After announcing a UK tour for October/November last week, and several shows having immediately sold out, The Specials have confirmed the touring line up for the 2016 dates.
The band have now confirmed that Gary Powell of The Libertines will be drumming on these gigs following the tragic loss of founder member John (Brad) Bradbury. Powell has said:
“It is with deepest gratitude that I state what an honour it is to be asked to perform for The Specials in their up and coming US and UK tour dates. John (Brad) Bradbury was a unique performer and his style and ability was definitely one of the defining factors that helped to create The Specials sound, and it is with great humility that I will be doing these tours and carrying on his legacy.
The Specials are one of the UK’s most important bands so I am also very excited at the prospect of performing such a great catalogue of music with some of the most important characters in English music folklore.
Again I cannot thank The Specials enough for believing in me to take on such a heady task and I look forward to the challenge!”
He takes a break from the phenomenal success of The Libertines reformation which has taken them all over the world in the last few years.
Tickets on sale now:
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 - SOLD OUT
12 - Southend Cliffs Pavilion - SOLD OUT
13 - Eastbourne Winter Gardens
15 - London Troxy
16 - London Troxy
Tickets are on sale now priced £40 except London £45.
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