UB40 & Special Guest Maxi Priest
Friday 14th December 2007
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UB40 CONFIRM UK TOUR
& “LIVE EARTH” PERFORMANCE
Legendary reggae band UB40 has today confirmed details of their forthcoming UK arena tour scheduled for later this year, playing the Metro Radio Arena on the 14th December.
UB40 also confirmed that they will be performing at former US Vice President Al Gore’s LIVE EARTH concert in Johannesburg on July 7 (one of seven global concerts to happen on that day) alongside some of the world biggest pop and rock stars including MADONNA, RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS, FOO FIGHTERS, SNOW PATROL, RAZORLIGHT, THE POLICE, ALICIA KEYS and KANYE WEST, The series of concerts on that day is expected to be attended by 1 million people and seen by a global TV audience of 2 billion viewers.
Commenting on the forthcoming UK Tour Jimmy Brown said, “We spend around nine months of the year touring the world and over the years have performed to millions of fans around the globe. The British audiences are by far some of the best in the world. We always get an amazing reception with our shows in the towns and inner cities, whether its Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff or Newcastle, they are the best audiences. We always look forward to the final leg of a world tour when we know we are coming home, back to the UK.”
UB40 who were recently nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best Reggae Album,” have done more to popularize reggae since the death of the late Bob Marley than any other artist/band. UB40’s live concerts are truly an amazing sight to witness, their live performance is second to none, an art which they have polished and perfected from constantly touring the globe. They are also without doubt the most successful reggae band in the world. The Birmingham band, representative of a diverse and multi cultural Britain, have sold more than 70 million records! In their esteemed music career they have secured 17 UK Top 10 singles, enjoying more hit singles than ELVIS PRESLEY, the BEATLES and the ROLLING STONES and scored an incredible three worldwide No 1’s. They are also one of the very few British bands to have broken the US market.
Commenting ahead of the LIVE EARTH performance, Brian Travers said “As soon as we were approached to do Live Earth, we didn’t hesitate to say yes. We felt that it was the right cause for the band to be associated with. The Johannesburg concert was the most appropriate and it will once again help to raise the global media focus and awareness of South Africa’s continuing plight, while at the same time reinforcing the awareness of climate change and the consequences this has on our planet.”
The reggae aficionados also confirmed that they are currently in the studio writing and recording their 15th studio album which is due for release later this year.
MAXI PRIEST TO JOIN REGGAE LEGENDS UB40
ON UK ARENA TOUR!
Reggae legends UB40 have today announced that British reggae star MAXI PRIEST will be joining their forthcoming UK tour in December. Maxi will join the band for all of the UK tour dates
Widely regarded by his fans as the “King Of Lover’s Rock”, Maxi’s twenty year career remains as strong as ever, touring year after year across America, Africa, the UK, Japan and South America. His passionate live performances are a sight to behold, his music a joy to listen to, and a sound that resonates across many boundaries of age, race, religion and geography. His impressive career has amassed 10 albums and 14 Top 40 hits and this year see’s Maxi working on his 11th studio album.
Demand for the UK tour continues as the reggae legends recently added four more shows on the tour at the Brighton Centre, London’s Wembley Arena, Cardiff’s International Arena and Birmingham’s NEC Arena. The full confirmed dates for the forthcoming UK arena tour are 20th & 21st November (Brighton Centre, Brighton) 4th December (Bournemouth BIC), 5th December (Plymouth Pavilions) 7th& 8th