UB40

On tour: Yes

To celebrate their 40th anniversary UB40 are going on a big world tour. In 2019 they will be seen in numerous cities in the UK, the US and Europe. Tickets are easy to get online here. All facts worth knowing about UB40 can be found here.

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Upcoming UB40 concerts and events

Wednesday 18 September 2019, 18:30

UB40

Venue Tinley Park, United States, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
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Wednesday 18 September 2019, 18:30

UB40 featuring Ali and Astro & Shaggy 40TH Anniversary Tour

with UB40

Venue Chicago, United States, Aragon Ballroom
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Thursday 19 September 2019, 20:00

UB40

Venue Louisville, United States, Mercury Ballroom
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Friday 20 September 2019, 19:00

UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell and Astro

with UB40

Venue Tulsa, United States, Osage Casino
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Friday 20 September 2019, 20:00

UB40 40th Anniversary Tour

with UB40

Venue Waukegan, United States, Genesee Theatre
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Saturday 21 September 2019, 18:30

UB40

Venue Irving, United States, The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
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Saturday 21 September 2019, 18:30

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Venue Irving, United States, Pavilion at the Music Factory
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Sunday 22 September 2019, 18:30

UB40 featuring Ali and Astro & Shaggy 40TH Anniversary Tour

with UB40

Venue Houston, United States, Revention Music Center
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Sunday 22 September 2019, 20:00

UB40

Venue Montréal, Canada, L'Olympia
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Sunday 22 September 2019, 20:00

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Venue Montréal, Canada, Olympia Theater
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Monday 23 September 2019, 19:30

UB40

Venue Augusta, United States, Augusta Civic Center
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Monday 23 September 2019, 19:30

UB40

Venue Augusta, United States, Augusta Civic Center - Maine
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Monday 23 September 2019, 19:30

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Venue Augusta, United States, Augusta Civic Center-ME
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Tuesday 24 September 2019, 19:00

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Venue Buffalo, United States, Town Ballroom
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Thursday 26 September 2019, 20:00

UB40

Venue New York, United States, Sony Hall
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Saturday 28 September 2019, 20:00

UB40

Venue Schenectady, United States, Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady
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Saturday 05 October 2019, 19:00

UB40 (Rescheduled from 5/25)

with UB40

Venue Saratoga, United States, Mountain Winery
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Saturday 05 October 2019, 22:30

UB40

Venue Saratoga, United States, Mountain Winery
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Sunday 06 October 2019, 19:30

UB40

Venue Temecula, United States, Pechanga Casino
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Sunday 06 October 2019, 19:30

UB40

Venue Temecula, United States, Pechanga Entertainment Center
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Tuesday 08 October 2019, 19:00

UB40 - 40th Anniversary - 'For The Many' Tour

with UB40

Venue Brayford Pool, United Kingdom, Engine Shed
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Wednesday 09 October 2019, 19:00

UB40 - 40th Anniversary - 'For The Many' Tour

with UB40

Venue Liverpool, United Kingdom, Liverpool Olympia
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Wednesday 09 October 2019, 19:00

UB40

Venue Liverpool, United Kingdom, Eventim Olympia - Liverpool
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Wednesday 09 October 2019, 19:01

UB40

Venue Liverpool, United Kingdom, Eventim Olympia - Liverpool
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Sunday 13 October 2019, 20:00

UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour

with UB40

Venue Amsterdam, Netherlands, AFAS Live
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Sunday 13 October 2019, 20:00

UB40

Venue Amsterdam, Netherlands, AFAS Live (Heineken Music Hall)
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Tuesday 15 October 2019, 20:00

Fischer-Z

with UB40

Venue Hamburg, Germany, Markthalle
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Tuesday 15 October 2019, 20:00

UB40

Venue Hamburg, Germany, Markthalle Hamburg
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Thursday 17 October 2019, 20:00

UB40

Venue København, Denmark, Docken
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Thursday 17 October 2019, 20:00

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Venue København, Denmark, Kulturkajen Docken
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Friday 18 October 2019, 19:00

UB40

Venue Clermont-Ferrand, France, LE COSMO
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Friday 18 October 2019, 20:00

UB40

Venue Knebel, Denmark, Fuglsøcentret
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Friday 18 October 2019, 20:30

UB40

Venue Clermont-Ferrand, France, LE COSMO
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Saturday 19 October 2019, 18:00

UB40

Venue Göteborg, Sweden, Trädgår´n
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Tuesday 22 October 2019, 19:00

UB40

Venue Oslo, Norway, Rockefeller
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Friday 25 October 2019, 19:00

UB40

Venue Helsingborg, Sweden, Sundspärlan
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Saturday 26 October 2019, 18:00

UB40

Venue Karlstad, Sweden, NÖJESFABRIKEN
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Saturday 21 December 2019, 18:00

UB40

Venue Birmingham, United Kingdom, Birmingham Arena (Formerly Barclaycard Arena)
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Saturday 21 December 2019, 18:00

UB40 - Christmas Hometown Show

with UB40

Venue Birmingham, United Kingdom, Arena Birmingham
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About UB40

In 1978 the two brothers Robin and Alistar "Ali" Ian Campbell founded the band UB40 in Birmingham. They bought their first musical instruments from the compensation money they received in a bar after a brawl. The band's name is the abbreviation of the British Unemplyment Benefit Form 40.
Their first demo tape was played on the radio, after which they were invited by DJ John Peel to record in his studio. Shortly thereafter, UB40 went on tour in 1980 as a support band for the Pretenders and got a record deal with a small indie label. During their tour as support band they released their first single "Food for Thought" which promptly made it to number four in the English charts.
The debut album "Signing Off" topped this success and climbed to number two on the British album charts. UB40 were the first band that managed to unite reggae and indie rock in such a unique way.
After they separated from their label, UB40 released their second album "Labour of Love" which contains only cover versions, under their own label DEP International. The cover version of the Neil Diamond hit "Red Red Wine" rose to number one in the British charts and even made it into the charts in Germany.
The band, however, was not able to continue this success. They released six more albums but never reached more international attention. In 1988 UB40 played their hit "Red Red Wine" at a concert in honour of Nelson Mandela and decided to release it a second time. Again the song became a number one hit and also the following album "Labour of Love 2" sold very well.
Four years later the album "Promises and Lies" was released. The cover version of "Can't Help Falling in Love", a song by Elvis Presley, became a big hit and reached second place in the English charts. For the first time UB40 was also represented in the charts in the USA.
But also after this flight of fancy the band became quiet again. In 2008 Ali Campbell and Michael Virtue announced to leave the band. On the following tours the band performed with Duncan Campbell as singer and Tony Mullins as keyboarder. In 2011, the band members and their label officially filed for bankruptcy. In 2013 Terence "Astro" Oswald also left the band. The three dropouts got together again and founded the band UB40 anew. In 2018 Virtue left the band again. Ali and Astro are performing with an 8-piece reggae band on their big 2019 tour.
For their anniversary 2018 UB40 released the album "A Real Labour of Love"