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We are Ali Campbell, the legendary voice and principal songwriter of UB40, reunited with vocalist/ percussionist/trumpeter Astro and keyboard player Mickey, all of us founding members of the original UB40. Ali and Mickey left the band in 2008 and were reunited with Astro when he left too in 2013.

The original line-up of UB40 with Ali, Astro and Mickey enjoyed huge success over a period of 30 years from 1978 until 2008, including number 1 album Labour of Love and multiple top 10, gold and platinum selling albums and Grammy nominations.

We would not want anyone to confuse Ali, Astro and Mickey's band with the band that carried on using the name UB40 after 2008 made up of other founding members and new members they tried to replace us with in their attempt to trade off the reflected glory of the success of the original line-up.

Only with Ali Campbell, the legendary voice of UB40, reunited with Astro and Mickey can audiences get to experience the closest thing to the sound of the hugely successful original line-up of UB40 as all the hits are played. They can also get to hear these three founding members' and UK reggae pioneers' latest take on the genre.


When vocalist Astro rejoined forces with Ali Campbell and keyboard player Mickey Virtue, the spirit of their old band UB40 was never going to be far from the surface. All three were founding members of the iconic Birmingham reggae troupe who topped the UK singles chart on three occasions and sold 70 million records as they took their smooth yet rootsy musical blend to all corners of the globe. Recorded in London's renowned RAK Studios Silhouette plays unashamedly to the trio's strengths. The album is an inspired mix of freshly-minted new songs and sparkling, reggaefied cover versions of classics by The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Chi-Lites and others. Ali's voice remains as strong as ever - rich, melodic and instantly recognisable. With the redoubtable Astro lending strong vocal support and Mickey's keyboards to the fore in a new band that includes a three-piece horn section, their lithe but potent sound should delight fans old and new. The brand new album ‘Silhouette’ is out now on Cooking Vinyl.

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Iconic UK reggae/pop ensemble UB40 feat Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue have confirmed their first extensive North American tour in eight years. The band’s principle songwriter and venerable vocalist Ali Campbell, will be joined by exceedingly talented percussionist/trumpeter/vocalist Astro and outstanding keyboardist Mickey Virtue, all of whom are founding members of the original UB40. The trio (along with their seven-piece band) are about to embark on a flurry of concert dates in Europe and will kick off their North American run on September 19 in Chicago before hitting major markets all over the US including New York City, Washington, DC, San Diego and Dallas. Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, March 20th.

VIP Meet & Greet Packages For North America Now On Sale!

US & Canada! It's been a while, so we'd like to come and say hello to you properly. VIP Meet & Greet Packages are now on sale for all dates on our North American tour! The package includes:

  • One general admission or premium reserved ticket
  • VIP early entry into the venue
  • Exclusive meet & greet with UB40
  • Personal photograph with UB40
  • Autographed 8x10 photo
  • Autographed CD copy of UB40’s new album: UB40 Greatest Hits - Live
  • Specially designed tour shirt (exclusive to VIP package only)
  • Official meet & greet laminate
  • Limited availability
  • For more information, click here. See you soon! #WeAreUB40



