Thursday, 07 March 2019 11:21

40th Anniversary Tour – For the Many comes to Poole

World-famous British reggae stars UB40 bring their 40th anniversary tour to Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts, on Thursday 4 April.

Featuring five founding members – Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings – the band will play some of their biggest hits including 'Food For Thought', 'One In Ten', 'Kingston Town', '(I Can't Help) Falling in Love With You' and ‘Red, Red Wine' as well as material from their most recent album, For the Many.

Co-vocalist and guitarist Robin Campbell says: “For The Many is a great mix of reggae styles, while the different artists we have collaborated with will appeal to more fans and tastes in reggae – it really is an album for the many. The UK tour is a continuation of our 40th year celebrations, as well as sharing tracks from our latest album, with forty dates around the UK instead of a few arenas it means that our fans from all over the UK can get to see us much more locally and up close – truly a tour for the many.”

Singer Duncan Campbell adds: “After ten years of fronting UB40, for us to do an album of our own original material feels like this is the final hurdle for me. We all feel this album is an album going back to what UB40 was all about. We are all excited for everybody to hear the album and looking forward to touring it.”

UB40 formed in 1978, naming themselves after the unemployment benefit form, before releasing their debut album Signing Off in August 1980 – considered by many to be one of the greatest reggae albums ever released by a British band. It was the start of a career that has since seen UB40 have forty UK Top 40 hit singles and, with sales of over 100 million records, seen their albums reside in the UK’s Top 75 album chart for a combined period of eleven years, making UB40 one of the most successful British groups of all-time.


UB40 in Poole Tickets


Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts
21 Kingland Rd
BH15 1UG

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