UB40 are a British pop and reggae from Birmingham, currently consisting of Jimmy Brown, Duncan Campbell, Robin Campbell, Earl Falconer, Norman Hassan, Martin Meredith, Tony Mullings, Laurence Parry & Brian Travers. The band's name comes from the tax code on an unemployment form!
Formed in 1978, the band have released 18 albums, including their debut album, ’Signing Off’, released in 1980, which hit #2 in the UK Albums Chart, as well as their fourth album, ‘Labour of Love’, which hit the top spot in 1983, and #8 in the Billboard Hot 200, and included the track Red Red Wine and ‘Promises and Lies’, with the single Can't Help Falling in Love, which hit #1 in both the UK and USA in 1993. The band’s last release ‘Getting Over the Storm’ was released in 2013 and hit #29 in the UK Albums Chart.
In 2008, frontman Ali Campbell left the band, followed by keyboardist Mickey Virtue and Astro in 2013, who are now part of the group UB40 with Ali, Astro and Mickey.
UB40 played outdoor shows in the summer of 2017, and continue to tour the UK in December 2017 as part of their Cities and Towns Tour. In 2018, UB40 have will perform a 40th anniversary summer show at London' Royal Albert Hall. Catch them live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.
Saw the band in quex park couple of years ago. What a day! Kicked off with Asward performing then UB40 came on stage, the crowed erupted, they sang everything from Red Red Wine to Lonely Girl Dogs and Alians were the only things to understand me the next day voice lost but didnt care so worth it. Even Maxi Priest, who came on for a couple of songs, was the icing on the cake. Going to see them again - Folkestone next year cant wait x