Brummie legends back n the road
Dave Wakeling – the songwriter and lead-singer of The Beat – returns to the UK this September for a full UK tour, where he will be showcasing material for a brand new album, due for release in 2017.
The singer, songwriter and guitarist behind the biggest 1980’s 2-Tone Band, The Beat, known in the US as The English Beat, Dave Wakeling is the consummate showman, touring the world with an all-star line-up, performing all the hits of The Beat, General Public and a host of new songs.
The English Beat will play an extensive run of UK dates including shows in Liverpool, Newcastle, Cardiff, and London, and Dave’s hometown and the birthplace of many Beat lyrics and classics, Birmingham.
Fans will be pleased to hear that the band have been busy in the studio working on their first NEW album in 30 years ‘Here We Go Love’ due for release in February 2017.
With a unique energy, pure melody, passion and politics, it’s impossible to forget the genius of UK Top 10 singles, ‘Mirror in the Bathroom’, ‘Hands Off She’s Mine’ and ‘Too Nice To Talk To’, before The Beat disbanded in 1983.
“I am very excited to be coming back to the UK to play shows and to get to introduce the songs from our up- coming new album. We have been in summer training, with shows with ub40, b52’s, culture club and train, and the band is in tip top form and ready to rock, steady!” Dave Wakeling
SEPTEMBER TOUR DATES:
Friday 16th September – Concorde 2, Brighton Saturday 17th September – Skabour Festival, Folkstone Sunday 18th September – The Forum, Tunbridge Wells Tuesday 20th September – Fibbers, York Wednesday 21st September – The Magnet, Liverpool Thursday 22nd September – 53 Degrees, Preston Friday 23rd September – Robin 2, Wolverhampton Saturday 24th September – The Windsor, Fife Sunday 25th September – Volunteer Hall, Galashiels Tuesday 27th September – Think Tank, Newcastle Wednesday 28th September – Trades Club, Hebden Bridge Thursday 29th September – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff Friday 30th September – Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes
OCTOBER TOUR DATES:
Saturday 1st October – Birmingham O2 Institute, Birmingham Monday 3rd October – Ruby Lounge, Manchester Tuesday 4th October – Komedia, Bath Wednesday 5th October – Rescue Room, Nottingham Friday 7th October – The Zone Night Club, Redruth Saturday 8th October – The Garage, London