Gasworks, Waterford
Sat 26th August 2017

 

DayTripper Saturday – 26th August 2017

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— UB40 —

In 2015, Ali Campbell, the legendary voice and principal songwriter of UB40 reunited with vocalist/ percussionist/trumpeter Astro and keyboard player Mickey Virtue, all founding members of one of the UK’s biggest bands of the last 30 years. The band enjoyed huge success all over the world with sales to date of over 70 million, including number 1 album ‘Labour Of Love’, multiple top 10 gold and platinum selling albums and countless Grammy nominations. The Birmingham band brought reggae into the mainstream with huge Number 1 singles such as ‘Red Red Wine’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘Rat In Mi Kitchen’, ‘I Got You Babe’ (with Chrissie Hynde), ‘Cherry Oh Baby’ and their spectacular reworking of the Elvis classic ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’. Since reforming, the band have returned to their position as one of the biggest selling acts on the global live circuit with headline festival shows and stadium and arena dates throughout 2015 and 2016. Their 2017 tour will be a celebration of their recently re-recorded Greatest Hits and with Ali's voice as strong as ever (rich, melodic and instantly recognisable), plus the redoubtable Astro lending strong vocal support and Mickey's keyboards to the fore in a band that includes a three-piece horn section, their lithe but potent sound will delight fans old and new.

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