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The Specials Share Lead Single Vote For Me From Upcoming Comeback Album 'Encore'

Tuesday, 04 December 2018 Written by Jon Stickler

The Specials have released the lead single from their upcoming LP, 'Encore'.

Vote For Me finds the 2-Tone ska icons slating elected officials and marks the band's first song featuring Terry Hall on vocals since their 1981 hit, Ghost Town.   

With 'Encore' set to arrive on February 1 through UMC, the album will be the band's first collection of original material since 1988's 'Guilty 'til Proved Innocent!'. The Specials founding members Horace Painter and Lynval Golding also feature on the record. 

The project also includes covers of the Equals' Black Skinned Blue-Eyed Boys and the Valentines' Blam Blam Fever. The CD edition comes with a bonus disc featuring 11 live tracks from the Specials performances between 2014 and 2016.

The band will support the release with an extensive UK and Ireland tour in spring. Tickets are on sale now.

The Specials Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Thu April 11 2019 - DUBLIN Olympia Theatre
Fri April 12 2019 - DUBLIN Olympia Theatre
Sat April 13 2019 - DUBLIN Olympia Theatre
Mon April 15 2019 - BOURNEMOUTH O2 Academy Bournemouth
Tue April 16 2019 - PORTSMOUTH Portsmouth Guildhall
Wed April 17 2019 - BRIGHTON Brighton Dome
Fri April 19 2019 - PLYMOUTH Plymouth Pavilions
Sat April 20 2019 - EXETER Great Hall, Exeter
Sun April 21 2019 - CARDIFF Cardiff University Students Union
Tue April 23 2019 - BLACKBURN King George's Hall
Wed April 24 2019 - LEICESTER De Montfort Hall
Fri April 26 2019 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy Birmingham
Sat April 27 2019 - LIVERPOOL Eventim Olympia
Sun April 28 2019 - MANCHESTER Manchester Academy
Tue April 30 2019 - LEEDS O2 Academy Leeds
Wed May 01 2019 - CARLISLE Carlisle Sands Centre
Thu May 02 2019 - GLASGOW Barrowland
Sat May 04 2019 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE O2 Academy Newcastle
Sun May 05 2019 - MIDDLESBROUGH Town Hall
Mon May 06 2019 - SCARBOROUGH Scarborough Spa Grand Hall
Wed May 08 2019 - SCUNTHORPE Baths Hall
Thu May 09 2019 - YORK York Barbican
Fri May 10 2019 - SHEFFIELD O2 Academy Sheffield
Sun May 12 2019 - CAMBRIDGE Cambridge Corn Exchange
Mon May 13 2019 - SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion
Tue May 14 2019 - MARGATE Margate Winter Gardens
Thu May 16 2019 - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Fri May 17 2019 - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton

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