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The Specials – 40th Anniversary Tour comes to Liverpool Eventim Olympia and Manchester Academy

The Specials – 40th Anniversary Tour comes to Liverpool  Eventim Olympia  and Manchester Academy

The Specials, one of the most electrifying, influential and important bands of all time have announced a 31-date European and UK tour in support of their just announced brand new album, “Encore” “Encore”, The Specials first new music for 37 years, will be released on February 1st via UMC /Island Records.  2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of The Specials and the legendary Two-Tone label in Coventry in 1979, and also marks 10 years since the band reformed to play some of the most vital and joyous live shows in recent memory.

APRIL

11 / DUBLIN OLYMPIA THEATRE
15 / BOURNEMOUTH O2 ACADEMY
16 / PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL
17 / BRIGHTON DOME
19 / PLYMOUTH PAVILIONS
20 / EXETER GREAT HALL
21 / CARDIFF UNI GREAT HALL
23 / BLACKBURN KING GEORGE’S HALL
24 / LEICESTER DE MONTFORT HALL
26 / BIRMINGHAM O2 ACADEMY
27 / LIVERPOOL OLYMPIA
28 / MANCHESTER ACADEMY
30 / LEEDS O2 ACADEMY

MAY

01 / CARLISLE SANDS CENTRE
02 / GLASGOW BARROWLAND
04 / NEWCASTLE O2 ACADEMY
05 / MIDDLESBROUGH TOWN HALL
06 / SCARBOROUGH SPA GRAND HALL
08 / SCUNTHORPE THE BATHS HALL
09 / YORK BARBICAN
10 / SHEFFIELD O2 ACADEMY
12 / CAMBRIDGE CORN EXCHANGE
13 / SOUTHEND CLIFF PAVILION
14 / MARGATE WINTER GARDENS
16 / LONDON O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON

Tickets available from:
axs.com | ticketmaster.co.uk | seetickets.com

The 10-song “Encore” was produced by Specials founding members Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Horace Panter alongside Danish musician/producer Torp Larsen and indeed is the first time Hall, Golding & Panter have recorded new material together since the band’s 1981 No.1 single Ghost Town.

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