihm eine 14-tägige Bühnensperre verhängt. Davon betroffen, neben 7 anderen Auftritten in Deutschland, ist der Auftritt am 07.08. im Rahmen der Classic Rock Night der Landesgartenschau auf dem Kirchplatz in Bad Essen. Als Ersatz für Slade wird neben The Sweet, T-Rex und Major Healey Phil Bates mit seiner Electric Light Band auftreten."


Buchlovice concert moved from 31st July to 27th August 2010


Slade's concert in Buchlovice Zamensky Amphitheater has been moved from 31st  July to 27th August 2010 due to Dave's illness.



Wishing a quick recovery to Dave !

Rock with Laughter wishing Dave a speedy recovery

"Here’s a fun packed blog full of some things you may not know about this years Rock with Laughter line-up, but lets start by wishing  Dave Hill from Slade a speedy recovery after being taken ill on tour last week. Dave is now taking it easy and we’re looking forward to seeing him in full Slade mode for Rock with Laughter in December."


Rock with Laughter blog


Hundreds of fans hit Facebook site set up for Slade’s Dave Hill


Wednesday 21st July 2010, 11:30AM BST


Hundreds of fans hit Facebook site set up for Slade’s Dave Hill
Slade star Dave Hill


Hundreds of Slade fans from across the world have posted get well messages on a website that has been set up to wish stricken guitarist Dave Hill a speedy recovery.


The 64-year-old suffered a minor stroke after coming off stage in Germany 11 days ago. He is recovering at his home in Wolverhampton after flying back to the UK at the weekend.

Schlaganfall: Slade-Mitbegründer Dave Hill im Krankenhaus


20.07.2010 Neuötting
Die Classic Rock Night wird nun nur mit Sweet und Smokie stattfinden.

Nach einem leichten Schlaganfall von Slade-Gründungsmitglied Dave Hill kann die Kultband aus den 70er Jahren am Donnerstag, 22. Juli, nicht auf der Classic Rock Night in Neuötting auftreten. Smokie und Sweet werden den Abend dennoch zu einem unvergleichlichen Rockerlebnis machen.
Dave Hill erlitt am 10. Juli einen leichten Schlaganfall und wurde ins Klinikum Nürnberg eingeliefert. Ärzte und Tourneeveranstalter gingen zunächst davon aus, dass Hill schnell wieder auf der Bühne stehen könnte, inzwischen haben die Ärzte Dave Hill jedoch ein Auftrittsverbot für weitere zehn Tage erteilt.
Aufgrund des kurzfristigen Ausfalls war es nicht möglich einen adäquaten Ersatz für die Band zu finden. Die Classic Rock Night findet wie geplant mit den Bands Smokie und Sweet statt.

Slade guitarist Dave Hill suffers a stroke


Friday 16th July 2010, 4:00PM BST


Slade guitarist Dave Hill suffers a stroke
Slade star Dave Hill

Former Slade guitarist Dave Hill has suffered a stroke while on tour in Germany.


The Black Country rock legend, who lives in Lower Penn, fell ill after performing in a show with fellow 70s band Sweet.


He was taken to hospital where he has made a full recovery, according to his manager Abbie Carter.


Two gigs in Sweden and Switzerland, scheduled for this week, were cancelled. He is expected to fly home this weekend.


July 2010 week 27


10.07.2010 The Live and Unsigned Festival 2010, IndigO2 at The O2 Arena, London, UK


The Live and Unsigned Festival is an all day event, packed full of entertainment and will play host to an eclectic mix of artists. The event is situated in the capital of the UK in the best live music venue in the country, and will include performances from competition finalists, guest acts, celebrity Judges and DJ’s. Noddy Holder will be one of the judges on the day.


