Uriah Heep – 31 October 2022 – Theatro Pallas, Athens (GR)
The legends of classic hard rock, Uriah Heep are coming to Greece to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their music career with a three-hour show for the first time in the band’s history! The creators of such iconic songs as Easy Living and July Morning will perform your favourite hits with large-scale concerts in Thessaloniki on 29th of October 2022 and in Athens on 31st of October 2022!
Along with the iconic Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple, Uriah Heep played a significant role in the development of classic hard rock. The band’s debut album Very ‘Eavy, Very’ Umble heralded the emergence of a new movement that would reign in the 70s of the twentieth century and only strengthen its position in the 80s.
“Gypsy”, “Bird of Prey” and “Walking in Your Shadow” – are you familiar with these songs? These songs have started the great 50-year history of the Uriah Heep, which lead them to the upcoming tour. During their astounding career, Uriah Heep have released countless studio and live albums, sold over 45 million records worldwide, and played over 4,000 epic concerts in 60 countries. Such dedication to art, unchanging style and enthusiasm secured the band’s status as founders of hard rock and allowed their music to perpetuate in the hearts of loyal rock fans of the 70s.
Uriah Heep are musicians who have been acknowledged as an influence by numerous acts, including Iron Maiden, Queen, Ghost, King Diamond. The music of Uriah Heep was tested by both time and fame and still every generation can find something of their own to love their music for.
In a July 2020 interview with Sea of Tranquility, guitarist Mick Box and bassist Dave Rimmer confirmed that Uriah Heep were scheduled to begin recording their 26th studio album in early 2021. When asked about a possible release date, Box said, “I think release is all down to the record company, I’ve gotta be honest. We never get a shout on that. They always seem to have some reason to release it at this time, that time, whatever time”.
The point of all this is that even now, 50 years after the band’s inception, the sun seems to be shining down upon Uriah Heep. If there’s another band born in 1969 that has stayed as engaged with their fans as Heep, all the power to them. But for leader of the band, Mick Box, music has never been a competition—him and the band will keep spreading their many messages of positivity all over the world and gaining new fans along the way. Their songs and music have stood the test of time, and with even more new songs on the horizon the mighty Heep are as strong and powerful as ever.
Take part in celebrating this outstanding anniversary of the legendary Uriah Heep and witness the band play live your favorite songs for the three hours in Thessaloniki on October 29th and in Athens on October 31st!
Uriah Heep official website: www.uriah-heep.com
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