Reunions, Tour Dates — November 22, 2010 at 7:05 am

The Specials announce 23-date tour of Europe, U.K. for next September and October

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Reformed 2 Tone-era ska act The Specials this morning announced a lengthy tour of Europe and the band’s native U.K. next fall, a trek that puts its reunion well into a third year.

The tour opens Sept. 15 in Amsterdam, and includes 10 dates throughout Europe before returning to the U.K. for a run of arenas beginning Oct. 11 in Wolverhampton and wrapping Nov. 3 in London (see dates below).

Although frontman Terry Hall reportedly told an audience in Manchester earlier this month that the band will be performing its self-titled 1979 debut and its 1980 follow-up More Specials back-to-back, no formal announcement has yet been made. Nor any indication, yet, that the Specials plan to make good on their promise to return to the U.S. “in early 2011.″

See the Specials tour dates after the jump…

The Specials tour dates:

Sept. 15: Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sept. 16: Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
Sept. 18: Circus, Stockholm, Sweden
Sept. 19: Astra, Berlin, Germany
Sept. 21: Muffathalle, Munich, Germany
Sept. 22: Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
Sept. 24: E. Werk, Cologne, Germany
Sept. 25: Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, Germany
Sept. 27: Olympia, Paris, France
Sept. 28: Ancienne Belgiqueap, Brussels, Belgium

Oct. 11: Wolverhampton Civic, Wolverhampton
Oct. 12: Wolverhampton Civic, Wolverhampton
Oct. 14: Apollo, Manchester
Oct. 16: Hull Arena, Hull
Oct. 18: SECC, Glasgow
Oct. 21: Nottingham Arena, Nottingham
Oct. 23: Plymouth Pavilion, Plymouth
Oct. 24: Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham
Oct. 25: Brighton Centre, Brighton
Oct. 27: International Centre, Bournemouth
Oct. 28: Cardiff Arena, Cardiff
Oct. 29: Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Nov. 3: Alexandra Palace, London



  1. Let’s hope that as I speak the Specials are lining up the venues for a spring/summer ’11 US tour. I’m sure you UK fans are quite thrilled (again), but c’mon, this year and next and all we get is a couple festivals and TV? US = denied!

  2. And chuck in a tour of Australia – the Madness shows were awesome and well attended. The Specials would match that and some.

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