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The Specials confirm weekend gigs will go ahead

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The Specials have confirmed that their three outdoor shows with Toots and the Maytals will go ahead as planned this weekend. Paying tribute to those affected by the suicide bomber who killed 22 people and injured scores of others on Monday the band released a statement saying security would be high at all venues. The Specials play Birmingham on Friday, Leeds on Saturday and Hatfield on...

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Terry Hall interviewed about 2017 Specials live dates

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Terry Hall interviewed about 2017 Specials live dates

Specials singer Terry Hall has been interviewed in the entertainment section of some West Midlands newspapers ahead of the band’s three dates performing with Toots and the Maytals. Talking about the date at the NEC in Birmingham (on May 26), Terry said: “I’m looking forward to it because it’s near where I grew up and Birmingham and Coventry are areas I know really well. I spent a lot of my youth in Birmingham and it’s always been difficult finding the right venue, in Coventry. So when this NEC thing was added we were pleased. It’s an outdoor thing, so it should be good fun. I’m not sure where at the NEC we play. It’s outdoors. I don’t know where. The car park?” Terry added that he has been writing for the past few years but is unsure what will happen with the body of work he has produced. “I’m painting and I’ve been collecting that work. I’ve also been writing for four or five years and there’s a body of work. I might make another album or turn it into a book, I don’t know. It’s enjoyable because there’s no pressure to. “There’ll be a time for a solo record or something. But I’ve been really happy being part of The Specials again.” The Specials play three outdoor gigs over the May bank holiday weekend. You can read the full Terry Hall interview...

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Terry Hall and Dub Pistols set for London date

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Terry Hall and Dub Pistols set for London date

*Terry Hall is now no longer DJing at this event* TERRY Hall will take to the decks and perform a DJ set at the legendary 100 Club in London in April. The Specials singer will be spinning some of his favourite tunes ahead of  live sets from Millie Manders and The Shutup and headliners Dub Pistols at the iconic Oxford Street venue on Thursday, April 27. The gig has been organised by Tonic Music for Mental Health, of which Terry is patron. It is not yet known whether Terry Hall will join the Dub Pistols on stage for a couple of songs. They have performed together on previous occasions, the last time in October 2013 when they sang the Fun Boy Three’s Our Lips Are Sealed and The Specials’ hit, Gangsters. Buy tickets for the 100 Club...

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The Specials’ 2017 tour dates in full

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The Specials’ 2017 tour dates in full

The Specials have announced 2017 tour dates for the UK, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the US. Australian dates for the band, led by singer Terry Hall, are Metro City, Perth, on Tuesday, March 7, Enmore Theatre, Sydney, on Thursday, March 9, Melbourne Zoo on Saturday, March 11 and The Tivoli, Brisbane, on Wednesday, March 15. They headline the Womad Festival in New Zealand, held between March 17 and 19. The Specials then travel to Japan for to perform concerts at Osaka Zepp Namba on Tuesday, March 21, Aich Zepp Nagoya on Wednesday, March 22, Tokyo Zepp Tokyo on Thursday, March 23 and Tokyo Shinkiba Studio Coast on Friday, March 24. They play in England with Toots And The Maytals at The NEC, Birmingham on May 26, Millennium Square in Leeds on May 27 and The Forum in Hertfordshire on May 28. The Specials then travel to Canada and the US for (some venues to be announced) Toronto on June 6 and 7, New York Brooklyn Steel on June 9, Asbury Park, New Jersey on June 10, Portland on June 12, Seattle on June 13, San Diego on June 16, Saratoga on June 17 and Los Angeles on June 18 The Specials 2017 tour dates list: The Specials Australia and New Zealand tour dates 2017: March 7: Metro City, Perth March 9: Enmore Theatre, Sydney March 11: Melbourne Zoo March 15: The Tivoli, Brisbane March 17-19: Womad Festival, New Zealand The Specials Japan tour dates 2017: March 21: Osaka Zepp Namba, Japan March 22: Aich Zepp Nagoya, Japan March 23: Tokyo Zepp Tokyo, Japan March 24: Tokyo Shinkiba Studio Coast, Japan The Specials 2017 UK tour dates: May 26: The NEC, Birmingham May 27: Millennium Square, Leeds May 28: The Forum, Hertfordshire August 10-14: Boomtown Fair, Winchester The Specials Canada and the US tour dates 2017: June 6/7: Toronto June 9: Brooklyn Steel, New York June 10: Asbury Park, New Jersey June 12: Portland June 13: Seattle June 16: San Diego June 17: Saratoga June 18: Los Angeles The press: 2017 tour dates Music Week NME.com Hit The Floor Magazine Birmingham Mail Times 24 Coventry Telegraph St Albans and Harpenden...

