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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Pretty Maids are back

If you grew up and were a “hard rocker” in the 80s, you obviously know Danish Pretty Maids. In 1984, the band released their first full-length, “Red, Hot & Heavy” and who doesn”t remember the title song and the opening “Back to Back” and others. A pure masterpiece! The debut was followed up by “Future World” in 1987, which sold over 300,000 copies. After the third full-length “Jump the Gun” (1990) the band split up, leaving only guitarist Ken Hammer and vocalist Ron Atkins at the helm. With a new drummer and bassist, the formidable record “Sin-Decade” was released in 1992, which featured the hit “Please Don”t Leave”, a cover of a Sykes/Lynott song. The band has continued to release great albums and the latest “Undress Your Madness” (2019) is no exception.

Late in 2019, lead singer Ron Atkins was diagnosed with cancer and the planned shows in early 2020 were cancelled. But by the summer of 2024, Pretty Maids are back, and doing selected gigs. The only one in southern Sweden will be at Time To Rock and we are very proud of that. One of the very best hard rock bands in Scandinavia ever are back!