The Specials Are Back!
The Specials hit the road again this October. This will be the first time the band will play live since the sad passing of drummer John ‘Brad’ Bradbury. The ska and Two Tone legends, originally from Coventry, are best known for songs such as ‘Rat Race’, ‘Ghost Town’ and ‘A Message To You Rudy’.
The band’s current line-up features Terry Hall, Horace Panter, Lynval Golding, Tim Smart, Drew Stansall, Nikolai Torp Larsen, Pablo Mandleson and Ocean Colour Scene’s Steve Cradock. It is not yet known who will be drumming for the band. They kick off their 18 date tour in Nottingham Rock City on 19th October, stopping at Wolverhampton’s Civic Hall on 4th November, finishing with two nights at London Troxy.
Full UK dates:
19 – Nottingham, Rock City
22 – Sheffield, O2 Academy
23 – Scunthorpe, The Baths Hall
25 – Glasgow, O2 Academy
27 – Blackpool, Empress Ballroom
29 – Liverpool, Olympia
31 – Llandudno, Venue Cymru
01 – York, Barbican
03 – Leicester, De Montfort Hall
04 – Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
05 – Exeter, University Great Hall
07 – Southampton, O2 Guildhall
08 – Reading, Rivermead Centre
11 – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
12 – Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
13 – Eastbourne, Winter Gardens
15 – London, Troxy
16 – London, Troxy
Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.