To compliment their clutch of 2017 Aussie festival dates, British ska legends The Specials have just announced a brand new headline tour.
In addition to appearances at some of Australia’s most anticipated summer fests including Golden Plains, Melbourne Zoo Twilights and the 25th anniversary of WOMAdelaide, the legendary act will also be performing three Aussie headline shows in Perth, Sydney and Brisbane across March.
The run will mark the band’s first local shows since 2012, when they played a string of theatre slots alongside an appearance at Bluesfest, Byron Bay.
This time around, Libertines’ drummer Gary Powell will be hitting the road with The Specials when they land in Oz next year. He stepped in earlier in 2016 following the death of the band’s longtime drummer, John Bradbury, who was widely revered as a groundbreaking figure in both reggae and ska.
Formed in 1977, The Specials have no less than seven studio albums, five live albums and two EPs under their belts, and will be performing songs from across their extensive catalogue during their forthcoming Aussie shows, including crowd faves like Gangsters, A Message To You Rudy and Ghost Town.
Catch all the details about their 2017 Australian shows below.
Watch: The Specials – ‘Ghost Town’
The Specials 2017 Australian Headlining Tour Dates:
Tuesday, 7th March 2017
Metro City, Perth (18+)
Thursday, 9th March 2017
Enmore Theatre, Sydney (All Ages)
Wednesday, 15th March 2017
The Tivoli, Brisbane (18+)
Friday, 10th — Sunday, 12th March
Botanic Park, Adelaide
Saturday, 11th March 2017
Melbourne Zoo Twilights
Tickets: Melbourne Zoo Twilights
Saturday 11th — Monday 13th, March 2017
Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre, Meredith
Tickets: Golden Plains