the specials

SKA legends The Specials have announced details of their brand new UK tour.

Having refrained from touring the UK for two years, the Terry Hall fronted pioneers are preparing to bring their hit filled catalogue to venues across the UK in October and November.

Set to be the band’s first shows since the saddening loss of drummer John Bradbury, Hall said of the upcoming dates that: “We started working on these dates last October. Everyone was really looking forward to them & then just after Christmas Brad passed away. It was devastating but in our heart of hearts we know he would want us to continue with the plan he helped to put together”

Set to feature a show at Glasgow’s O2 Academy,  tickets will be available from this Friday at 9 AM.

Check out the full list of tour dates below:


19 October​​ NOTTINGHAM, Rock City
22 October​​ SHEFFIELD, O2 Academy
23 October​​ SCUNTHORPE, The Baths Hall
25 October​​ GLASGOW, O2 Academy
27 October​​ BLACKPOOL, Empress Ballroom
29 October ​​LIVERPOOL, Olympia
31 October​​ LLANDUDNO, Venue Cymru
1 November ​YORK, Barbican
3 November ​LEICESTER, De Montfort Hall
4 November​ WOLVERHAMPTON, Civic Hall
5 November ​EXETER, University Great Hall
7 November​ SOUTHAMPTON, O2 Guildhall
8 November​ READING, Rivermead Centre
11 November​ CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange
12 November​ SOUTHEND, Cliffs Pavilion
13 November ​EASTBOURNE, Winter Gardens
15 November ​LONDON, Troxy
16 November​ LONDON, Troxy