Book your tickets to see UB40 featuring Ali Campbell and Astro
30 July 2020, 19:53 | Updated: 30 July 2020, 19:56
The iconic band are celebrating 40 years of hits when they hit the road next year.
This year may have messed up by the pandemic but UB40 featuring Ali Campbell & Astro are bouncing back in 2021.
So here’s your chance to catch the well-named ‘Unprecedented Tour’ in some of the UK’s biggest and best arenas.
Fronted by founding members Ali Campbell and Astro, and backed by their formidable 7-piece band, UB40 are building on a legacy that dates back over four decades.
UB40 topped the UK singles chart on three occasions and sold 70 million records as they took their smooth yet rootsy musical blend to all corners of the globe bringing hits such as ‘Cherry Oh Baby’, ‘Kingston Town’ and ‘Come Back Darling’.
They also topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic with their reggae cover of Neil Diamond’s ‘Red Red Wine’.
The band’s success is however not limited to the past with their last album 2018’s A Real Labour of Love narrowly missing out on topping the UK charts.
During the recent enforced break, the band hit the headlines when Ali and Astro reassembled the touring band remotely to record a lockdown single - a poignant cover of the late Bill Withers' Lean On Me, in aid of NHS Charities Together.
The release was accompanied by a socially distanced home video that featured guests Suggs, Jools Holland, Sir Cliff Richard, Shaun and Bez of the Happy Mondays, Big Narstie, Phil Daniels, Scarlett Moffat and a cast of key workers.
Full UK Tour Dates 2021:
9th April - Sheffield City Hall
10th April - London The O2
22nd April - Brighton Centre
23rd April - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
24th April - Birmingham Utilita Arena