SEVENTIES pop band 10cc are back on the road with the sound that has endured for decades.
Having sold more than 15 million albums in the UK and 30 million worldwide, 10cc are celebrating an incredible 40 years in the music business.
Noted for their studio polish, virtuoso musicianship, impeccable vocals and clever lyrics their style was soon dubbed ‘art pop’.
Earlier this year, the band had a successful nine-date major venue tour including its first ever performance at the Royal Albert Hall.
Dates for a 28-date UK concert tour have been announced with 10cc due at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax on October 25.
Founding member Graham Gouldman said: “It’s hard to believe it’s 40 years since 10cc was born in Strawberry Studios in Stockport.
“I’m immensely proud of all we have achieved. As long as the fans want to hear the songs played live I’ll be happy to oblige.”
Before forming 10cc, Gouldman wrote a string of million-selling hit songs for other artists,
The live line-up, who have been together for 10 years, features Graham Gouldman (vocals, bass, guitar), Rick Fenn (lead guitar, vocals), Paul Burgess (drums, vocals), Mick Wilson (percussion, guitar, vocals) and Mike Stevens (keyboards, guitar, sax, vocals).
Rick and Paul have both worked with 10cc since the mid-‘70s line-up.
“The band, as it stands now is absolutely fantastic,” said Graham.
“And of course our main strength and what we’re selling is the songs, nothing else.
“This is as near as you’re ever going to get to hearing the perfect 10cc. Hit after hit after hit. It’s relentless. We show no mercy.”
Graham released his fourth solo album Love and Work earlier this month (August 6) and Universal Music is to issue Tenology, a retrospective limited edition box set to celebrate the 40th anniversary, later this year.