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The Specials announce major 2017 dates with Toots And The Maytals

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The Specials announce major 2017 dates with Toots And The Maytals

The Specials have announced three big dates with reggae legends Toots And The Maytals for 2017. They will play Birmingham’s NEC, Leeds’ Millennium Square and the Forum in Hatfield, Hertfordshire on May 26, 27 and 28 respectively and it will mark the first time the two music giants have shared the same stage. Specials’ frontman Terry Hall said: “In all this time, we have never been fortunate enough to play on the same stage as Toots & The Maytals. “What a great bill – I’m definitely there.” Further acts are to be announced in the coming months. Tickets are on general sale at 9am on November 16. Tickets available from seetickets.com or lunatickets.co.uk Press coverage of The Specials and Toots And The Maytals: NME.com Birmingham Mail Borehamwood Times Times 24 Coventry Telegraph Express and Star...

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The Specials honour former band members on current UK tour

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The Specials honour former band members on current UK tour

The Specials have paid tribute in song to former band members John ‘Brad’ Bradbury and Rico Rodriguez on their current UK tour. The band are performing We have All The Time in The World while Lynval takes up mic duties on a cover of Bob Marley’s Redemption Song, a song he sang at Brad’s funeral. At their Rock City gig in Nottingham, Lynval finished Redemption Song by raising his arms and calling out the names of his two former band members. On Facebook, Golding’s daughter Michelle said: “Lynval said that when they were thinking about how to pay tribute to their lost brother, Terry suggested ‘We Have All The Time In The World’. Lynval instantly thought it was a beautiful way to think of Brad and said it feels incredibly uplifting to perform it in the encore.” Michelle added: “Lynval sang Redemption at Brads funeral and when Ispoke to him this week he thought it would be really emotional for him to do live but was determined to honour Brad. Its been one hell of an emotional journey losing Brad this year.” The Specials – We Have All The Time in The World The Specials – Redemption Song Footage filmed at Rock City, Nottingham. The Specials 2016 UK tour press… Nottingham Rock City review Nottingham Rock City in pictures Liverpool Olympia review and pics The Specials 2016 tour dates are: October: 19 – Nottingham Rock City 22 – Sheffield O2 Academy 23 – The Baths Hall Scunthorpe 25 – Glasgow 02 Academy 26 – The Alhambra, Dumferline 27 – Blackpool Empress Ballroom 29 – Liverpool Olympia 31 – Llandudno Venue Cymru November: 01 – York Barbican 03 – Leicester De Montfort Hall 04 – Wolverhampton Civic Hall 05 – Exeter University Great Hall 07 – Southampton O2 Guildhall 08 – Reading Rivermead Centre 11 – Cambridge Corn Exchange 12 – Southend Cliffs Pavilion 13 – Eastbourne Winter Gardens 15 – London Troxy 16 – London...

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Video: Terry Hall and Tim Burgess in conversation

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Video: Terry Hall and Tim Burgess in conversation

TERRY Hall and Tim Burgess of The Charlatans have been filmed in conversation by iconic clothing giant Fred Perry. The recording took place at the Dot to Dot Festival in Nottingham and the two singers talk music, fashion and growing up listening to music. Terry Hall also answered a question and answer session and supplied his own musical playlist. Read Terry’s Q&A and playlist and watch the video...

