UB40 to Celebrate 45th Anniversary With ‘UB45’ Tour, Album

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UB40 are celebrating their 45th anniversary with the announcement of their upcoming “UB45” U.S. summer 2023 tour, kicking off on Independence Day, July 4. The legendary reggae-pop band will perform their worldwide hit singles including “Red Red Wine,” “Food For Thought,” “(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You,” and more. Many of the shows with feature such special guests as Maxi Priest, Inner Circle, Third World and Big Mountain. Tickets are available here. (UB40 has many other dates this year in the U.K. and Europe.) To further mark the anniversary, UB40 will also be releasing a new album this summer titled UB45, with new songs and reworked classics (release date TBA).

With more than 100 million albums sold worldwide, the multi-cultural band originally formed in Birmingham, U.K., in 1978, and have charted more than 50 singles in the U.K. Singles Chart. UB40‘s current lineup features Jimmy Brown (drums), Robin Campbell (guitar/vocals), Earl Falconer (bass/vocals), Norman Lamont Hassan (percussion/vocals), Martin Meredith (keyboards/WX7/saxophone), Tony Mullings (keyboards), Laurence Parry (trumpet/flugal/trombone), Ian Thompson (saxophone), and lead vocalist Matt Doyle, who joined the band in 2021, taking over for the retired Duncan Campbell.

Originating as group of young friends from Birmingham with working-class origins to creating the world’s most successful reggae band, UB40 has gone on to becoming four-time Grammy® nominees for “Best Reggae Album,” selling millions of records, and spending a combined 11 plus years on the UK album charts with more than 50 UK hit singles including “(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You,” “Red Red Wine,” “I Got You Babe (Ft. Chrissie Hynde),” and many more.

UB40 “UB45” 2023 Tour (Tickets are available here and here)
Jul 04 – Camden, NJ – Wiggins Waterfront Park Jul 06 – Westbury, NY – The Space
Jul 07 – Medford, MA – Chevalier Theatre
Jul 09 – Vienna, VA – Wolftrap Foundation for the Performing Arts
Jul 11 – Nashville, TN – Schermerhorn Nashville
Jul 13 – Castle Rock, CO – The Amphitheater at Phillip S. Miller Park
Jul 15 – Seattle, WA – Marymoor Park
Jul 16 – Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
Jul 17 – Jacksonville, OR – Brittfest
Jul 20 – Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery
Jul 21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Microsoft Theater
Jul 22 – Las Vegas, NV – Palm Pool
Jul 23 – Fresno, CA – Saroyan Theatre

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