Live and unsigned 2010 

June 2010 week 26


We'll be off to Germany for our summer holiday on Saturday 3rd July and Slade seem to be "off" this week. Then in July they will have concerts in Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and Czech Republic:


10.07. Pyras, Germany

14.07. Halmstad, Sweden

16.07. Schwenningen, Germany ???

17.07. Schwyz, Switzerland

22.07. Neuötting, Germany

24.07. Unterschleissheim, Germany

25.07. Emmendingen, Germany

31.07. Uherske Hradiste, Czech Republic



Hallands Posten, Sweden 30.6.2010:


"Då väntar också en rejäl nostalgitripp. Först intervju med Dave Hill i Slade och därpå med Andy Scott i Sweet inför besöket på Solgården i Tylösand om två veckor."


Dave Hill's interview coming in Hallands Posten magazine with Slade's concert in Halmstad, Tylösand 14th July 2010. :-)


Hallands Posten


June 2010 week 25


26.06.2010 Mössingen rockt und schweigt



Mössingen Rockt festival in Germany



Schwäbisches Tagblatt, Stefan Zibulla:


"I believe in woman, my oh my. I believe in lovin', my oh my“: Schon dieser Ohrwurm von Slade ist Grund genug, sich bereits jetzt auf das Festival „Mössingen rockt“ im Sommer 2010 zu freuen.


Slade sind eine Legende. Um ihren Auftritt im Steinlachtal scheinen sich derzeit aber auch Legenden zu ranken. Mancher in der Großen Kreisstadt würde „Mössingen rockt“ nämlich am liebsten zum Unwort des Jahres deklarieren. Dabei geht es nicht um musikalische Geschmacksfragen. Auch gibt es keine Angst vor Krawallmachern. ...

Von solchen Irritationen lässt sich Slade sicher nicht so leicht aus dem Rhythmus bringen. Seit ihrer Gründung im Jahr 1966 spielt die Gruppe ihren stampfenden und röhrenden Sound. Und am 26. Juni will die Band auf den Mössinger Hegwiesen gute Laune und Harmonie verbreiten. Ganz nach dem Motto: „We can all swing together, my oh my.“


June 2010 week 24: Birthdays and other figures

This is great, so many visitors for one day ! This is enorm !!! THANKS to you all !!!

Keep on rockin`!!!

Monika & Ilpo


15th June - HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Noddy Holder !


Pic: Noddy Holder 1981 Circus Krone, Munich


The Very great Noddy Holder


14th June - HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Jim Lea



Pic: Jim Lea, Munich Circus Krone 1981, Slade was support for Whitesnake

Nod with Mark and Stuart, Xmas show 20.12.2007

June 2010 week 24


Monday 14.06.2010 The Radcliffe & Maconie Show on BBC Radio2


Noddy Holder joins Mark and Stuart in the studio.


BBC Radio2 Mark & Stuart

Castle Loket, Loket nad Ohri, Czech

June 2010 week 23:


France - non, Czech - YES, Germany - nein




*** Do 10.06.2010 Paris, Bobino Club, France: CANCELLED !


*** Fr 11.06.2010 Loket Nad Ohri, Amphitheatre Loket, Czech


*** Sa 12.06.2010 Weingarten Open Air, Germany, moved to December 2010 (Slade, Sailor, Boney M, Glitterband, Mud)


Weingarten Open Air has been moved to Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Weingarten on 18th December 2010 due to weather conditions !

Jevnaker 4.6.2010

June 2010 week 22: Two concerts in Norway



After two highly successful concerts in Germany (Halle/Saale and Lübeck) in the end of May 2010, Slade will travel to Norway for two concerts at the first weekend of June 2010:


Friday 4th June 2010 Jevnaker, Glassheim

The Untouchables Club


Saturday 5th June 2010 Alta, Alta Soul & Blues Festival

Alta Soul og Blues Festival 2010



May 2010 week 21: Two concerts in Germany


Thursday 27th May 2010 Händels Open in Halle/Saale


"Der hallesche Hallmarkt wird zur Kulturarena, der Göbelbrunnen zum Treffpunkt für die Musikfans aus ganz Mitteldeutschland und die Türme der halleschen Marktkirche zu einer einmaligen Festivalkulisse. Vom 25. Mai bis 1. Juni wird sich das Festival Händels open zum 15. Mal mit einem genreübergreifenden Musikangebotpräsentieren.

