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The Specials | Toots and the Maytals
LEEDS | BIRMINGHAM | HATFIELD | 26 – 28 MAY 2017.
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The Specials have announced three new UK dates for spring 2017.

The ska legends, who wind up their autumn tour with two nights at the Troxy in London this week, will be joined by special guests Toots and the Maytals at Birmingham's NEC, Leeds' Millennium Square and the Forum in Hatfield, Hertfordshire on May 26, 27 and 28 respectively.

Further acts are to be announced in the coming months. Tickets are on general sale at 9am on November 16.

Fri May 26 2017 - BIRMINGHAM NEC
Sat May 27 2017 - LEEDS Millennium Square
Sun May 28 2017 - HERTFORDSHIRE Forum
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Sweet fucking Jesus!!! 2017??? They are going to drag this out for another year???



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Maybe they're planning a live album or DVD?
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£49 Shocked Shocked Shocked
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When I first saw this I was momentarily excited, I have been to a few good gigs at Leeds, then the moment passed and I realised it was more the thought of seeing the support than The Specials .

I don't think I will be stumping up £49 - then the travel and accommodation, unless a few more bands I wouldn't mind seeing are added.

Upstairs at The Weatherspoons at the back of Millennium square gives a good view of the stage, sound is a bit muted because of the windows, but if anyone wants to avoid the entry fee and the overpriced drinks....
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Standing tix at Brum for me...It's only money and you're a long time dead...Bank holiday weekend too. Cool

Oi Willo !!! The Big One 5 is over...you got us a presale?
Only joking Laughing
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Will never forget the Leeds gig back in May 2009 but £50 to see the latest version does not do it for me. My memory might be fading but I don't recall it being anywhere near that price when the reunion first occurred ?
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saltyvinegar wrote:
Will never forget the Leeds gig back in May 2009 but £50 to see the latest version does not do it for me. My memory might be fading but I don't recall it being anywhere near that price when the reunion first occurred ?


I was also at that gig, one of the best re-union gigs i went to.... won't be going to this one though. Cool
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All booked up for Brum.
Wonder who the remaining bands will be?

What ever happened to Kid British? Shocked
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Rankin Robbo wrote:
All booked up for Brum.
Wonder who the remaining bands will be?


I wonder who the remaining members will be?
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Trojan wrote:
Rankin Robbo wrote:
All booked up for Brum.
Wonder who the remaining bands will be?


I wonder who the remaining members will be?


The Special One?
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It's no doubt the Terry show plus Lynval & Horace which is not a bad thing.
The sounds are fresh and done in a different way and there's no chance of ever replicating the drive and energy of 1979. Even 2009 couldn't live up to it.

Ticket prices were pretty steep for the recent tour (plus 2017 dates).

Lynval said nothing but the best musicians stepping in, whilst not copying or replicating sounds and styles of former band members. Gary and Steve must be on a fair cut.

A decent fred perry costs more than the ticket price and how much is spent on pissing money up the wall every weekend?

People want the sunshine without the rain. Then there's the Dolly rainbow quote but everyone would just think big t its Laughing

When the 30th Ann onion tour was announced it really divided people about the band's legacy, then there was the Jerry debacle.

Nev performing Specials songs (or just performing haha) when he returned from usa was frowned upon.

Roddy doing his thing with the Skabs frowned upon.

Aren't we an old bunch of whinging darlings?

We have the archives to dip into if and when we desire and the 30th went way beyond an incredible buzz of excitement.

Same thing happens in life...After the honeymoon period what's left is a life of grime, though for some of us it's forever rosy. Very Happy

Cash cow or not, there's still a huge interest in The Specials from young and old, plus casual fans of music in general.

On that note...Viva The General...Viva The Specials

...and relax. Phew!
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Beautifully put Robbo.

"If you don't like it, you don't have to dance"



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good to see you back giving it some robbo Cool
stay special and hopefully see you soon mate Very Happy
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Rankin Robbo wrote:
It's no doubt the Terry show plus Lynval & Horace which is not a bad thing.
The sounds are fresh and done in a different way and there's no chance of ever replicating the drive and energy of 1979. Even 2009 couldn't live up to it.

Ticket prices were pretty steep for the recent tour (plus 2017 dates).

Lynval said nothing but the best musicians stepping in, whilst not copying or replicating sounds and styles of former band members. Gary and Steve must be on a fair cut.

A decent fred perry costs more than the ticket price and how much is spent on pissing money up the wall every weekend?

People want the sunshine without the rain. Then there's the Dolly rainbow quote but everyone would just think big t its Laughing

When the 30th Ann onion tour was announced it really divided people about the band's legacy, then there was the Jerry debacle.

Nev performing Specials songs (or just performing haha) when he returned from usa was frowned upon.

Roddy doing his thing with the Skabs frowned upon.

Aren't we an old bunch of whinging darlings?

We have the archives to dip into if and when we desire and the 30th went way beyond an incredible buzz of excitement.

Same thing happens in life...After the honeymoon period what's left is a life of grime, though for some of us it's forever rosy. Very Happy

Cash cow or not, there's still a huge interest in The Specials from young and old, plus casual fans of music in general.

On that note...Viva The General...Viva The Specials

...and relax. Phew!

I was just gonna say that x
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Is the Bham concert definatley outside?
Just never known the nec to do outdoor.
Probably see you there robbo
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Hi - Does anyone know if the Hatfield gig is indoor or outdoor? Thanks
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