Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The Specials To Help Close 2012 London Olympics
The Specials will join New Order and Blur at a special concert to mark the end of this Summer's 2012 Olympics in London. The huge concert will take place in London's Hyde Park On August 12th 2012 and will see Blur (whose lead singer Damon Albarn is a huge fan of The Specials) headlining.
This is a huge feather in the cap for the band and establishes their status and reinforces the success they have enjoyed since reforming in 2009. It could be the only chance for those of you living in the U.K. to see the 2-Tone band play in the this year after a successful UK tour in 2011. The band are slated to perform shows in the U.S., Asia and Australia if statements the band made at the end of last year are true.
The Telegraph in the U.K. has an interesting article that seems supportive of the bands chosen to play the show, praising the organizers for not going with safe choices or for bands from the 60's and early 70's period of U.K. rock.
Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday (February 24) at 9am. For more information and to buy tickets when the go on sale go here.