THE SPECIALS

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  1. EL APACHE TEVEZ

    EL APACHE TEVEZ

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    the specials will be playing the apollo next year can't wait to see um at long long last.rude boys rude boys.
     
  2. alib

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    Off Topic?
     
  3. EL APACHE TEVEZ

    EL APACHE TEVEZ

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    on topic
     
  4. ancoats

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    ISSUED TODAY BY THE SPECIALS MANAGEMENT TEAM

    THE SPECIALS


    "...We are proud to announce that 2009 will see the live return of Coventry’s finest, The Specials.
    One of the most important bands in the history of popular music and recognised as one of the greatest live bands the world has ever seen have been the subject of continuous rumours and demands for their reformation since their split in 1981.

    It would be impossible to overstate the importance of The Specials to the UK music scene. Despite a brief career, the Coventry band lit up the late 70’s like a comet, their melding of punk and ska creating the 2-tone sound that is still today is held up as an influence by bands across the world. Now, thirty years since the release of their debut single, ‘Gangsters’, The Specials will take to the road for a UK tour starting in April.

    Over two studio albums, The Specials scored eight top ten singles, including two number ones for the ‘Too Much Too Young’ live EP and the era defining ‘Ghost Town’, two Top 5 albums and spawned a retrospective list of compilation and live albums from official releases to much sought after bootlegs. The band were rightly regarded as the starting point of the ska scene that swept the UK through 1978 and, in many ways, were emblematic of their times, their songs dealing with the confusion of a country in industrial decline whilst struggling to come to terms with multi-culturalism and a new creed which became known as Thatcherism. Their re-emergence into a Britain teetering on the edge of recession and still plagued by the same divisions and problems that they so memorably highlighted in ‘Ghost Town’ could not seem more apt, the songs from ‘The Specials’ and ‘More Specials’ seeming as relevant today as they did 30 years ago.

    “nothing ever change” Do Nothing – The Specials

    Live in 2009

    22 April NEWCASTLE, Academy 0844 477 2000 *
    23 April SHEFFIELD, Academy 0844 477 2000 *
    25 April BIRMINGHAM, Academy 0844 477 2000 **
    26 April BIRMINGHAM, Academy 0844 477 2000
    28 April GLASGOW, Academy 08444 999 990
    3 May MANCHESTER, Apollo 08444 777 677
    6 May LONDON, Brixton Academy 0844 477 2000
    7 May LONDON, Brixton Academy 0844 477 2000


    Tickets go on sale 9am Thursday 11th December priced £32.50 in advance except London £35.
    24 hr CC Hotline: 0871 2200 260 / online: <a class="postlink" href="http://www.gigsandtours.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.gigsandtours.com</a>
    Doors 7pm except * tbc and ** 6pm.

    <a class="postlink" href="http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=U3ItdFydORI&eurl=http://www.paulwellerbootlegs.com/showthread.php?t=2777" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=U3ItdFydO ... php?t=2777</a>
     
  5. alib

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    OK then

    I actually saw them back in the day on the Two Tone Tour with Madness and The Selecter at King George's Hall Blackburn

    now that was a "War Zone" with loads of fighting skinheads etc
     
  6. EL APACHE TEVEZ

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    already know terry hall was on talksport yesterday.
     
  7. EL APACHE TEVEZ

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    I know, told all about it rude boys not skinheads.
     
  8. ancoats

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    thats got to be the gig of the year

    also going to try and go to the london gigs
     
  9. EL APACHE TEVEZ

    EL APACHE TEVEZ

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    me too matey half ov them on here have never hard o the specials.
     
  10. Bozo

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    Will Jerry Dammers be back with them? I'll go see them if he is.
     

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