Nowadays, UB40 have unveiled a preview of their forthcoming album, UB45. The ensemble shared the new solitary, “Champion,” which doubles as the formal anthem for the 2022 Commonwealth Online games, hosted by the band’s hometown of Birmingham, England, from July 28 through Aug. 28.
“Champion” is the initial UB40 one to element the group’s new frontman, Matt Doyle (previously of Kioko), who crammed Duncan Campbell’s function immediately after retirement. Doyle said, “I want the absolute finest for Duncan and I hope that he will make a comprehensive and speedy recovery.”
He included, “I have liked UB40’s music for as extended as I can keep in mind. The viewers has welcomed me with really like and open up arms and I can not wait to hear them singing the classics again to me.”
“Champion” maintains UB40’s traditional seem, emphasizing a exclusive reggae pop mix capped with catchy and empowering lyrics. In addition, the new release holds a daring, constant rhythm that has persisted in tunes turned out by the band since its inception in 1978.
Additionally, on Aug. 18, the band will kick off their Bigga Baggariddim tour, named after their 21st album, which dropped very last 12 months. The tour will start out in Knoxville, Tenn., with The Original Wailers, showcasing Al Anderson, Maxi Priest and Big Mountain. Tickets for the approaching operate are on sale and can be ordered in this article.
Listen to “Winner” underneath.
See UB40’s impending tour program under.
Bigga Baggariddim Tour Dates:
Aug. 18 – River Breeze Party Center – Knoxville, Tenn.
Aug. 19 – The Aretha Franklin Amphitheater – Detroit
Aug. 20 – Rock, Reggae & Aid Competition – Pittsburgh
Aug. 21 – New Jersey Performing Arts Center – Newark, N.J.
Aug. 24 – Central Park – New York
Aug. 25 – House of Blues – Boston
Aug. 27 – Enjoyment & Sports Arena – Washington, D.C.
Aug. 30 – Jannus Live – St. Petersburg, Fla.
Sept. 1 –Mizner Park Amphitheater – Boca Raton, Fla.
Sept. 2 – Stockbridge Amphitheater – Stockbridge, Ga.
Sept. 3 – The Caverns – Pelham, Tenn.
Sept. 4 – QC Sound Stage – Charlotte, N.C.
Sept. 9 – Wild Acre Reside – Ft. Truly worth, Texas
Sept. 10 – Haute Spot Function Venue –Cedar Park, Tenn.
Sept 11 – Arena Theatre – Houston
Sept. 13 – Superstar Theatre – Phoenix
Sept. 15 – Mountain Vineyard – Saratoga, Calif.
Sept. 16 – Ironstone Amphitheatre –Murphys, Calif.
Sept. 18 – The Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles