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LHG Live and Live Promotions are delighted to announce that Holkham Hall in north Norfolk will host UB40 on Sunday 27 August 2017 as part of the band’s summer Grandslam UK Tour. UB40 - featuring original members Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue with a fantastic eight-piece band, will be bringing their inimitable blend of reggae and pop greatest hits to the forefront of the summer calendar at one of England’s grandest stately homes.
The UB40 Grandslam Tour will run from Friday 19 May throughout the summer in diverse venues all over the UK, finishing with the newly announced concert at Holkham Hall on Sunday 27 August. Each of these shows promises concertgoers a first-hand experience of an outdoor event, with the addition of a real festival vibe; the result of the unique Grandslam format of the tour.
Ali Campbell of UB40 said, “These are great new venues for us and we can’t wait to play this Grandslam Tour. See you there. Big Love!”
Support Artists for UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue at Holkham Hall, north Norfolk will be announced shortly.
UB40 have released hit after hit since they formed in 1979, achieving four UK Number Ones (Red, Red Wine, Baby Come Back ft Pato Banton, I Got You Babe, ft. Chrissie Hynde and I Can’t Help Falling In Love with You) not to mention 17 Top 10 tracks (including One In Ten, If It Happens Again, Breakfast in Bed, Kingston
Town and Homely Girl) and a constant stream of singles over the decades, each of which continue to delight fans.
The release of their brand new Unplugged album in November 2016 presented an inventive new spin on UB40’s early gems plus the huge hits with which they later wooed the world, underlining UB40 - featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey – as one of the most iconic Reggae bands to hail from the UK.
Since reuniting three years ago, Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue have developed into a formidable touring outfit. 2016 has seen them return to the States, play Australia and visit the vineyards of New Zealand for a Red Red Winery Tour. They also made an emotional return to UK in April 2016, when they performed songs from the first two Labour Of Love albums on an arena tour that included sell-out shows at London’s O2 Arena, the Brighton Centre and the Barclaycard Arena in their native Birmingham.
The Grandslam UK Tour presents an excellent opportunity to see UB40 – featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue - at their best as they bring their enthusiasm, passion and winning combination of chilled and upbeat tracks to the centre stage.