Reggae legends UB40 have confirmed seventeen UK live dates for October - and one of them is in Bexhill.
On Friday October 2 the current line-up will play the De La Warr Pavilion right at the start of the autumn leg of the Getting Over the Storm tour which ends in Cardiff on October 24 – by which time the band will have completed 90 shows and performed to over 170,000 people since March 2014, making this the biggest UK tour of UB40’s career.
These days UB40 are Robin Campbell (co-lead vocals and guitar), Duncan Campbell (lead vocals) Earl Falconer (bass, vocal), Brian Travers (sax and keyboards), Jimmy Brown (drums), Norman Hassan (percussion, vocals).
The band also feature, Martin Meredith (sax) and Laurence Parry (trumpet), who have both been in UB40’s touring line-up for over twenty years, and Tony Mullings (keyboards).
UB40 formed in 1978 and released 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 ever. The band’s latest album ‘Getting Over The Storm’ was awarded BBC Radio 2’s ‘Album Of The Week’ accolade and won 5-star reviews from the music press. Book on 01424 229111 or go to www.dlwp.com.