When The Specials kicked off the first night of their sold out 30th Anniversary tour in April 2009 nobody could have realised the reaction of fans around the world. The audiences were packed with music lovers who had waited since 1981 to revisit this stunning band alongside Specials 'virgins' who had never had the chance to see them live.
When the curtains dropped and Terry Hall, Lynval Golding, Neville Staple, Roddy Byers, Horace Panter and John Badbury exploded on stage to 'Do The Dog' dancehalls up and down the country erupted with young and old stomping as if their lives depended on it.
The irony of The Specials heading out round the UK 30 years after the release of legendary number one hit single 'Ghost Town' will not be lost on people living in a country in turmoil facing the harshest cuts from a right wing government in a generation.
However these shows will only reinforce their reputation for stellar live performances and reintroduce fans new and old to the classic songs from their legendary two albums.
Their tour dates are as follows:
Tue 11 October Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
Wed 12 October Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
Fri 14 October Apollo, Manchester
Sun 16 October Hull Arena, Hull
Tue 18 October SECC, Glasgow
Fri 21 October Trent FM Arena, Nottingham
Sun 23 October Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth
Mon 24 October Centaur, Cheltenham
Tue 25 October Brighton Centre, Brighton
Thu 27 October BIC (Bournemouth International Centre), Bournemouth
Fri 28 October Cardiff International Arena (CIA), Cardiff
Sat 29 October Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Thu 03 November Alexandra Palace, London
Tickets go on sale Friday 3rd December at 9am priced £35 in advance for all UK shows (please check www.thespecials.com for other dates). eGigs will have links for you to buy tickets on Friday.
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Sat 27 Jun 2020
[HX1 1RE] £45.00
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