Mit „Slade“ am 27. Mai ist die wohl erfolgreichste Glam-Rock- und Hard-Rock-Band aus England gleichfalls am Start. Wolverhampton, einer Industriestadt in den englischen Midlands, gilt als Geburtsstadt der Band. Mit 16 Top-Twenty-Hits, sechs davon Nummer 1, drei Nummer 2 und zwei Nummer 3 Hits, ist die legendäre Band, nur durch die Beatles und Rolling Stones in Europa übertroffen."


Händels Open


Friday 28th May 2010 Lübeck, Werkhof


"Gar nicht viel Worte braucht man über Slade zu verlieren, denn zahlreiche Goldene Schallplatten weltweit beweisen Slade's Songwriting- und Studio-Qualitäten: In 3 Jahrzehnten konnten Slade die Charts 271 rekordverdächtige Wochen lang erobern.


Ihre Live-Qualitäten stellen Sie am 28.05.2010 bei einem exklusivem deutschlandweiten Club - Konzert im Lübecker Werkhof zur Schau."

Kanalstrasse 70, 23552 Lübeck

Beginn: 21:00


Werkhof Lübeck

Unser Lübeck

Lust auf Leben


Die folgenden Bilder sandten uns Rudolf Schubert und Volker Rosenau. Vielen Dank dafuer ! Keep on rockin`!!!


Händels Open 2010 starten

Themen: Händels Open Hallmarkt Konzert

Shakin Stevens, Slade und Nina Hagen auf dem Hallmarkt zu erleben,

Die Aufbauarbeiten sind abgeschlossen, am Dienstagabend starten auf dem Hallmarkt die diesjährigen “Händels Open”. Das Festival wird komplett ohne städtische Zuschüsse organisiert.

Einen Tag später gibt es die Multimediashow „Klangfarben der Natur“ nach Vivaldi´s „ Die 4 Jahreszeiten“, unter anderem mit der chinesischen Geigenvirtuosin Mo Yi und unter der musikalischen Leitung von Lutz Gerlach. Die Glamrock-Band Slade (My oh my, Far far away) spielt am 27. Mai. Romantisch wird es am 28. Mai, wenn der französische Pianist Richard Clayderman nach Halle kommt. Am 29. Mai erwartet die Besucher unter dem Titel “Invisible Touch” eine Phil Collins- und Genesis-Covershow. Am 30. Mai steht vormittags Gerhard Schöne auf der Bühne und am Abend erwartet sie Nina Hagen mit ihrer Band. Am 31. Mai heißt es The Great Pretender & Das Akademische Orchester. Den Abschluss bildet am 1. Juni Shakin Stevens und seine Band.

Alle Konzerte beginnen um 21:00 Uhr, Einlass ist ab 18:30 Uhr mit Ausnahme von Gerhard Schöne. Er ist bereits um 11:00 Uhr zu erleben.

Alle Termine in der Übersicht gibt es in unserem

Wednesday 26th May 2010 TOTP 27.12.1971 ON WDR TV, GERMANY


Top of the Pops (WDR) Ausstrahlung vom 27.12.1971

Mittwoch, den 26. Mai 2010, 23:40 - 00:15:
  • Slade - Cos I Love You
  • T.Rex - Get It On
  • Tams - Hey Girl Don't Bother Me
  • Rod Stewart - Maggie May
  • George Harrison / Pan's People - My Sweet Lord
  • New Seekers - Never Ending Song Of Love
  • Ashton Gardner & Dyke - Resurrection Shuffle
Classic, great songs from the beginning of the seventies!