UB40: Grandslam Tour at Brunton Park
Music - Bands, Fri 2 Jun 2017
Brunton Park, home of Carlisle United Football Club, will welcome UB40 on Friday 2 June as part of the band’s summer Grandslam UK 2017.
UB40 - featuring original members Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue, backed by one of the best reggae bands in the world, will be bringing their inimitable blend of reggae and pop greatest hits to the forefront of the British summer events calendar and will be joined by special guests Level 42, also performing a host of their greatest hits along with The Original Wailers featuring Al Anderson and introducing Raging Fyah.
The Grandslam Tour will run from Friday 19 May until Saturday 12 August 2017 and will see the band perform at some of the greatest and most prestigious outdoor venues in the UK and Ireland, including Brunton Park. Each of these shows promises concertgoers a first-hand experience of an outdoor event, with the addition of a real festival vibe; the result of the unique Grandslam format of the tour.
UB40 have released hit after hit since they formed in 1978, achieving three UK Number Ones (Red, Red Wine, I Got You Babe, ft. Chrissie Hynde and I Can’t Help Falling In Love with You) not to mention 17 Top 10 tracks (including One In Ten, If It Happens Again, Breakfast in Bed, Kingston Town and Homely Girl) and a constant stream of singles over the decades, each of which continue to delight fans.
The release of their brand new Unplugged album on Friday 18 November 2017, which offers an inventive new spin on UB40’s early gems plus the huge hits with which they later wooed the world, underlines UB40 - featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue – as one of the most iconic Reggae bands to hail from the UK.
Since reuniting three years ago, Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue have developed into a formidable touring outfit. 2016 saw them return to the States, play Australia and visit the vineyards of New Zealand for a Red Red Winery Tour. They also made an emotional return to UK in April 2016, when they performed songs from the first two Labour Of Love albums on an arena tour that included sell-out shows at London’s O2 Arena, the Brighton Centre and the Barclaycard Arena in their native Birmingham.
Level 42 and Mark King are one of the most successful British bands of the 1980’s, and to date they have released 14 studio albums, seven live albums, the Sirens’ EP, and six compilation albums. They have also had 18 top 40 singles, including Lessons in Love, Something About You, Leaving Me Now, Running in the Family and Hot Water, and have sold in excess of 30 million albums worldwide. With the recent re-issues of the bands vast catalogue on Universal Music, and inclusion on BBC Radio 2’s Sounds of the Eighties compilation album currently in the charts, it is clear they continue to be a benchmark for British Jazz Funk at the highest level, making them a brilliant addition to the UB40 Grandslam UK and Ireland Tour.
The Original Wailers will be performing those well-loved Bob Marley and the Wailers definitive songs that have become iconic. The Original Wailers members will take to the stage including guitarist Al Anderson.
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Tickets are priced at: £35 + booking fee (General Admission) and £50 + booking fee (Platinum enclosure).
Tickets are all standing, and are available from www.UB40.org, www.ticketmaster.co.uk and www.lhgtickets.com.