The Specials Announce Encore 40th Anniversary Tour 2019

The Specials, one of the most electrifying, influential and important bands of all time have announced a 31-date European and UK tour in support of their just announced brand new album, “Encore”. “Encore”, The Specials first new music for 37 years, will be released on February 1st via UMC /Island Records.  2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of The Specials and the legendary Two-Tone label in Coventry in 1979, and also marks 10 years since the band reformed to play some of the most vital and joyous live shows in recent memory.

The full list of dates is as follows:

MARCH

29 / COLOGNE E WERK

30 / BRUSSELS ANCIENNE BELGIQUE

APRIL

2 / HAMBURG GROSSE FREIHEIT

3 / BERLIN COLUMBIAHALLE

5 / AMSTERDAM PARADISO

8 / PARIS LA CIGALE

11 / DUBLIN OLYMPIA THEATRE

15 / BOURNEMOUTH O2 ACADEMY

16 / PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL

17 / BRIGHTON DOME

19 / PLYMOUTH PAVILIONS

20 / EXETER GREAT HALL

21 / CARDIFF UNI GREAT HALL

23 / BLACKBURN KING GEORGE’S HALL

24 / LEICESTER DE MONTFORT HALL

26 / BIRMINGHAM O2 ACADEMY

27 / LIVERPOOL OLYMPIA

28 / MANCHESTER ACADEMY

30 / LEEDS O2 ACADEMY

MAY

01 / CARLISLE SANDS CENTRE

02 / GLASGOW BARROWLAND

04 / NEWCASTLE O2 ACADEMY

05 / MIDDLESBROUGH TOWN HALL

06 / SCARBOROUGH SPA GRAND HALL

08 / SCUNTHORPE THE BATHS HALL

09 / YORK BARBICAN

10 / SHEFFIELD O2 ACADEMY

12 / CAMBRIDGE CORN EXCHANGE

13 / SOUTHEND CLIFF PAVILION

14 / MARGATE WINTER GARDENS

16 / LONDON O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON

Tickets go on general sale on Friday 2nd November at 9am GMT / 10am CET

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The 10-song “Encore” was produced by Specials founding members Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Horace Panter alongside Danish musician/producer Torp Larsen and indeed is the first time Hall, Golding & Panter have recorded new material together since the band’s 1981 No.1 single Ghost Town.

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