Get ready for nights under the stars, glasses of red, red wine and the music of UB40 featuring three founding members of the group. The classic British reggae/pop ensemble launches its North American tour in Seattle and wraps in the Motor City. Stops along the way include Reno, Denver, St. Petersburg, New York and Toronto.
Having sold out their 2015 tour, UB40s’ founding members return for more summer action. Backed by an 11-piece touring ensemble, singer Ali Campbell, percussionist/trumpeter/vocalist Astro and keyboardist Mickey Virtue bring you those exquisite musical memories such as “Kingston Town,” “Food For Thought,” “(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You” and other tracks from the group’s 37-year history.
But they won’t be traveling alone. Special guests The Wailers appear on some dates; Jo Mersa Marley on others. The North American run follows the band’s tour of Europe and the United Kingdom. Here are the dates:
July 21 – Seattle, Wash., Woodland Park Zoo
July 22 – Portland, Ore., Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
July 23 – Brooks, Calif., Cache Creek Casino Resort
July 26 – Saratoga, Calif., The Mountain Winery
July 27 – Rohnert Park, Calif., Sonoma Mountain Village Event Center
July 29 – Reno, Nev., Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater
July 30 – Las Vegas, Nev., Mandalay Bay Beach
July 31 – Costa Mesa, Calif., Pacific Amphitheatre (OC Fair)
Aug. 4 – Bakersfield, Calif., Bright House Networks Amphitheatre
Aug. 5 – Pala, Calif., Pala Events Center
Aug. 6 – Rancho Mirage, Calif., The Show At Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
Aug. 8 – Ventura, Calif., Ventura County Fairgrounds (Ventura County Fair)
Aug. 10 – Denver, Colo., Denver Botanic Gardens - York St.
Aug. 13 – Peachtree City, Ga., Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater
Aug. 14 – Saint Petersburg, Fla., The Mahaffey Theater
Aug. 15 – Pompano Beach, Fla., Pompano Beach Amphitheater
Aug. 18 – Chesterfield, Va., Heritage Amphitheater at Pocahontas State Park
Aug. 19 – North Bethesda, Md., Music Center At Strathmore
Aug. 23 – New York, N.Y., Terminal 5
Aug. 24 – New Haven, Conn., College Street Music Hall
Aug. 26 – Lincoln, R.I., Twin River Casino
Aug. 27 – Lincolnville, Maine, Cellardoor Winery At The Vineyard
Aug. 31 – Toronto, Ontario, The Danforth Music Hall
Sept. 1 – Kitchener, Ontario, Centre In The Square
Sept. 2 – Detroit, Mich., MotorCity Casino Hotel
The Wailers appears July 21-22, 26, 27, Aug. 4 & 24. Jo Mersa Marley appears July 29-31 & Aug. 13-15.
Ticket sales for majority of shows begin today. Check out UB40.org for more information.