2Tone ska legends THE SPECIALS have announced plans for a 10-date tour of the UK in May next year.
The run of dates kicks off at Glasgow Barrowland on 10 May and finishes up at London's O2 Academy Brixton on 28 May.
More artists have been revealed for the 2013 London International Ska Festival including FREDDIE NOTES, LYNVAL GOLDING and RHODA DAKAR.
Fred Perry Sub-Sonic Live is putting on a show celebrating 60 years of the brand including DJ performances from DON LETTS and THE SPECIALS frontman TERRY HALL.
Letts and Hall join NORMAN JAY, THE CHARLATANS and KEEL HER at the Garage in London on 26 September (9pm- 2:30am).
The people of Bristol turned out in their thousands for the 10th annual VegFest over the weekend, helped by the heatwave weather, free entry and top headline reggae acts.
Original rude boy NEVILLE STAPLE from 2Tone ska band THE SPECIALS topped the bill on Friday night and in spite of a crackling vocal microphone throughout, he delivered the goods.
The London International Ska Festival returns to the capital this weekend and features 40 top ska acts from around the world.
Among the many highlights of the bank holiday weekend (3-6 May), DANDY LIVINGSTONE is set to play his world exclusive comeback show after 40 years on 4 May at the O2 Academy Islington.
British ska band THE SPECIALS performed a long-overdue gig in Gloucestershire last night as part of a 15-date tour of the UK. Fan-filmed footage of “Monkey Man” can be seen below.
The Coventry band reformed in 2009 and had, up until now, kept fans in the West waiting more than 30 years for a local show.
The gig took place at Cheltenham Racecourse and was also something of a homecoming for guitarist Lynval Golding who grew up in Gloucester.
British 2 Tone ska band THE SPECIALS have kicked off a 15-date tour of the UK in what many fear will be their last ever.
Support at all the shows comes from ska/reggae band BY THE RIVERS.
THE SPECIALS 2011 line-up includes the following original band members: