UB40 has announced the first leg of its “Red Red Wine Tour,” which kicks off at Sony Hall in New York July 2 and runs into mid August.
The tour, taking in amphitheaters and performing arts centers across the U.S., coincides with the release of UB45, an album commemorating the group’s 45th anniversary.
Presales are happening now, with public onsale beginning for most shows Feb. 9.
The band’s Robin Campbell says in the announcement, “We’re excited to get back to the States again for our third year in a row, as we love coming to America. We can’t wait to play songs from our new album that we’re so very proud of, showcasing Matt Doyle’s vocals on the tracks. He’s brought a new lease of life to our music, as has the addition of our ‘permanent guest’ MC Gilly G and my son on backing vocals, Matt Campbell, carrying on the legacy. When you play songs over so many years, the arrangements and vocals evolve and change. These updated versions of our hits are still close to the originals, but now reflect how we perform them today and they sound better than ever.”
Adds Jeff Epstein of UAA, which represents the band in the U.S. and South America: “It’s always such an honor to work with these legends and to bring them to the USA for their yearly run. They are so talented in being able to replicate the quality of their recorded albums and at the same time bring a freshness and excitement that gets the crowd going every time.”
UB40’S “RED RED WINE TOUR” ANNOUNCED TOUR DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
July 2 Sony Hall – New York, NY
July 3 The Wilbur – Boston, MA
July 5 The Great Cedar Showroom at Foxwoods Resort Casino – Ledyard, CT
July 10 Bergen Performing Arts Center – Bergen, NJ
July 11 OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino – Niagara Falls, ONT
July 12 FIM Capitol Theatre – Flint, MI
July 13 The Event Center at Rhythm City Casino and Resort – Davenport, IA
July 21 Emerald Queen Casino – Tacoma, WA
July 25 Mountain Winery – Saratoga, CA*
July 26 Morongo Casino, Cabazon, CA
August 2 Chumash Casino Resort and Spa – Santa Ynez, CA
August 3 Wildhorse Pass – Chandler, AZ
August 5 The Bridge at Santa Fe Brewing Company – Santa Fe, NM
August 8 The Sound at Coachman Park – Clearwater, FL
August 9 Pompano Beach Amphitheatre – Pompano, FL
August 10 The Saint Augustine Amphitheatre – St. Augustine, FL
August 11 King Center for the Performing Arts, Melbourne, FL*
*On sale after February 9. Check local listings.