The Specials

As promised, reunited 2 Tone-era ska giants The Specials are returning to North America this summer for the second leg of their 2013 tour, following up their March dates at South By Southwest and in the western part of the country with at least eight concerts in Canada and on the East Coast of the United States.

The band, now touring without original co-vocalist Neville Staple, has posted on its website a series of dates that open July 8 in Ottawa, Canada, and continue through July 20 in Asbury Park, N.J. It’s not yet known whether that’s the full extent of the Specials’ North American dates this summer.

The new North American concerts follow a 15-date U.K. tour in May.


The Specials tour dates:

May 9: Barrowland, Glasgow, UK
May 10: Barrowland, Glasgow, UK
May 12: O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK
May 13: O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK
May 15: O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK
May 16: O2 Academy, Sheffield, UK
May 18: Olympia, Liverpool, UK
May 19: De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK
May 21: O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK
May 22: O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK
May 23: Centre, Newport, UK
May 25: Winter Gardens, Margate, UK
May 26: Guildhall, Portsmouth, UK
May 28: O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK
May 29: O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK

July 8: Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest, Ottawa, ON
July 9: Cool Haus, Toronto, ON
July 11: House of Blues, Boston, MA
July 12: The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD
July 16: Ives Concert Park, Danbury, CT
July 17: Hudson River Park, Pier 26, New York, NY
July 18: The Paramount, Huntington, NY
July 20: Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ






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