Ali Campbellthe original founder of the iconic Grammy Award-winning UK reggae group, UB40has confirmed that the band will return to Australia for their first national tour in four years presented by The group of hours i Vandemonian Touring.
The legendary songwriter and beloved vocalist of the band will be accompanied by his amazing nine-component band for the Australian tour. Tickets are on sale from Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 9:00 p.m. www.thehourgroup.com.au
Formed in 1979, UB40 helped define reggae music for a generation. The innovative reggae troupe topped the UK singles chart three times, won multiple Grammy nominations and sold over 70 million records as they carried their soft but ingrained musical mix to every corner of the globe.
Starting on September 28, Ali Campbell will bring his energetic stage show which is synonymous Hobart, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne i Bribie Island en Queensland. They will also head the sold out music festival. Promised Land on the 2ndnd October to Golden Coast.
Reggae pioneers will perform classical hits that catapulted them to the forefront of the universal scene as “Red, red wine“”City of Kingston“”One in ten“”Food for thought“and more.
The band has performed outstandingly during their recent series of shows in the UK and Europe.
“The vocalists were perfect, the musicians impeccable, they held the audience throughout the performance and the atmosphere was phenomenal.. ”
“Campbell did a great job and had a good voice.”
In addition to a show full of classic hits, Ali will give fans new material from the band’s upcoming album, Unprecedentedwhich will be released on June 24 and is the 2018 follow-up A real work of love – which debuted at number 2, the highest album of any U4040 incarnation since 1993. Promises and lies.
Unprecedented is fueled by the rock spirit of the roots that propelled the original incarnation of UB40’s work and is an album to inject some reggae sunshine even into the darkest days. It is also a good memory Astro who sadly died in November 2021 as a result of a short illness.
Ali comments: “This album is now more moving and special than any of us would have imagined when we were recording it. Astro spent a heartbreaking way just two weeks after finishing the final mixes, so this is a way to keep your memory alive.. ”
“I can’t wait to get back on stage and see all our wonderful Australian fans, it’s been incredibly hard to act without Astro by my side. Remembering Astro, let the music continue! “
UB40 WITH ALI CAMPBELL
Presented by The Hour Group, Festco and Vandemonian Touring
Hobart – Friday, 30th September – Hobart City Hall
Sydney – Saturday, 1st October – Star Events Center
Costa Dorada – Sunday, 2nd October: Promiseland Festival (sold out)
Adelaide – Wednesday, 5 p.m.th October – Hindley Street Music Hall
Melbourne – Friday, 7th October – Margaret Court Arena
Queensland – Saturday, October 8 – Sandstone Point, Bribie Island
For full ticket details, go to www.thehourgroup.com.au