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The English Beat Australian Tour 2012

Written by Brayden Darke on April 12, 2012

Ska and reggae-pop legends The English Beat, or just The Beat to fans in the UK, will be touring Australia this August. Joining tours from The Specials and Madness in recent years, as well as Ranking Roger touring as a part of ska super group The Special Beat, we’ve been spoiled with newly reformed – classic English groups lately.

Their sound has been described as a cosmic blend of ska, punk and reggae. Singer Dave Wakeling explained, “I liked the exhilaration of punk and the hypnotic quality of reggae, and I was sure you could combine them into something … hypnotic, but rhythmic and danceable too”.

The band was reformed in 2009, albeit without Ranking Roger, but they still manage a raucous enthusiasm that made The English Beat one of the biggest acts of the New Wave Era.

The English Beat Australian Tour 2012

Powerstation, Auckland, NZ
Thursday 23rd August

Factory Theatre, Sydney
Saturday 25th August
Tickets only $49 + bf available from and

Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
Sun 26th August
Tickets only $35 + bf available from and

Fowlers Live, Adelaide
Wednesday 29th August
Tickets only $49 + bf available from and

Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Thursday 30th August
Tickets only $49 + bf available from, and

The Zoo, Brisbane
Friday 31st August
Tickets only $49 + bf available from and

Astor Theatre, Perth
Saturday 1st September
Tickets only $49 + bf available from

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