THE Hamsters have been hailed in some quarters as among the very best of Britain’s live bands and will be appearing in Derby for one last time on November 10 as part of their farewell tour.
The tour, entitled 4,500 Concerts, sees them performing in the Darwin Suite at Derby’s Assembly Rooms, ahead of their retirement on March 31, 25 years to the day after they first rehearsed together.
The show wil be a three-set, with Hamsters material, then a Jimi Hendrix show and a ZZ Top show, complete with an instrument swapping finale.
The rock aces have always wanted to go out on a high and so have decided to put aside one year to play to everyone before bidding a final farewell.
The Hamsters have recently released a double live album of recordings from the tour undertaken last autumn to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the death of Jimi Hendrix.
The Hamsters have been voted one of the UK‘s best unsigned bands by Kerrang magazine. (They already have a record deal, but say it’s a nice compliment). Although primarily performing their own brand of material, they are also widely regarded as our leading interpreters of the music of Jimi Hendrix and more recently ZZ Top.
So if you want to pop along and bid a fond farewell to Slim, Rev Otis and Zsa Zsa, ticket details are available on 01332 255800.