The Specials have added further dates to their previously announced UK tour for April/May 2009 and over 45,000 tickets sold out this morning in just over an hour. The band, who are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their debut single ‘Gangsters’ are thrilled to announced 3 further Brixton Academy dates and extra shows in Glasgow and Manchester.
Responding to a statement Jerry Dammers has made to the press the band have responded: “We don’t agree with what Jerry has said, but we don’t want to talk about it, not least because it is in the hands of our lawyers. We are all very excited about the overwhelming support shown to us, and the rush to buy tickets would appear to prove that the fans are looking forward to joining us in these dancehalls across the country next year as much as we are looking forward to playing them.”
“nothing ever change” Do Nothing – The Specials
Live in 2009
22 April NEWCASTLE, Academy SOLD OUT
23 April SHEFFIELD, Academy SOLD OUT
25 April BIRMINGHAM, Academy SOLD OUT
26 April BIRMINGHAM, Academy SOLD OUT
28 April GLASGOW, Academy SOLD OUT
29 April GLASGOW, Academy 08444 999 990 – NEW DATE
3 May MANCHESTER, Apollo SOLD OUT
4 May MANCHESTER, Apollo SOLD OUT – NEW DATE
6 May LONDON, Brixton Academy SOLD OUT
7 May LONDON, Brixton Academy SOLD OUT
8 May LONDON, Brixton Academy SOLD OUT – NEW DATE
11 May LONDON, Brixton Academy 0844 477 2000 – NEW DATE
12 May LONDON, Brixton Academy 0844 477 2000 – NEW DATE
Tickets on sale now priced £32.50 in advance except London £35.
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