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The Selecter / The Beat feat. Ranking Roger
November 16, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm£ 25
THE FINAL 6 CO-HEADLINE SHOWS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED, THE TOUR WILL END IN MARCH 2018 !
2 Tone legends The Selecter and The Beat are teaming up to give fans a rare treat, hitting the road together for a number of dates around the UK, Ireland, Holland and Belgium in 2017. Originally a six-date tour, due to demand they added 8 more dates, then another 22 dates in the autumn including a sold out show at the iconic Roundhouse in Camden and now the final 6 dates have been announced !
Life-long friends, they are two of the main bands to come out of 2 Tone – a crucial musical and cultural movement which is still as relevant today as it was over 30 years ago. Renowned for their energetic live shows, longevity has not diminished either band’s ability to put in a performance and get everyone in a room, or field, dancing. Don’t miss arguably two of the best live bands around playing full sets of their many hits, and more each night.
The Selecter is led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black, alongside an incredible talented band of musicians, and co-fronted by original member Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson. The anarchic passion that fuelled Selecter gigs during the 2 Tone era is still there, except the pair (Pauline & Gaps) are more driven than ever. Their confidence is sky-high and they’re also writing the best songs of their career, which is saying something given the enduring popularity of hits like Three Minute Hero, Missing Words and On My Radio. Their latest album, Subculture, was mixed by UK dub-master Prince Fatty and released to critical acclaim in June 2015.
The Selecter release a brand new album “Daylight” on 6 October, 2018, to back up the recent single release, “Frontline.”
The Beat fronted by Ranking Roger released their spectacular fourth album Bounce (the first in over 30 years) in September 2016.
The album shows off every gleaming aspect of one of the most musically diverse bands to come out of the multiracial, multicultural explosion that remade British pop from 1979 onwards.
Joining Roger in the revitalised band is his son Ranking Junior AKA Matthew Murphy a powerhouse MC who brings to the band an update on the toasting that made Ranking Roger such a pivotal part of the original Beat. The same energy that drove the hit singles of the 80s; Mirror In The Bathroom, Stand Down Margaret and Too Nice To Talk To – is here again on the new album.
THE SELECTER & THE BEAT CO-HEADLINE TOUR 2017
31 Mar GLASGOW O2 ABC – SOLD OUT
01 Apr MANCHESTER Old Granada Studios – SOLD OUT
07 Apr NOTTINGHAM Rock City – SOLD OUT
08 Apr BRISTOL O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
14 Apr CARDIFF Tramshed – SOLD OUT
15 Apr BEXHILL De La Warr Pavilion – SOLD OUT
28 Apr BIRMINGHAM o2 Institute – SOLD OUT
29 Apr LONDON o2 Shepherds Bush Empire – SOLD OUT
05 May DUBLIN The Academy – SOLD OUT
06 May BELFAST The Limelight – SOLD OUT
12 May LEEDS o2 Academy – SOLD OUT
13 May PLYMOUTH University Main Hall – SOLD OUT
26 May PORTSMOUTH Pyramids – SOLD OUT
03 Jun NORWICH UEA – SOLD OUT
29 Sep FOLKESTONE Leas Cliff Hall
30 Sep BEDFORD Corn Exchange
06 Oct LONDON Roundhouse
07 Oct LEAMINGTON SPA The Assembly
08 Oct SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion
13 Oct MANCHESTER o2 Ritz
14 Oct TUNBRIDGE WELLS Assembly Hall Theatre
19 Oct BURY ST EDMUNDS The Apex
20 Oct WORTHING Pavilion Theatre
21 Oct LINCOLN The Engine Shed
26 Oct BELGIUM LEUVEN Het Depot
27 Oct HOLLAND AMSTERDAM Melkweg
28 Oct BELGIUM SINT-NIKLAAS De Casino
10 Nov LEICESTER De Montfort Hall
11 Nov EXETER Great Hall
16 Nov INVERNESS The Ironworks
17 Nov GLASGOW o2 ABC
18 Nov NEWCASTLE o2 Academy
24 Nov BOURNEMOUTH 02 Academy
25 Nov WREXHAM William Aston Hall
22 Dec GUILDFORD G Live
23 Dec LIVERPOOL Olympia
16 Feb Cheltenham Town Hall
17 Feb Cambridge Corn Exchange
23 Feb Frome Cheese & Grain
24 Feb Margate Hall by the Sea
2 Mar Brighton Dome
3 Mar Salisbury City Hall