ENGLISH BEAT-WALK TOUR

 THE  ENGLISH BEAT  TWISTS N' CRAWLS DOWN THE 2-TONE TRAIL  Dave Wakeling to Lead a Guided Tour  Through Ska's Early Days in Coventry, England  Proceeds Benefit the 2-Tone Museum                       <http://www.reybee.com/beat/411/2tone_trail.pdf>     The English Beat hosts The 2-Tone Trail  Click to embiggen PDF      Coventry,  UK - Ever wanted to take a walk down Memory Lane with your favorite artist and hear first-person stories about the exciting  birth of the band and a scene? On April 30th, a  very lucky group of fans will be able to experience that when English  Beat¹s Dave Wakeling returns to Coventry, England for a sponsored walk down the 2-Tone  Trail, a nostalgic guided tour through the city¹s  streets that birthed UK Ska. Devised by 2-Tone Museum director  Pete Chambers, the 2-Tone Trail will take  a group of fans along on this step backward into the history of  this glorious multicultural music. Accompanied by Chambers and Trail  organizer Carole Quinney, Wakeling will reminisce  back to a time where ska and punk beats were being fused to create  a brand of music that not only had infectious rhythms but also had  a unique social conscience too, effectively becoming a defining  and reassuring soundtrack to many fans who were living through a troubled decade.      Proceeds collected  by fans who sponsor the walk will go directly to the 2-Tone  Museum which collects historical pieces from the 2-Tone heritage spanning seminal bands including Madness, The Selecter,  The Specials, and, of course, The English Beat.  ³The 2-Tone Museum has done a marvelous job starting  to collect and display artifacts from the 2-Tone period and I¹d love to see it continue,² says Wakeling. ³So, I¹m  asking fans around the world to sponsor me $10 or £5 UK by  visiting the link on the 2-Tone Central <http://www.2tonecentral.co.uk>  website to help develop the program even further.²    Already many  American fans who can¹t make the trail have sponsored Wakeling to the tune of almost $800, and the sponsorship money continues  to come in. ³We are thrilled to have Dave here in Coventry  and love the enthusiasm he has shown for both the 2-Tone Trail  and 2-Tone Central,² said Quinney. ³Many  of us in Coventry are lucky to have these sites on our doorstep  but for many people, visiting them is still a dream².    Sites to be visited along the way are Coventry University  (where The English Beat met The Specials founder Jerry Dammers  and signed to 2-Tone Records), Central  Library (once the site of Tiffany¹s  Nightclub where The English Beat once played) and 51  Albany Road (The Birthplace of 2-Tone). A stop-over  is also arranged in the recently re-opened Albany Pub  on Albany Road.    The sponsored 2-Tone Trail-Twist and Crawl, begins at 2-Tone  Central at 1:00pm, but you must have sponsorship to take part  in the Trail. Some lucky "Trailers" have been  promised a chance of attending the band¹s soundcheck at the  venue. ³I¹m excited to take this trip down memory lane  with friends new and old,² says Wakeling.    For more information, go to www.2tonecentral.co.uk <http://www.2tonecentral.co.uk> .      THE  ENGLISH BEAT  on Tour     Apr  23 Clapham Grand Theatre London, UK  Apr 30 2-Tone Central Coventry Univ.  Priory Street, UK  May 06 Wingfield Park Reno, NV  May 07 Bimbo¹s 365 Club San Francisco, CA  May 13 House of Blues Anaheim, CA  May 14 T. Boyle Tavern Pasadena, CA  May 20 T. Boyle Tavern Pasadena, CA   May 21 Brixton Redondo Beach, CA  May 27 Wiens Family Cellars Temecula, CA  May 28 Lake Arrowhead Resort (FREE) Lake Arrowhead, CA  Jun 10 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA  Jun 11 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA  Jun 18 Power House Pub Folsom, CA  Jul 8 Reed Keppler Park (FREE) W. Chicago,  IL    About The English Beat:  The English Beat's irresistible blend of ska, reggae,  and punk has made them undeniable stars throughout the last three  decades and, in fact, this year marks the 30th Anniversary of their  1980 debut I Just Can¹t Stop It. As a testament of their longetivity, their music has been heard  recently in Hot Tub Time Machine ("Save It  for Later"), Shrek Forever After ("Click Click"), television shows (TBS's Glory Daze),  and even in Target commercials ("Tenderness"  as their post-English Beat break up band, General Public). Among the other uber-memorable hits include  ³Mirror In The Bathroom², ³I Confess²,  "Doors of Your Heart", and "Tears  of a Clown" among many others.   www.myspace.com/officialbeatspace  www.twitter.com/EnglishBeatFans  www.facebook.com/EnglishBeatFans 
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