October 3, 2018 2.23 pm This story is over 61 months old

UB40 groovin’ into Lincoln next year

Tickets are on sale now

Drink some Red Red Wine and get ready for some Groovin’ as world-famous English reggae and pop band UB40 head to Lincoln next year as part of their 40th celebrations.

The band from Birmingham will perform at the Engine Shed on Tuesday, April 23 as part of their nationwide 40-date UK tour which begins in 2019.

Entry is from 7pm for ages 14 and over (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult) and tickets are priced at £41.25 (transaction free applicable), which can be purchased here.

UB40 named themselves after the unemployment benefit form and the original band featured Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue, who enjoyed success over 30 years until 2008.

The band continued the legacy using the same name of UB40 after 2008, which was made up of other founding members and new members.

UB40 released their first new studio album (and 19th in total) in five years in September 2018, which is entitled ‘For The Many’.

The band are also releasing two companion versions of ‘For The Many’ – a dub version as well as a collaboration version, featuring guest artists from all around the world.

Singer Duncan Campbell said: “After ten years of fronting UB40, for us to do an album of our own original material feels like this is the final hurdle for me.

“The album and its title reflect how UB40 are all in support of Jeremy Corbyn. Both of the songs I have written on the album also reflect this support of The Labour Party.

“We all feel this album is an album going back to what UB40 was all about. We are all excited for everybody to hear the album and looking forward to touring it.”