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UB40 reveals big UK tour in October

Birmingham reggae band UB40 has announced the details of a big tour around the UK this October.

Tickets are now on sale for some of the shows and more will be available from this Friday.

The tour now includes the following dates:


UB40 to play Coast 2 Coast festival

Birmingham reggae band UB40 will headline the Coast 2 Coast festival this summer in North Wales. 

Coast 2 Coast takes place on 30 July at the Events Arena in Rhyl. Tickets are priced £22.50 in advance.


UB40 to headline Watchet Festival

Watchet Festival has added UB40 to its fantastic line-up for 2016, its 10th anniversary.

The Birmingham band will perform hits from across its 70 million album selling, 38-year career.

West Somerset’s biggest music festival takes place on 26-28 August and also features performances by DREADZONE and THE NEVILLE STAPLE BAND.


UB40 lines up live date in Cornwall

Birmingham reggae band UB40 has announced it will return to Cornwall to play Falmouth's Event Square this summer.

The big show takes place on 26 June and tickets are priced from £35 in advance.

Pre-sale tickets are now live, get yours now!


UB40 feat Ali, Astro & Mickey to play Westonbirt

Birmingham reggae band UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue will perform live at Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire this summer.

The legendary trio will be on stage on 18 June with an eight-piece band including a brass section.

Special guests for the show are reggae/dub band RADIO RIDDLER.


Interview: Robin Campbell of UB40

Ahead of UB40’s two upcoming shows with STEEL PULSE, caught up with founding member and guitarist Robin Campbell to find out more about the Midlands reggae connection.

Jet-lagged from a run of shows in the Southern Hemisphere, Campbell explained that as far as he knew, the two bands had never played together.


UB40 reveals big Summer 2016 show

Legendary reggae band UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue has announced a big UK show next Summer.

The gig takes place on 9 July 2016 at Lincoln Castle with tickets priced at £39.50 in advance.


UB40 ft Ali, Astro & Mickey reveal 2016 UK tour

Birmingham reggae band UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey have announced a Labour Of Love UK tour in spring next year.

The band will be performing the albums Labour Of Love I and Labour Of Love II at all shows.

The new dates are:


Live review: UB40 back in the Westcountry

Birmingham reggae stars UB40 came to Bath earlier this month (4 June) for a sold out show at the Forum.

After recent UB40 gigs in Gloucester and Bristol, reggae fans in the West had yet another chance to catch the band up-close, this time in a grand old cinema.


UB40 and STEEL PULSE team up for UK shows

Birmingham reggae giants UB40 and STEEL PULSE have got together for two special shows in London and Birmingham this December. 

The bands will team up for the first time to perform the following gigs:


UB40 lines up UK tour dates in October

Birmingham reggae band UB40 has confirmed 13 more live dates around the UK this October.

The autumn leg of the band’s ‘Getting Over The Storm’ tour starts on 2 October in Bexhill and ends up in Cardiff on 24 October.

By that time UB40 will have completed 90 UK shows and performed to more than 170,000 people since the tour started in March 2014.

The new UK tour dates are:


Interview: Brian Travers of UB40 caught up with founding member of UB40 Brian Travers to find out about his take on the current reggae scene, songwriting, recording and how he deals with two versions of UB40 being out on the road in 2015.

Following a long journey back to the UK from a gig in Italy the saxophonist was upbeat and excited about heading back out on the road in May and June around the UK.


ALI CAMPBELL’S UB40 to headline Wychwood

UB40 featuring original members Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue will headline Cheltenham's Wychwood Festival 2015.

The recently reformed group will play the South West event for the first time on Saturday 30 May 2015.

Dub/reggae fusion group DREADZONE is also among the recently announced acts for the festival.


UB40 and THE SPECIALS for Kew The Music

British bands UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey, and THE SPECIALS are among the headline acts revealed for next year’s Kew The Music concert series.

The dates are:


UB40 reveals more 2015 UK tour dates

Birmingham reggae group UB40 has added four more UK dates to its 2015 touring itinerary.

In addition to a previously announced 2015 tour, the new ‘Getting Over The Storm’ dates are:


RADIO RIDDLER lines up UK shows with UB40

Reggae/dub production duo RADIO RIDDLER, featuring Brian Fast Leiser and Frank Benbini from FUN LOVIN' CRIMINALS, will next month support UB40 at three shows in the UK.

RADIO RIDDLER is currently promoting its reggae tribute to PRINCE’s Purple Rain album, called Purple Reggae.


Live review: UB40 at the O2 Academy Bristol

Birmingham reggae band UB40 finally made it to Bristol earlier this month (8 November) for a sold out show at the O2 Academy.

Having missed out on the last couple of UB40 tours, Bristol has been long-overdue a visit from the legendary group and judging by the fans queuing up around the block to get in early, demand to see them remains high.


UB40 reveals May 2015 tour dates

British reggae stalwarts UB40 will continue their ‘Getting Over The Storm Tour’ into May next year with more shows around the UK. 

The new dates include:


ALI CAMPBELL performs on Later... with Jools Holland

Reggae singer ALI CAMPBELL along with original UB40 members ASTRO and MICKEY VIRTUE have performed on this week’s Later... with Jools Holland TV show.


UB40 reveals 2015 UK tour dates

British reggae act UB40, featuring founding members ALI CAMPBELL, ASTRO and MICKEY VIRTUE, has revealed a run of UK tour dates in spring next year.

Upcoming 2015 dates now include: