UB40 Sets Up For Succesful Summer Tour

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — UB40 featuring Ali Campbell with Astro & Mickey Virtue, the founding members of the reggae/pop ensemble that blazed a multicultural musical path with such global hits as "Red Red Wine" and "(I Can't Help) Falling In Love With You," are returning for a series of summer dates. Due to the success of their sold-out 2015 tour, the band will launch their North American tour on July 21st in Seattle at the Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheater. Highlights include performances at other outdoor venues in Portland (July 22nd), Denver (August 10th) and Pompano Beach (August 15th.) The six-week tour concludes in Detroit on September 2nd.


UB40, which will spend the spring playing U.K and European Arena tour dates, have forged their signature high-energy, funky performances with an 11-piece touring ensemble, complete with a three-piece horn section. Since reuniting two years ago, lead vocalist Ali Campbell along with percussionist/trumpeter/vocalist Astro and Mickey Virtue on keyboards have become a formidable touring outfit with highly successful treks to South America, Nigeria, South Africa, Dubai, Papua New Guinea and Australia. The band showcases their enduring hits from their cannon of songs like "Kingston Town" and "Food for Thought" and others.

Formed in 1979, UB40 helped define reggae music for a generation, transforming their working class roots into a global clarion call. The pioneering reggae troupe topped the UK singles chart on three occasions, earned multiple Grammy nominations and sold 70 million records worldwide as they took their smooth yet rootsy musical blend to all corners of the globe.

North American Tour Dates:

*July 21 – Seattle, WA – Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheater
*July 22 – Portland, OR – Oregon Zoo Amphitheater
July 23 – Brooks, CA – Cache Creek Casino Resort
*July 26 – Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery
*July 27 – Rohnert Park, CA – Somo Event Center
**July 29 – Reno, NV – Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater
**July 30 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
**July 31 – Costa Mesa, CA – OC Fair
*August 4 – Bakersfield, CA – Bright House Amphitheater
August 5 – Pala, CA – Pala Casino Spa & Resort
August 6 – Rancho Mirage, CA – Agua Caliente Casino
August 8 – Ventura, CA – Ventura County Fair
August 10 – Denver, CO – Denver Botanic Garden Amphitheater
**August 13 – Atlanta, GA – The Fred Amphitheater
**August 14 – St. Petersburg, FL – The Mahaffey
**August 15 – Pompano Beach, FL – Pompano Beach Amphitheater
August 18 – Chester, VA – Heritage Amphitheater at Pochahontas State Park
August 19 – Bethesda, MD – Strathmore – Music Center
August 23 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
*August 24 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
August 26 – Lincoln, RI – Twin River Casino
August 27 – Lincolnville, ME – Cellardoor Winery
August 31 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
September 1 – Kitchener, ON – Centre in the Square
September 2 – Detroit, MI – MotorCity Casino Hotel


*The Wailers – special guest
**Jo Mersa Marley – special guest

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