The Specials add final dates for the UK

Music News | Jun 9th, 2009

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The Specials (minus Jerry Dammers) have announced more 30th anniversary dates for the UK. These dates will be their final dates of their tour. Are the Specials leaving the USA fans out to dry? Seems like it to me, unless they announce something soon. The band will also be playing the Glastonbury Festival this month, along with T in the Park Festival, the Oxygen Festival in Australia, and Summer Sonic in Japan.

The Specials continue their 30th Anniversary celebrations with the announcement of the final dates of their tour. The band kick off another set of shows on 1st November in Cardiff and continue around the country for the month.

Their earlier dates in April and May of this year sold out in record time, and received spectacular reactions and reviews, with every venue on the tour packed to the rafters and the band’s classic tracks sounding ‘eerily relevant’ to the current times according to The Independent On Sunday. With The Daily Telegraph praising ‘one of the greatest live bands this country has ever produced’ and The Evening Standard acclaiming a band ’spectacularly and life affirmingly reborn’, the second leg of the tour sees the band visit those concert halls that missed out on the first leg before a return to London for two massive nights at the Hammersmith Apollo to follow their five sold out night’s at Brixton.
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Dates for the final UK tour:

1 November CARDIFF Arena
2 November BRIDLINGTON Spa
4 November BLACKPOOL Empress Ballroom
5 November PLYMOUTH Pavilion
7 November MARGATE Winter Gardens
9 November WOLVERHAMPTON Civic
12 November EDINBURGH Corn Exchange
18 November SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion
19 November BRIGHTON Centre
21 November NOTTINGHAM Rock City
22 November NOTTINGHAM Rock City
24 November LONDON Hammersmith Apollo
25 November LONDON Hammersmith Apollo

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