Shows sold out in record-breaking time when the and returned to the live stage in 2009 for their 30th anniversary tour and demand is expected to be similarly fervent when tickets go on sale for the 2011 shows on December 3 at 9am.
Last year’s return earned amazing reactions from fans new and old as Terry Hall, Lynval Golding, Neville Staple, Roddy Byers, Horace Panter and John Bradbury reunited on stage to perform classic hits such as Ghost Town and Do The Dog.
The band toured the world following these dates, performing in 13 European countries, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan . They played several festivals including a memorable Glastonbury appearance, Coachella in California and live TV appearances including Letterman in the US & Jools Holland’s Later and a joyous homecoming celebration at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.
The band will once again perform at the Ricoh Arena on October 29, the penultimate date of the tour ahead of an appearance at London’s Alexandra Palace on November 3.
The UK tour kicks off in Wolverhampton on October 11 and 12.
FULL TOUR DATES:
15 September AMSTERDAM, Paradiso
16 September COPENHAGEN, Vega
18 September STOCKHOLM, Circus
19 September BERLIN, Astra
21 September MUNICH, Backstage
22 September MILAN, Alcatraz
24 September COLOGNE, E Werk
25 September HAMBURG, Grosse Freiheit
27 September PARIS, Olympia
28 September BRUSSELS, Ancienne Belgique
11 October WOLVERHAMPTON, Civic Hall
12 October WOLVERHAMPTON, Civic Hall
14 October MANCHESTER, Apollo
16 October HULL, Arena
18 October GLASGOW, SECC
21 October NOTTINGHAM, Arena
23 October PLYMOUTH, Pavilions
24 October CHELTENHAM, Racecourse
25 October BRIGHTON, Centre
27 October BOURNEMOUTH, International Centre
28 October CARDIFF, International Arena
29 October COVENTRY, Ricoh Arena
3 November LONDON, Alexandra Palace
Tickets went on sale 3rd December, priced £35 in advance for all UK shows (please check www.thespecials.com for other dates).