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The Specials 30th Anniversary Tour coming to Australia UPDATE: New Sydney Show Announced

Written by Toby Smith on April 24, 2009

The Specials wiil be touring Australia for the very first time with their original lineup!

Terry Hall (vocals/co-writer), Lynval Golding (rhythm guitar/vocals), Neville Staple (toasting, percussion, backing vocals), Sir Horace Gentlemen (bass guitar), Roddy Radiation (lead guitar) and John Bradbury (drums) announced in 2008 that they would celebrate the 30th Anniversary of The Specials by going out on tour.

The Specials are one of the UK’s most legendary and highly acclaimed bands of the late seventies. Back in 1977 a group of young men living in the city of Coventry in the UK formed a band that was like no other at the time. A band wearing mod/rude boy/skinhead-style two-tone tonic suits, along with other elements of late 1960s teen fashions. A band of mixed race, with a common love of music and in particular: Ska.

With a few adjustments to personnel and a founding member establishing the infamous 2Tone recording label, the band recorded and released their single debut, a reworking of Prince Buster’s hit ‘Al Capone’. It was retitled ‘Gangsters’ and was a top ten hit in 1979.

The Specials went on to have an internationally successful recording career with seven top ten singles in the UK charts including ‘Gangsters’, ‘A Message To You Rudy’ and finally ‘Ghost Town’ – released in 1981 and their final top ten single.

Tickets for The Specials UK tour sold out in a day. Don’t miss out on this very special opportunity to see them live in Australia for the very first time.

25-26th – Splendour in the Grass Festival – Byron Bay
NEW SHOW: Mon July 27th – The Enmore Theatre – Sydney
SOLD OUT: Tue July 28th – The Enmore Theatre – Sydney
Thur – July 30th The Palace Theatre – Melbourne

Tickets on sale Thursday 16th at 9am.

Tickets through Ticketek http://www.ticketek.com.au or phone 132 849

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