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UB40 ANNOUNCE UK TOUR FOR 2014

UB40 photo.
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Reggae stars UB40 have announced they will play their biggest UK tour for over three years in Spring 2014. Starting at the O2 ABC in Glasgow on 31st March, UB40 will play fourteen shows across the UK, with a home town gig on the final night of the tour at The Institute in Birmingham on 18th April.

The announcement of the tour follows the success of the band’s latest Top 30 album ‘Getting Over The Storm’, which 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 Robin Campbell said, “Having suffered a few setbacks recently, including our drummer Jimmy and percussionist Norman’s health issues, we're now firing on all cylinders and itching to get out on the road and play our fans all the hits and some tracks off the latest album 'Getting Over The Storm'.

Naming themselves after the unemployment benefit form, UB40 formed 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.

UB40’s TOUR DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

31st March – Glasgow, O2 ABC

http://www.o2abcglasgow.co.uk/

0844 477 2000 (24 Hr)

300 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JA


1st April – Gateshead, The Sage

http://www.sagegateshead.com/

0191 443 4661

St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2JR


3rd April – Leeds, O2 Academy

http://www.o2academyleeds.co.uk/

0844 477 2000 (24 Hr)

55 Cookridge St, Leeds, LS2 3AW


4th April – Nottingham, The Rock City

http://www.rock-city.co.uk/

0845 413 4444

8 Talbot Street, Nottingham, NG1 5GG


5th April – Ipswich, The Regent

https://apps.ipswich.gov.uk/PEO/

01473 433100

3 St Helen's Street, Ipswich, IP4 1HE

7th April - Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall

http://www.atgtickets.com/venues/leas-cliff-hall/

0844 871 7627

The Leas, Folkestone, CT20 2DZ


8th April - Portsmouth, Pyramids

http://pyramids.co.uk/

02392 799977

Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth, PO5 3ST

10th April - Southend, Cliffs Pavilion

https://www.southendtheatres.org.uk

01702 351135

Station Rd, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 7RA

11th April - St Albans, Alban Arena

http://www.alban-arena.co.uk/

01727 844488

Civic Centre, St Albans, AL1 3LD

12th April - Manchester, Academy

http://www.manchesteracademy.net/

0161 275 4278

Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9PL


14th April - Cambridge, Corn Exchange

http://www.cornex.co.uk/

01223 357851

Parsons Court, 2 Wheeler St, Cambridge, CB2 3QB

15th April - London - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

http://www.o2shepherdsbushempire.co.uk/

0844 477 2000 (24 Hr)

Shepherd's Bush Green, London, W12 8TT

18th April - Birmingham, Institute

http://mamacolive.com/theinstitute/

0844 844 0444

78 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DY

Tickets are on general sale from 9am on Friday, 8th November at www.eventim.co.uk/ub40 / www.alt-tickets.co.uk / www.seetickets.com and 0844 249 1000
Words SIMON REDLEY

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