UB40 have introduced that pioneering reggae musician Freddie McGregor has been added as a particular visitor to the band’s forthcoming enviornment exhibits this December.
The UB45 tour celebrates the band’s forty fifth anniversary. Tickets for the tour can be found right here.
A model new album, additionally titled UB45, will observe subsequent yr.
Robin Campbell of UB40 says: “It’s a privilege that the ‘Captain of the Large Ship’ will be a part of us on our enviornment exhibits. With a profession spanning virtually six a long time, greater than 40 albums to his identify, and a few epic songs which have moved followers globally, Freddie is an actual legend of the reggae scene, he is likely one of the true pioneers and we are able to’t wait to welcome him!”
In 1983, McGregor based his personal indie label, Large Ship, and produced many artists together with Lieutenant Stitchie, Luciano, Mikey Spice, Papa San and Tiger.
In the identical yr, he launched the critically acclaimed album Come On Over by RAS Information within the US. McGregor has continued recording into the twenty first century, together with the album Something for You (2002), which gained a Grammy nomination, in addition to Signature (2000) and Di Captain (2012).
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McGregor is a extensively revered elder statesman within the reggae music group, giving again by autos such because the Large Ship Music Fest. He was recognised with the Order of Distinction in 2003 for his contribution to music.
UB40 founders Robin Campbell, James Brown, Earl Falconer, Norman Hassan, long-time members Martin Meredith, and Laurence Parry together with Tony Mullings, Ian Thompson and Matt Doyle, who was introduced because the band’s new lead singer in 2021 following Duncan Campbell’s retirement, will begin their forty fifth Anniversary with a celebratory enviornment tour within the UK and Eire this December taking part in Castlebar, Belfast, Leeds, London’s iconic Wembley Area and a particular hometown efficiency at Birmingham’s Utilita Area.
The band will even play tracks from the forthcoming new UB45 album together with the not too long ago re-recorded double-platinum, chart-topping single Crimson Crimson Wine.
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The band’s efficiency of the 1983 hit on the Commonwealth Video games closing ceremony was a stand-out spotlight and was seen by an estimated international TV viewers of over one billion folks.
Crimson Crimson Wine was the second single to be launched from UB40’s upcoming album UB45 and follows Champion, which was the official Commonwealth Video games tune.
Robin Campbell says: “Our forty fifth anniversary doesn’t bear serious about, however the celebrations might be nice enjoyable beginning within the UK arenas in December. These exhibits and the brand new album characterize our brotherhood and celebrating our historical past but in addition taking our subsequent step collectively as a band.
“We’re pushing new boundaries and trying to the longer term with our frontman Matt Doyle, and we are able to’t wait to indicate the world how good he’s with us and the way a lot he’s come on within the final yr”. Come and be a part of us to rejoice 45 years of UB40 and what’s going to be one large celebration!