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The Specials Push Back Release Of New Album 'Protest Songs – 1924 -2012' To October

Tuesday, 31 August 2021 Written by Jon Stickler

The Specials have slightly delayed the release of their new album.

'Protest Songs – 1924-2012' will now arrive on October 1 via their new label home at Island Records, so it can be released on vinyl at the same time as other formats. The band confirmed the move with a post on social media:

"In order to get everyone their vinyl on release date we’ve had to move the release of ‘Protest Songs 1924-2012’ back a week to October 1st."

Comprising 12 reinterpretations of protest songs by artists such as Talking Heads, Bob Marley, Leonard Cohen, and Frank Zappa, the follow-up to 2019's 'Encore' was recorded in West London back in May with regular bandmates Nikolaj Torp Larsen on keyboards, Kenrick Rowe on drums and Steve Cradock on guitar. 

The Specials teased the LP earlier in August with their version of Freedom Highway, a rock 'n'roll song originally penned by the Staple Singers.

They recently kicked off a UK tour in support of the record. Head below to check out the upcoming dates and ticket details.

The Specials Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Tue August 31 2021 - BRISTOL O2 Academy Bristol
Thu September 02 2021 - PLYMOUTH Plymouth Pavilions
Fri September 03 2021 - BOURNEMOUTH Windsor Hall (BIC)
Sat September 04 2021 - BRIGHTON Centre
Mon September 06 2021 - GLASGOW Barrowland
Tue September 07 2021 - EDINBURGH Usher Hall
Thu September 09 2021 - MANCHESTER O2 Victoria Warehouse
Fri September 10 2021 - CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Sat September 11 2021 - COVENTRY Coventry Building Society Arena
Mon September 13 2021 - HULL Bonus Arena
Tue September 14 2021 - BLACKPOOL Empress Ballroom
Thu September 16 2021 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy Birmingham
Fri September 17 2021 - NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena
Sat September 18 2021 - DONCASTER Dome
Mon September 20 2021 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE O2 City Hall
Tue September 21 2021 - READING Rivermead Leisure Complex
Thu September 23 2021 - LONDON Roundhouse
Fri September 24 2021 - LONDON Roundhouse
Sat September 25 2021 - LONDON Troxy
Sat July 02 2022 - DUBLIN Trinity College

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