The UK’s most successful reggae band, UB40 have announced their eagerly anticipated return to Australia to celebrate the band’s 40th anniversary, and to perform hits from their latest release For The Many.
The ‘40th Anniversary For The Many Tour’ will offer audiences a taste of classic hits like ‘Red Red Wine’, ‘I Got You Babe’ and ‘Falling In Love With You’, as well as tracks from the latest release ‘For The Many’ which will performed live in Australia for the first time.
Becoming a household name around the world throughout the 80s and 90s, UB40 (named after the UK’s unemployment benefit form) became known for reviving reggae across the world, filling the charts with their own songs and creating seminal versions of some of the world’s greatest tunes, crossing radio formats and continuing to dominate the airwaves to this day.
With over forty top 40 hits in their native Britain and sales of over 100 million records, the band – who recently celebrated 40 years together – 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.
UB40 are Robin Campbell (co-lead vocals and guitar), Duncan Campbell (lead vocals) Earl Falconer (bass, vocal), Jimmy Brown (drums), Norman Hassan (percussion, vocals). The band also features Martin Meredith (sax) and Laurence Parry (trumpet), who have both been in UB40’s touring line-up for over twenty years, and Tony Mullings (keyboards) and Ian Thompson (sax) creating a genre-defining synergy of horns and rhythm section that is uniquely UB40.
ABOUT NEW DATE
Based on travel restrictions and for the safety of fans, band members and crew, the decision has been made to reschedule UB40 at Canberra Theatre Centre.
The new performance date is Monday 3 May 2021.
As current ticket holders, your seats have been reallocated to the new performance. You will retain your original seat numbers.
If your Print at Home or Physical Ticket(s) were sent or posted out to you, please keep an eye on your email inbox or post box for your new ticket(s), which will arrive before the show. If you opted for venue collection, your new ticket(s) will be available to collect from the Box office on the day of the show.
It’s important you use these new tickets to gain access to the new performance. Tickets for the old performance will no longer be valid.
If you cannot make this new date and would like to request a refund please email CanberraTicketing@act.gov.au to request a call back. Our team is working hard to respond as quickly as possible, we thank you for your patience as we work through these changes.
A message from UB40:
“We always look forward to trips down under, but we know it’s only a temporary delay, we will be back. The most important thing is that we all stay safe and we’ll see you on the other side of this ordeal.”
“We strongly encourage all ticket holders to hang on to their tickets, not just to this show, but to all upcoming tours they’ve had their hearts set on” said MJR Presents director Scott Mesiti.
“Keep them on your fridge, or your calendar or your desk as a simple reminder that we’ll get through this, and when we come out the other side, there’s going to be some amazing live music waiting for us.”
Mon May 3
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Canberra Theatre Centre