April 23, 2019 12.15 pm This story is over 55 months old

UB40 cancel Lincoln gig at last minute

They are hoping to reschedule to gig

UB40 have cancelled their Lincoln gig last minute after the lead singer lost his voice.

The British reggae and pop band were set to perform at the Engine Shed on Tuesday, April 23 as part of their 40th anniversary tour.

It’s not yet known when the Lincoln gig will be rescheduled, but people have been sending goodwill messages to the band.

UB40 tweeted: “It is with deep regret that tomorrow’s show in Lincoln at the Engine Shed is being rescheduled.

“This is due to a chest infection and loss of voice by the group’s singer and guitarist Robin Campbell following doctor’s advice.”

The Engine Shed has also apologised for any inconvenience caused by the cancellation.

Tickets were put up for sale at £41.25 (transaction fee applicable) back in October.

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’.