From '79 to 2019 - Here we go!
6pm | 02 Academy2 Newcastle Upon Tyne | 02 Academy2, Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SW
Specialized is very pleased to announce that we will not only be paying homage to 2Tone Records via the forthcoming “Check One,2 – The Spirit of’79” album but we will be putting on a few live shows dedicated to the label in its 40th year.
The first up is SATURDAY 7th SEPTEMBER at the fantastic O2 Academy2 Newcastle Upon Tyne! Headlining is the showman himself King Hammond with his Rude Boy Mafia.
King Hammond is of course Specialized ambassador and Grammy award winning artist Nick Welsh, former member of Bad Manners & The Selecter. Nick is a big 2Tone so expect some 2Tone hits delivered in his own unique reggae take as well as his vast array of original material , over 30 albums released which sees him as one of this country’s most prolific recording artists.
Also appearing on the bill are The Skapones, the north easts finest exponents of great 2Tone ska who will be playing tracks from various albums of The Specials as they pay tribute to the band and 2Tone plus their own material, and another brilliant north east combo Third Beat Drop, who are ready to share their top quality reggae sounds at the event. Support for the bands comes in form of Revival ft. Dave Moran & the Ministry of Ska & Reggae!
All in all a top night guaranteed
Get your tickets now from the O2 Academy Newcastle direct or via ticketmaster here – 2tone Special tickets
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Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SW