    Sunday 16th February 2014 Eko Hotel Convention Centre, Adetokunbo, Nigeria
    Thursday 3rd April 2014 The Aviation Club, Dubai SOLD OUT
    Friday 4th April 2014 Val De Vie Wine Estate, Paarl, South Africa
    Saturday 5th April 2014 Emmarentia Botanical Gardens, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Wednesday 9th April 2014 KL Live, Kuala Lumpur
    Friday 11th April 2014 Airways Hotel, Port Moresby
    Saturday 12th April 2014 Lamana Hotel, Port Moresby
    Sunday 27th April 2014 Benidorm Palace
    Wednesday 30th April 2014 Semana Academica de Averio, Portugal
    Sunday 25th May 2014 Bearded Theory, Derbyshire
    Friday 6th June 2014 Kivenlahti Rock, Finland
    Saturday 7th June 2014 Burghley House, Lincolnshire UK
    Sunday 8th June 2014 Plaza del Consell, Andorra
    Saturday 14th June 2014 Flashback Festival, Nostell Priory, Wakefield, UK
    Sunday 15th June 2014 Party By The Seaside, Paignton, Devon
    Saturday 21st June 2014 Hatfield House, UK
    Saturday 5th July 2014 Stadtwerke Festival, Potsdam, Germany SOLD OUT
    Friday 11th July 2014 Festa Do Chicharo, Sao Miguel, Azores
    Friday 18th July 2014 Rochester Castle Concerts, Rochester, Kent SOLD OUT
    Sunday 20th July 2014 Brentwood Festival, Essex, UK Tickets
    Friday 25th July 2014 Newmarket Racecourse, UK
    Saturday 26th July 2014 Leicester Music Festival, UK
    Thursday 31st July 2014 Vilar De Mouros Festival, Portugal
    Sunday 3rd August 2014 Kaliningrad City Jazz Festival, Russia
    Saturday 9th August 2014 Reggae Sundance Festival, Liempde, Netherlands *Ali and Astro only*
    Sunday 24th August 2014 Vosterfeeston, Bree, Belgium
    Tuesday 26th August 2014 Sommermusik Schloss Rheydt, Monchengladbach, Germany
    Friday 12th September 2014 Live at Heartlands, Cornwall
    Friday 19th September 2014 Harpa Eldborg Hall, Rekjavik, Iceland SOLD OUT
    Saturday 20th September 2014 Pisart Festival, Holland
    Saturday 4th October 2014 Simple Life Festival, Shanghai
    Wednesday 22nd October 2014 Olympia, Dublin SOLD OUT
    Thursday 23rd October 2014 Limelight, Belfast
    Monday 10th November 2014 Melkweg, Netherlands SOLD OUT
    Tuesday 11th November 2014 013, Tilburg, Holland Tickets SOLD OUT
    Wednesday 12th November 2014 De Oosterpoort, Groningen, Holland SOLD OUT
    Friday 5th December 2014 Red Hill Venue, Perth
    Sunday 7th December 2014 Riverstage, Brisbane
    Tuesday 9th December 2014 Enmore Theatre, Sydney SOLD OUT
    Thursday 11th December 2014 Palais Theatre, Melbourne
    Saturday 13th December 2014 Ragamuffin, Auckland, New Zealand
    Thursday 18th December 2014 O2 ABC – Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    Friday 19th December 2014 Birmingham O2 Academy, UK SOLD OUT
    Saturday 20th December 2014 London IndigO2, UK SOLD OUT
    Sunday 21st December 2014 Manchester Academy, UK SOLD OUT
    Thursday 15th January 2015 Hull City Hall, UK SOLD OUT
    Friday 16th January 2015 Hull City Hall, UK SOLD OUT
    Saturday 17th January 2015 TFM Soundworks, Middlesbrough
    Thursday 9th April 2015 Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
    Friday 10th April 2015 Prince Regent, Ipswich
    Sunday 12th April 2015 Bournemouth Solent Hall, Bournemouth
    Tuesday 14th April 2015 Colston Hall, Bristol
    Wednesday 15th April 2015 St David’s Hall, Cardiff
    Friday 17th April 2015 Birmingham NIA, UK
    Album + ticket bundles available
    Saturday 18th April 2015 London Brixton Academy , UK
    Album + ticket bundles available
    Monday 20th April 2015 City Hall, Sheffield
    Tuesday 21st April 2015 Utrecht, Netherlands
    Friday 22nd May 2015 Festival KulturPur, Hilchenbach, Germany
    Saturday 30th May 2015 Wychwood Festival, Cheltenham Racecourse
    11th-14th June 2015 Isle Of Wight Festival, UK
    Friday 20th June 2015 Life Festival Oswiecim, Poland
    Saturday 27th June 2015 A Night At The Park, The Hague, Netherlands
    Saturday 11th July 2015 Kew The Music (Kew Gardens)
    Sunday 12th July 2015 Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, Langollen
    Saturday 18th July 2015 Millennium Square, Leeds
    Sunday 26th July 2015 Bellinzona Beatles Days, Switzerland
    Thursday 30th July 2015 Bloemendaal aan Zee, Netherlands
    Friday 31st July 2015 Dicky Woodstock, Steenwijk, Holland
    Sunday 2nd August 2015 Bedford Park, Bedford UK
    Friday 7th August 2015 Royal Highland Showground, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Friday 14th August 2015 Scarborough Open Air Festival
    Saturday 15th August 2015 Huntenpop, DRU Park ULFT, Netherlands
    Friday 21st August 2015 Maimarktgelände, MANNHEIM, Germany
    Saturday 22nd August 2015 Zeltfestival Ruhr, BOCHUM, Germany
    Sunday 23rd August 2015 Huzley's Neue Welt, BERLIN, Germany
    Tuesday 25th August 2015 Klub Stodola, Warsaw, Poland
    Saturday 19th September 2015 Concord Music Hall, Chicago, IL
    Sunday 20th September 2015 Hard Rock Live, Northfield, OH
    Tuesday 22nd September 2015 Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland, Kansas City, MO
    Friday 25th September 2015 Casino Regina, Regina, SK
    Monday 28th September 2015 Cowboys Dance Hall, Calgary, AB
    Thursday 1st October 2015 Commodore Ballroom, Vancourver, BC
    Friday 2nd October 2015 Mount Baker Theatre, Bellingham, WA
    Monday 5th October 2015 The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
    Wednesday 7th October 2015 Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA
    Friday 9th October 2015 Gallo Center for the Arts, Modesto, CA
    Saturday 10th October 2015 Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, Cerritos, CA
    Sunday 11th October 2015 Humphrey's, San Diego, CA
    Thursday 15th October 2015 Fox Tucson Theatre, Tucson, AZ
    Friday 16th October 2015 The Joint, Las Vegas, NV
    Saturday 17th October 2015 Belly Up Aspen, Aspen, CO
    Monday 19th October 2015 Majestic, Dallas, TX
    Tuesday 20th October 2015 Long Center, Austin, TX
    Wednesday 21st October 2015 Tobin Center, San Antonio, TX
    Friday 23rd October 2015 The Mahaffey, St. Petersburg, FL
    Saturday 24th October 2015 Broward Center - AuRene Theater, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Monday 26th October 2015 The Carolina Theatre, Durham, NC
    Tuesday 27th October 2015 09:30, Washington, DC
    Wednesday 28th October 2015 Webster Hall, New York, NY
    Friday 30th October 2015 Foxwoods, Mashantucket, CT


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