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UB40 ADD EXTRA DATES TO SECOND LEG OF UK TOUR

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 15:20 | Filled in General Updates

UB40 ADD EXTRA DATES TO SECOND LEG OF UK TOUR 

 

Reggae stars UB40 have added four extra dates to the second leg of their UK tour in October and November 2014.

 

The dates will take place at the Plymouth Pavilions (10th Nov), UCLAN in Burnley (23rd Nov), UEA in Norwich (24th Nov) and Venue Cymru in Llandudno (28th Nov), taking the total number of shows on the second leg of the tour – which kicks-off at The Barbican in York on Friday, 24th October – to twenty-two.

 

Tickets for the extra shows will be available via a pre-sale from 9am on Thursday, 3rd July, and on general sale from 9am on Friday, 4th July. All tickets are available from www.ub40.co.uk

 

The first leg of UB40’s UK tour took place in March and April, with the band playing fourteen sold-out shows. Reflecting on the first leg, UB40 sax player Brian Travers said, “Playing numerous intimate venues is a much more enjoyable experience for both our audience and the band, compared to playing a handful of enormodomes with the audience stuck thirty feet away behind a safety barrier. Every night we were looking at each other and saying “Why didn’t we do this years ago?”

 

Naming themselves after the unemployment benefit form, UB40 formed in Birmingham in 1978, before releasing their debut album ‘Signing Off’ in August 1980 – considered by many to be one of the greatest reggae albums ever released by a British band. It was the start of a career that has since seen the band have over forty UK Top 40 hit singles and achieve sales of over 100 million records, making UB40 one of the most successful British groups of all-time. The band’s latest Top 30 album ‘Getting Over The Storm’ was awarded BBC Radio 2’s ‘Album Of The Week’ accolade and received 5-star reviews from the UK’s music press on its release in September 2013.

 

UB40’s UK TOUR DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

 

October:

 

Friday 24th – The Barbican, York

Sunday 26th – Town Hall, Middlesbrough

Monday 27th - O2 Academy, Oxford

Tuesday 28th - Corn Exchange, Kings Lynn

Thursday 30th - O2 Academy, Leicester

Friday 31st - O2 Academy, Liverpool

 

November 2014

 

Saturday 1st - O2 Academy, Sheffield

Thursday 6th - Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Friday 7th - Assembly Hall, Worthing

Saturday 8th - O2 Academy, Bristol

Sunday 9th - O2 Academy, Bournemouth

Monday 10th - Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth

Wednesday 12th - Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells

Friday 14th - The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

Saturday 15th - Winter Gardens, Margate

Monday 17th – Dorking Halls, Dorking

Saturday 22nd - UCLAN, Burnley

Sunday 23rd - City Hall, Salisbury

Monday 24th - UEA, Norwich

Wednesday 26th - Assembly Hall, Leamington Spa

Thursday 27th - The Sands Centre, Carlisle

Friday 28th - Llandudno, Venue Cymru

 

UB40 ONLINE

 

www.ub40.co.uk / http://facebook.com/ub40official /@UB40official / http://instagram.com/ub40official

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