UB40 2016 Tour Dates Added

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UB40 2016

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British reggae legends UB40 have announced a 22-date U.K. tour for autumn 2016 on top of their extensive North American tour this summer.

UB40’s lineup features founding members Jimmy Brown (drums), Robin Campbell (co-lead vocals and guitar), Earl Falconer (bass, vocals), Norman Hassan (percussion, vocals) and Brian Travers (sax and keys), plus Duncan Campbell (lead vocals), Martin Meredith (sax and keys), Lawrence Parry (trumpet) and Tony Mullings (keys).

Fans can expect to hear many of the group’s greatest hits, an astounding 35 of which hit the U.K. Top 40. In America, the UB40 enjoyed two #1 pop hits: 1983’s “Red, Red Wine” and 1993’s “(I Can’t Help) Falling in Love With You.” Other favorites include their covers of “I Got You Babe,” which featured a duet with Chrissie Hynde, and “The Way You Do the Things You Do.”

The U.K. tour will begin on September 30 at Leeds O2 Academy and end at Cliff’s Pavilion in Southend on October 31.

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“We’re looking forward to bringing the true sound of UB40 to our incredible fans this autumn,” says Campbell. “After all, in Brian, Jimmy and me you have all of UB40’s principal songwriters. And we’re a reggae band; no other band in the world can replicate the sound of UB40’s original rhythm section of Earl and Jimmy. They are the backbone of UB40’s sound.”

Naming themselves after the British unemployment benefit form, UB40 formed in 1978, before releasing their debut album Signing Off in 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 seen the band achieve sales of over 100 million records, making UB40 one of the most successful British groups of all-time.

UB40 2016 North American Tour Dates (tickets available here):

July 21 – Seattle, WA – Woodland Zoo Park
July 22 – Portland, OR – Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
July 23 – Brooks, CA – Cache Creek Casino Resort
July 26 – Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery
July 27 – Rohnert Park, CA – Somo Event Center
July 29 – Reno, NV – Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheatre
July 30 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Resort Casino
July 31 – Costa Mesa, CA – OC Fair
Aug 4 – Bakersfield, CA – Bright House Amp
Aug 5 – Pala, CA – Pala Casino Spa & Resort
Aug 6 – Rancho Mirage, CA – Agua Caliente Casino
Aug 8 – Ventura, CA – Ventura County Fair
Aug 10 – Denver, CO – Denver Botanic Garden Amphitheatre
Aug 13 – Peachtree City, GA – Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater
Aug 14 – St. Petersburg, FL – The Mahaffey
Aug 15 – Pompano Beach, FL – Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
Aug 18 – Chesterfield, VA – Heritage Amphitheater at Pocahontas State Park
Aug 19 – North Bethesda, MD – Strathmore Music Center
Aug 20 – Atlantic City, NJ – Harrah’s CAsino
Aug 23 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
Aug 24 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
Aug 26 – Lincoln, RI – Twin River Casino
Aug 27 – Lincolnville, ME – Cellardoor Winery
Aug 31 – Toronto, Canada – Danforth Music Hall
Sept 1 – Kitchener, Canada – Centre in the Square
Sept 2 – Detroit, MI – MotorCity Casino

UB40 2016 U.K. Tour Dates (tickets available here):

June 18 – Gloucestershire, England – Westonbirt Arboretum
July 8 – Tring, England – Chilfest
July 9 – Lincoln, England – Lincoln Castle
Sept 30 – Leeds, England – O2 Academy
Oct 1 – Newcastle, England – O2 Academy
Oct 3 – Leicester, England – De Monfort Hall
Oct 4 – Edinburgh, Scotland – Usher Hall
Oct 5 – Carlisle, England – Sands Centre
Oct 7 – Oxford, England – O2 Academy
Oct 8 – Leamington, England – Assembly Hall
Oct 9 – Liverpool, England – O2 Academy
Oct 11 – Norwich, England – UEA
Oct 13 – Northampton, England – Royal & Derngate Theatre
Oct 14 – Manchester, England – Manchester Academy
Oct 16 – Nottingham, England – Rock City
Oct 17 – Guildford, England – GLive
Oct 18 – Folkestone, England – Leas Cliffs
Oct 21 – Bournemouth, England – O2 Academy
Oct 22 – Bristol, England – O2 Academy
Oct 23 – Cardiff, Wales – Tramshed
Oct 24 – Aylesbury, England – Waterside
Oct 27 – Reading, England – Hexagon
Oct 28 – Gloucester, England – GL1
Oct 29 – Blackburn, England – Kings Hall
Oct 31 – Southend, England – Cliffs Pavilion

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