UB40 LEGENDS ALI, ASTRO & MICKEY – Tickets – Knight Theater – Charlotte, NC – September 15th, 2017

UB40 LEGENDS ALI, ASTRO & MICKEY

BLUMENTHAL PAC, VISULITE & MAXXMUSIC PRESENT

UB40 LEGENDS ALI, ASTRO & MICKEY

Fri 9/15

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Knight Theater

TICKETS BEGIN AT $25.00

This event is all ages

UB40 LEGENDS ALI, ASTRO & MICKEY
UB40 LEGENDS ALI, ASTRO & MICKEY
As original members of UB40, Ali, Mickey and Astro helped to define reggae music for a generation. The multi-racial band, formed in 1979 in the Birmingham suburb of Moseley, pooled a diverse set of influences to put a fresh, indigenous slant on Jamaican reggae. After encouragement from Chrissie Hynde, who offered them support slots with her chart-topping band The Pretenders, they recorded their independently released debut album, Signing Off, on an eight-track tape machine in the home of producer Bob Lamb. An unexpected number two album, it gave them the conviction to chart their own course.

UB40 went on to dominate charts around the world, not least with the hugely successful Labour Of Love series. The first Labour Of Love album, in 1983, yielded a cover of Neil Diamond’s Red Red Wine that topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic. The band secured two further chart-topping singles at home in (I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You (also another US number one) and I Got You Babe, a duet between Ali and the band’s old friend Chrissie Hynde, and Ali and Robin Campbell also scored a No.1 with Baby Come Back.

When Ali Campbell departed in 2008 after 29 years and a dozen major world tours with the band, he was followed out of UB40 by Mickey Virtue. Campbell, with Mickey lending a helping hand, has since released two solo albums. Astro remained with the band until November 2013, when he left to team up again with Ali and Mickey. Now, following some spectacular gigs at home and abroad, the trio are facing the future with renewed confidence and vigour.
Venue Information:
Knight Theater
430 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC, 28202
http://www.blumenthalarts.org/

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