Uriah Heep, who indisputably invented Hard Rock in conjunction with Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin, have sold in excess of 30 million albums since their inception in 1969. From their early incarnation as The Gods and Spice, through record breaking tours, gold and platinum selling albums, timeless chart scaling anthems and a fiercely dedicated fan base of worldwide proportions, Uriah Heep can rightly claim to be one of the greatest U.K. progressive heavy rock bands of both the 20th and 21st centuries.
Uriah Heep have been through an incredible number of permutations, with Mick Box, (whose Cheshire cat grin has endured through all the highs and lows that are inevitable for such a lengthy musical career), always at the helm. Ex Bowie/Ziggy band bassist Trevor Bolder joined in 1976, while keyboard player Phil Lanzon and vocalist Bernie Shaw were recruited a quarter of a century ago in 1986. Russell Gilbrook has been Heep’s drummer for 5 years now, when he replaced long standing original drummer Lee Kerslake, who had to leave the band due to ill health.
And now, ‘Into The Wild’, which is packed with twelve brand new, technically brilliant, heavy organ and guitar driven sophisticated melodic hard rock songs, marks a major new chapter in the long and illustrious history of this awesome, seminal, classic hard rock group.
December Tour Dates Are:-
1st Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
2nd Holmfirth Picturedrome
3rd Brighton The Brighton Centre
5th Bristol O2 Academy
6th Bournemouth O2 Academy
8th London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
10th Oxford O2 Academy
11th Glasgow O2 Academy
12th Newcastle O2 Academy
13th Milton Keynes The Stables.