UK reggae legends UB40 have added a Sunderland date to their tour.
It’s been announced that the band will play Sunderland Empire on October 9 this year.
Tickets are on sale now for the gig which will form part of the Getting Over The Storm tour.
The tour, which began in March last, incorporating 90 shows, is the band’s biggest to date.
The band features Robin Campbell (co-lead vocals and guitar), Duncan Campbell (lead vocals) Earl Falconer (bass, vocal), Brian Travers (sax and keyboards), Jimmy Brown (drums), Norman Hassan (percussion, vocals).
The band also feature, Martin Meredith (sax) and Lawrence Parry (trumpet), who have both been in UB40’s touring line-up for over twenty years, and Tony Mullins (keyboards).
Naming themselves after the unemployment benefit form, UB40 formed in 1978, before releasing their debut album Signing Off in August 1980 – considered by many to be one of the greatest reggae albums ever released by a British band.
It was the start of a career that has since seen the band have over forty UK Top 40 hit singles, including Red Red Wine and Can’t Help Falling in Love, and achieve sales of over 100 million records, making UB40 one of the most successful British groups of all time. T
The band’s latest Top 30 album, Getting Over The Storm, was released in September 2013.
*Tickets for UB40 at Sunderland Empire are available in person at the Box Office from £31, or from £33.90 by calling 0844 871 3022 or booking online at www.ATGtickets.com/Sunderland* plus a transaction fee applies.