The Specials are heading to Margate for 40th anniversary tour

The Specials are heading to Margate

Two Tone band The Specials will be appearing at Margate Winter Gardens marking their first new release of music -Encore – in 37 years.

The band, led by singer Terry Hall, is touring throughout 2019 for the 40th anniversary of the formation of The Specials and the legendary Two-Tone label in Coventry in 1979.

The 10-song “Encore” was produced by Specials founding members Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Horace Panter alongside Danish musician/producer Torp Larsen.

It is the first time Hall, Golding and Panter have recorded new material together since the band’s 1981 No.1 single Ghost Town.

Other chart toppers from the ska revival band include Too Much Too Young, Gangsters, Rat Race and A Message To You, Rudy.

The band split in 1981 with three members forming Fun Boy Three and the others continuing on as “The Special AKA” until 1984.

From 1993 there have been various reunions and band reformations although original member Jerry Dammers is not part of the current line up.

The Specials will perform at Margate Winter Gardens on May 14, 2019.

Tickets are £40 plus booking fee.

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