Midnight Mango is proud to present, at THE ORIGINAL RUDE BOY RETURNS NEVILLE STAPLE FROM THE SPECIALS And his band!... Plus Special Guests... Any use in editorial or listings would be greatly appreciated. Further band & support bands’ Info, can be found under “ARTIST DETAILS” OCTOBER Fri 22 BRIGHTON Concorde2 01273 673 311 www.concorde2.co.uk Sat 23 BISHOPS STORTFORD Rhodes Arts 01279 651 746 www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk Sun 24 LONDON Dingwalls 0844 4771000 www.dingwalls.com Wed 27 BATH Komedia 0845 293 8480 www.komedia.co.uk Thu 28 BRIDGWATER The Palace 0844 4771000 www.palacenightclub.co.uk Fri 29 EXETER Phoenix 01392 667 080 www.exeterphoenix.org.uk Sat 30 BRIDPORT The Electric Palace 01308 424 901 www.electricpalace.org.uk Sun 31 READING Sub 89 0844 4771000 www.sub89.com DECEMBER Fri 03 BARNSLEY The Lucorum 0871 220 0260 www.lucorum.com Thu 09 SALISBURY Arts Centre 01722 321 744 www.salisburyartscentre.co.uk Fri 10 GLOUCESTER Guildhall 01452 503 050 www.gloucester.gov.uk/ guildhall Sat 11 OXFORD O2 Academy2 0871 220 0260 www.o2academyoxford.co.uk Sun 12 NORTHAMPTON Picturedrome 0871 220 0260 www.thepicturedrome.com Fri 17 St OSYTH ESSEX The Venue 08458 159709 www.the-venue.info -- NEVILLE STAPLE (UK) Web: http://www.nevillestaple.co.uk/ Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/nevillestaplefromthespecials Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Neville-Staple/104058062965143 Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8m2JyiggwAU Press Release: Best known as singer, toaster and composer with The Specials, and as one of the founding members of Fun Boy 3, Neville Staple is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once but twice. Catch his show these days, and you'll get a mix of old favourites from The Specials/Fun Boy three back catalogue plus choice solo releases. Neville's first involvement with The Specials was when they were still called The Coventry Automatics. He initially joined as their roadie but at a gig supporting The Clash, Neville took to the stage and never looked back. For a while, The Clash’s manager Bernard Rhodes managed The Specials. Neville used to toast of Bernie, "Bernie Rhodes knows. Don't argue" at the beginning of the Specials hit single "Gangsters". When The Specials split up, Neville departed with Terry Hall and Lynval Golding, to form Fun Boy Three. They had a string of chart hits, some in collaboration with the all-female trio Bananarama. It was officially confirmed on the 7 April 2008 that the Specials were to reform, and on the 6 September 2008, six members of the band performed on the Main Stage at the Bestival billed as the 'Surprise Act'. By December 2008, the band had announced 2009 tour dates to celebrate their 30th anniversary. Throughout 2010 the band have been/ are playing festival dates and touring the USA in the early autumn. After which Neville returns to the UK with a string of dates with his own incredibly tight band. Nevile’s autobiography, THE ORIGINAL RUDE BOY, was published by Aurum Press in the UK in May 2009. Tour dates are listed below, tickets for all shows are available from www.seetickets.com & www.ticketweb.co.uk as well as from most of the venues websites and box offices.