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10cc Returns To Touring After More Than 30 Years

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Legendary ’70s hitmakers, 10cc, are set to embark on their long-awaited U.S. tour, marking their first visit to America in over three decades. Known for their chart-topping singles like “I’m Not In Love” and “The Things We Do for Love,” the band is ready to captivate audiences once again. The upcoming tour, named the “Ultimate, Ultimate Greatest Hits Tour,” promises to be an unforgettable musical experience for fans old and new.

Reconnecting with American Audiences

10cc’s iconic single, “I’m Not In Love,” conquered the U.S. charts, reaching No. 2 in 1975. Following its success, 10cc attained another Top 5 hit in 1976 with “The Things We Do for Love.” The songs, composed by Graham Gouldman and Eric Stewart, became staples of their repertoire and showcased the band’s remarkable songwriting abilities.

Gouldman’s Leadership and Timeless Songs

Gouldman, the driving force behind 10cc, continues to lead the group. Reflecting on their enduring appeal, he states, “They don’t seem to date. We never followed any trend; we simply wrote for our own pleasure. The fact that the songs are being played as often on the radio as they ever were shows how true that is.”

Resurgence in Pop Culture

While the band experienced a slowdown in the ’80s and ’90s, their music remained relevant. The soundtrack to the blockbuster film “Guardians of the Galaxy” prominently featured “I’m Not In Love,” reintroducing it to a new generation of listeners. Additionally, their 1978 chart-topper “Dreadlock Holiday” was included in the soundtrack of “The Social Network” in 2010. These appearances solidified 10cc’s lasting impact on popular culture.

The Ultimate, Ultimate Greatest Hits Tour

Fans eagerly anticipate the upcoming tour, which kicks off in July at Montclair, N.J., and proceeds to various cities, including New York City, St. Louis, Dallas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, culminating in August. The band’s website, 10cc.world, provides details regarding meet-and-greet packages and VIP tickets during the pre-sale period.

July 24 — Montclair, NJ @ Welmont Theatre
July 25 — New York, NY @ Sony Hall
July 26 — Patchogue, NY @ Patchogue Theatre
July 27 — Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
July 29 — Ocean City, NJ @ Ocean City Music Pier
July 30 — Kent, OH @ Kent Stage
Aug. 1 — St. Charles, IL @ The Arcada Theatre
Aug. 2 — Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
Aug. 3 — St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
Aug. 4 — Cincinnati, OH @ Ludlow Garage
Aug. 5 — Indianapolis, IN @ Toby Theater at Newfields
Aug. 6 — Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl Nashville
Aug. 8 — Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theatre
Aug. 9 — San Antonio, TX @ Empire Theatre
Aug. 10 — Austin, TX @ ACL Live at Moody Theater
Aug. 12 — Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
Aug. 15 — Los Angeles, CA @ The United Theater on Broadway
Aug. 17 — San Francisco, CA @ Palace of Fine Arts

Notable Band Members

While Gouldman remains the only founding member consistently involved in every 10cc project, the current lineup also includes two other legacy members. Drummer Paul Burgess, who initially joined as a touring member in 1973 before fully joining in time for 1977’s “Deceptive Bends,” brings his rhythmic expertise to the stage. Guitarist Rick Finn joined soon after and made his mark on 10cc’s 1977 concert recording, “Live and Let Live.”

The news of 10cc’s “Ultimate, Ultimate Greatest Hits Tour” has sparked excitement among fans who have eagerly awaited their return to the United States. With their timeless songs and Graham Gouldman’s visionary leadership, 10cc promises to deliver an exceptional live experience. As the tour schedule indicates, the band will be performing in various major cities across the country, bringing their iconic sound to fans both old and new. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to witness 10cc’s revival in action.

Written by: Best Classic Bands Staff

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