Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Specials Announce November 2014 UK Tour Dates

The Specials have announced plans for an 11-date tour of the UK and Ireland this coming November.  The band in now down to four original members -- front man Terry Hall, bassist Horace Panter, drummer John Bradburry and guitarist Lynval Golding.  Vocalist Neville Staple left the band in late 2012 and guitarist Roddy Byers announced he was leaving the band earlier this month.

Since their triumphant return to live performances in 2009, there have been conflicting reports surrounding the possibility of a studio album emerging from the group, but to-date, there has been no new music from the group.

The tour starts at Dublin Olympia on November 3, with dates in Belfast, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester and more to follow, including two dates at London's Roundhouse on November 13 and 14.

As a lead up to the UK shows, Hall will be DJing at The Wolf House in London's Islington, on March 6th, April 3rd and May 1st. Golding is performing at South By Southwest on March 12th with reggae band Contra Coup.

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