The Specials, one of the most electrifying, influential and important bands of all time have announced a thirty one date European and UK tour in support of their just announced brand new album, Encore. Encore, The Specials first new music for 37 years, is now available via UMC /Island Records. 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of The Specials and the legendary Two-Tone label in Coventry in 1979, and also marks ten years since the band reformed to play some of the most vital and joyous live shows in recent memory.

The ten song Encore was produced by Specials founding members Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Horace Panter alongside Danish musician andproducer Torp Larsen and indeed is the first time Hall, Golding and Panter have recorded new material together since the band’s 1981 number one single Ghost Town.



Date Venue
Thu 11th Olympia Theatre Dublin
Fri 12th Olympia Theatre Dublin
Sat 13th Olympia Theatre Dublin
Mon 15th O2 Academy Bournemouth
Tue 16th Guildhall Portsmouth
Wed 17th The Dome Brighton
Fri 19th Pavilions Plymouth
Sat 20th Great Hall Exeter
Sun 21st Uni Great Hall Cardiff
Tue 23rd King George’s Hall Blackburn
Wed 24th De Montfort Hall Leicester
Fri 26th O2 Academy Birmingham
Sat 27th Olympia Liverpool
Sun 28th Manchester Academy
Tue 30th O2 Academy Leeds


Date Venue
Wed 1st Sands Centre Carlisle
Thu 2nd Barrowland Glasgow
Sat 4th O2 Academy Newcastle
Sun 5th Town Hall Middlesbrough
Mon 6th Spa Grand Hall Scarborough
Wed 8th The Baths Hall Scunthorpe
Thu 9th Barbican York
Fri 10th O2 Academy Sheffield
Sun 12th Corn Exchange Cambridge
Mon 13th Cliff Pavilion Southend
Tue 14th Winter Gardens Margate
Thu 16th O2 Academy Brixton London
Fri 17th O2 Academy Brixton London
Sat 18th O2 Forum Kentish Town London


Date Venue
Wed 10th Cathedral Ruins Coventry
Thu 11th Cathedral Ruins Coventry
Fri 12th Cathedral Ruins Coventry

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