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Terry Hall on the 2016 UK Specials tour

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Terry Hall on the 2016 UK Specials tour

The Specials complete their successful US tour in Las Vegas tonight before returning home and preparing for their 2016 UK tour. Starting in Nottingham on October 19, the UK tour ends after a two-night run at London’s Troxy  on November 16 after taking in Newcastle, Sheffield, Scunthorpe, Glasgow, Dumferline, Blackpool, Liverpool, Llandudno, York, Leicester, Wolverhampton, Exeter, Southampton, Reading, Norwich, Cambridge, Southend and Eastbourne. Support comes from General Roots and it’s also been revealed Rhoda Dakar from 2-Tone band The Bodysnatchers will be guest DJ on all dates. In February, singer Terry Hall spoke to Matt Everett of BBC Radio 6 Music about the forthcoming tour and also about the tragic and untimely death of the band’s drummer and friend John Bradbury last year. You can listen again to that interview here… http://www.terryhallmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/terry-hall-uk-specials-tour-2016.mp3 The Specials 2016 tour dates are: October: 19 – Nottingham Rock City – see photos 22 – Sheffield O2 Academy 23 – The Baths Hall Scunthorpe 25 – Glasgow 02 Academy 26 – The Alhambra, Dumferline 27 – Blackpool Empress Ballroom 29 – Liverpool Olympia 31 – Llandudno Venue Cymru November: 01 – York Barbican 03 – Leicester De Montfort Hall – see photos 04 – Wolverhampton Civic Hall 05 – Exeter University Great Hall 07 – Southampton O2 Guildhall 08 – Reading Rivermead Centre 11 – Cambridge Corn Exchange 12 – Southend Cliffs Pavilion 13 – Eastbourne Winter Gardens 15 – London Troxy 16 – London Troxy Watch video highlights of The Specials’ 2016 UK...

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The Specials USA tour 2016

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The Specials USA tour 2016

The Specials have been entertaining audiences throughout America on their 2016  tour of the USA. By the end of the tour, the band, fronted by singer Terry Hall, will have played New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Toronto, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Denver and Las Vegas among others. Here are some pics and reviews of The Specials in the US… The Specials Riot Fest Chicago 16/09/2016 Photos: The Specials New York 09/09/2016 The Specials Minneapolis 17/09/2016 Photos: The Specials Danforth Hall Toronto 13/09/2016 Photos: The Specials Danforth Music Hall Toronto 13/09/2016 Photos: The Specials Danforth Music Hall Toronto 13/09/2016 Photos: The Specials in New York Photos: The Specials Riot Fest Chicago Photos: The Specials Seattle Showbox Photos: The Specials Ogden Theatre Denver Colorado...

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Rhoda Dakar announced as tour DJ for The Specials

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Rhoda Dakar announced as tour DJ for The Specials

2-TONE legend Rhoda Dakar from The Bodysnatchers and Special AKA has been announced as guest DJ on The Specials 2016 UK tour. She began her musical career as lead vocalist with all-female 2 Tone band, The Bodysnatchers, who released two singles, ‘Let’s Do Rocksteady’ and ‘Easy Life’. After a year together they split and Rhoda went on to guest with The Specials in Europe and the USA in 1981, having featured on their second album, More Specials. She later joined Jerry Dammers’ Special AKA, singing on the band’s only album, In The Studio. Rhoda will join Terry Hall and the Specials on all of the band’s UK dates. The Specials 2016 tour dates are: October: 19 – Nottingham Rock City 22 – Sheffield O2 Academy 23 – The Baths Hall Scunthorpe 25 – Glasgow 02 Academy 26 – The Alhambra, Dumferline 27 – Blackpool Empress Ballroom 29 – Liverpool Olympia 31 – Llandudno Venue Cymru November: 01 – York Barbican 03 – Leicester De Montfort Hall 04 – Wolverhampton Civic Hall 05 – Exeter University Great Hall 07 – Southampton O2 Guildhall 08 – Reading Rivermead Centre 09 – Norwich UEA 11 – Cambridge Corn Exchange 12 – Southend Cliffs Pavilion 13 – Eastbourne Winter Gardens 15 – London Troxy 16 – London Troxy Full details here. Listen to Specials singer Terry Hall talk to BBC 6 Music’s Matt Everitt about the 2016 tour…...

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