Hot on the heels of a secret surprise live show ahead of the Commonwealth Games coming to England for the first time in twenty years, iconic reggae band UB40 will be taking to the road this spring for their highly anticipated Bigga Baggariddim Tour. The mammoth 19-date tour will see the band visit all corners of the UK from 4th May to 1st June 2022.

The Bigga Baggariddim Tour, a must-attend event for any UB40 lover, will not only see new member Matt Doyle make his UB40 touring debut, but it is also set to feature the live premiere of brand-new track Champion, which the band has written for new multi-artist album On Record as part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival ahead of the Commonwealth Games later this year. On Record, commissioned and produced by Birmingham Music Archive, will feature eleven original songs exclusively written and recorded by new and established city music talent.

As fans have come to expect, the tour promises to be a true UB40 fest; a celebration of the band’s timeless classics and fan favourites, alongside their latest material. Audiences will be treated to a set list packed with incredible hits, such as Food For Thought, Kingston Town, (I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You and Red, Red Wine, amongst many others.

Founder members Robin Campbell, James Brown, Earl Falconer, Norman Hassan, long-time members Martin Meredith, Laurence Parry along with Tony Mullings, Ian Thompson and new member Matt Doyle, who was announced as the band’s new lead singer in 2021 following Duncan Campbell’s retirement, will kick off the tour in Brighton on 4th May 2022. UB40’s long-awaited return to the road will then see the band travel across the UK, visiting Aberdeen, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hull, Liverpool, Manchester, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Stockton and Stoke.

Robin Campbell, guitarist and vocalist says; “We’re so excited to finally be going back on the road and feel the vibe and love of a live crowd, and for all the UB40 fans to meet Matt as well. They can expect a phenomenal show. We’ll be sure to bring the party.”

Since forming in 1978, UB40 have transcended their working-class origins to become the most successful reggae band in the world, selling more than a hundred million records worldwide and releasing more than fifty UK hit singles, including three number one’s; (I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You, Red Red Wine, as well as Baggariddim’s I Got You Babe Ft. Chrissie Hynde, making UB40 one of the most successful British groups of all time.

TOUR DATES 2022

May

Date Venue
Wed 4th The Brighton Centre
Sat 7th Empress Ballroom Blackpool
Sun 8th O2 Apollo Manchester
Tue 10th Pavilions Plymouth
Wed 11th Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Fri 13th Guildhall Portsmouth
Sat 14th UEA Norwich
Sun 15th Victoria Hall Stoke
Tue 17th Eventim Olympia Liverpool
Wed 18th Rock City Nottingham
Fri 20th Royal & Derngate Northampton
Sat 21st Centaur Cheltenham
Mon 23rd Bonus Arena Hull
Wed 25th Usher Hall Edinburgh
Thu 26th Barrowland Glasgow
Fri 27th Music Hall Aberdeen
Sun 29th The Globe Stockton
Tue 31st O2 Academy Bournemouth

June

Date Venue
Wed 1st O2 Academy Bristol

Tickets are now on sale

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