The Sweet to Release First Live Album in Over 20 Years

April 10, 2009 By:
The Sweet to Release First Live Album in Over 20 Years

The UK rock band The Sweet is debuting their first live album this weekend!

The CD will play April 12th at 9PM on Westwood One Radio, which is KLOS 95.5 in Los Angeles. The show will feature nine songs and a behind the scenes look at the band through exclusive interviews. A version of the show will also be part of Westwood One’s Superstar Concert Series during the week of April 27th-May 3rd.

The Sweet shot to the top of the charts in the 1970s with such hits as Ballroom Blitz, Fox on the Run, Love is Like Oxygen, Little Willy, Hellraiser, Teenage Rampage,Blockbuster, and Action.

Formed in the U.K. in 1968, the original lineup featured vocalist Brian Connolly, bassist/vocalist Steve Priest, drummer Mick Tucker and guitarist Frank Torpey. The band enjoyed more than a decade of international success before disbanding in 1981.

In January 2008, founding member Steve Priest decide to reconstitute the band in Los Angeles, and enlisted the formidable talents of guitarist Stuart Smith, singer Joe Retta, drummer Richie Onori and keyboardist Stevie Stewart. And here they are today!

For local listings in each market, go to and click on Absolutely Live listings by states for station and time. Fans can also purchase Sweet: Live In America on for $12.99 or $19.99 for a special autographed deluxe edition.

The Are You Ready Steve? tour continues with the following dates. For more tour information please visit

April 9, The Woodlands, Wilkes-Barre, PA

April 30, House Of Blues, Sunset Los Angeles, CA

May 16, Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT

July 17, Saddle Mountain High, Nakusp, BC

July 25, Halfway Jam Festival, Royalton, MN

August 2, Rockin’ The Fields, Lake Minnedosa, MB

August 8, Rockin’ The River, Three Forks, MT

August 28, Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, CA