UB40 legend comes to Garon Park

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British pop reggae legends UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell are to stage an all greatest hits concert at Garon Park, Southend, on Sunday August 27.

After reaching number four in the UK with debut double A-side single King/Food For Thought, they went on to sell 70 million records, topping the UK singles chart on three occasions – with Red Red Wine, I Got You Babe (a duet between Ali and Chrissie Hynde) and (I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You.

Ali and his brother Robin joined toaster Pato Banton to top the UK charts again in 1994 with Baby Come Back.
For Ali, a new era began when he left the original band 14 years ago.

Now, with a ten-piece touring band, Ali and UB40 remain true to the authentic reggae spirit. Ali is celebrating the legacy of his departed bandmate Astro, who did in 2021 by keeping faith with their original shared ideals.

“For me, it’s all about advancing reggae,” he says. “I love all kinds of music, but we’ve always promoted reggae. I’ve never deviated from that. I’m strictly reggae.”

For tickets go to: https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Southend-on-Sea/Garon-Park/UB40-featuring-Ali-Campbell-at-Garon-Park-Southend/36257757/

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