Local legends return home

Double date for Birmingham reggae superstars.


Birmingham’s reggae legends UB40 and Steel Pulse have confirmed they will play two very special shows together for the first time in December 2015.

The first show will take place at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on Sunday, 20th December, followed by a hometown show at the O2 Academy Birmingham on Monday, 21st December.

UB40 formed in 1978, released their debut album Signing Off in August 1980 and have gone on to have over forty UK Top 40 hit singles and achieve sales of over 100 million records, making them one of the most successful British groups of all time.

Singer Robin Campbell said, “I’m looking forward to seeing Pulse again, they’re one of the best live reggae bands, a class act.”

Formed in 1975 at Birmingham’s Handsworth Wood Boys School, Grammy Award-winning Steel Pulse have been true to their roots for the past forty years. One of Bob Marley’s favourites, the band has maintained a sense of fierce integrity as it strives to get the message of love and justice across to all people, winninga Graqmmy for their 1986 album Babylon the Bandit.

Tickets are £35, available on O2 PRIORITY www.o2.co.uk/priority from Wednesday 27th May at 9.00am

General sale Friday 29th May at www.ticketweb.co.uk or 0844 477 2000