UB40 featuring Ali Campbell

In Memory of Astro

Sunday 06 March 2022, 19:30 PM

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Date

Sunday, 06 March 2022

Time

19:30

Price

Tickets: £57.65, £52.60, £49.75

UB40 featuring Ali Campbell: In Memory of Astro

Oval Hall| Sheffield City Hall

Plus special guest - Reggae Roast!

UB40 featuring Ali Campbell has announced a run of shows for 2022, in memory of his departed friend and bandmate of over four decades, Astro. Calling at some of the biggest venues in the country, Ali will be performing at the Sheffield City Hall on Sunday 6th March 2022.

Reggae Roast, London’s premiere Reggae / Dancehall soundsystem will also join the line-up as special guests for the tour.

UB40 topped the UK singles chart on three occasions and sold 70 million records as they took their smooth yet rootsy musical blend to all corners of the globe. Between 1983 and 1998 the group produced three ‘Labour Of Love’ albums, bringing hits such as Eric Donaldson’s ‘Cherry Oh Baby’, Lord Creator’s ‘Kingston Town’ and Johnny Osbourne’s ‘Come Back Darling’ to a new, global audience. They also topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic with their reggae cover of Neil Diamond’s ‘Red Red Wine’.

Backed by their formidable 7-piece band, founding members Ali Campbell and Astro, like so many other artists whose plans for 2020 were thwarted by the global pandemic, took the decision to tour in 2022 instead, before Astro sadly passed away in November.

As the most authentic expression of the Birmingham band’s original aims, Ali and Astro wanted to continue to curate and build on a legacy that dates back over four decades to the group’s formative days. This aim remains the same, with Ali Campbell choosing to continue the tour in memory of Astro.

UB40 topped the UK singles chart on three occasions and sold 70 million records as they took their smooth yet rootsy musical blend to all corners of the globe.

The band’s success is however not limited to the past – their last tour visited the world’s biggest arenas, with their last album 2018’s A Real Labour of Love narrowly missing out on topping the UK charts.

During the recent enforced hiatus, the band hit the headlines when Ali and Astro reassembled the touring band remotely to record a lockdown single - a poignant cover of the late Bill Withers’; Lean On Me, in aid of NHS Charities Together.

The release was accompanied by a socially distanced home video that featured guests Suggs, Jools Holland, Sir Cliff Richard, Shaun and Bez of the Happy Mondays, Kurupt FM, Lynval Golding of the Specials, Big Narstie, Frank Benbini of Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Phil Daniels, Scarlett Moffatt, Mo Gilligan and a cast of key workers.

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Doors: 7pm

Show Start: 8pm

Age Limit: Under 14’s to be accompanied by an adult 18+