The UK’s most successful Reggae band, UB40, have set their sights on Australia for 2023! And they’re bringing along some friends. UB40 are coming to Eatons Hill Hotel on Wednesday 11th January with House of Shem.
Tickets on sale HERE.
Originally set to tour Australia in October 2020 as part of their 45th anniversary, to perform hits from their latest releases ‘For the Many’, ‘Bigga Baggariddim’, the reggae pioneers will finally grace the shores of Australia in 2023 with huge shows planned for the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.
To mark the major milestone, the legendary UK band have also announced that their upcoming tour will include performances from House of Shem who also feature on the band’s latest album ‘Bigga Baggariddim’.
Despite the many unknowns in international touring, UB40 have stayed aggressively optimistic over the past 24 months, taking the time to perfect their brand new live show, just for Aussie audiences.
“We always look forward to trips down under. Said the band in a statement today “It’s one of our favourite places in the world to perform, but with so many uncertainties in the world these past two years, we felt it was far more important to focus on everyone’s safety. Now that borders have reopened, we’re finally ready to get back to Australia and perform the show fans have been waiting for!”
For those lucky enough to score passes to the band’s Australian tour, tickets will still remain valid for all upcoming shows.
Having previously sold out their 2015, 2017 and 2018 tours, the band return to Australia with plans for a more extensive tour hitting Sunshine Coast and The Gold Coast, as well as the more usual Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth.
The ‘45th Anniversary Tour’ will offer audiences a taste of classic hits like ‘Food for Thought’, ‘1 in 10’, ‘Red Red Wine’, ‘Kingston Town’ and ‘Can’t Help falling In Love With You’, as well as tracks from the latest releases ‘For The Many’ and ‘Bigga Baggariddim’ which will be performed live in Australia for the first time.
One of the UK biggest exports UB40 have achieved over forty top 40 hits in their native Britain with international sales of over 100 million records, the band are one of the biggest UK music acts of all time, and continue to record charting albums while touring across the world including regular trips to Australia where they have firmly found a place in the hearts of fans.
After four decades of success including their hit singles, international stadium tours and festival headline slots, the band suffered the devastating loss of founder member, lyricist and lead sax player Brian Travers who lost his long battle with cancer in 2021. Although “There is a giant Brian shaped hole that can never be filled”, they continue with the surviving key founding members and songwriting core, staying true to and building on the legacy and ethos of the band.
UB40 are founder members Robin Campbell (vocals and guitar), Earl Falconer (bass, vocal), Jimmy Brown (drums) and Norman Hassan (percussion, vocals) with new lead vocalist Matt Doyle. The band also features Martin Meredith (sax) and Laurence Parry (trumpet), who have both been in UB40’s touring and recording line-up for over twenty years, Tony Mullings (keyboards) and Ian Thompson (sax) creating a genre-defining synergy of horns and rhythm section that are uniquely UB40.
Tickets on sale HERE.
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