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UB40 members on 45th anniversary, NZ tour, Comm Games anthem

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 28 Jul 2022, 9:48am
British band UB40 will head to New Zealand at the end of this year. Photo / Supplied
British band UB40 will head to New Zealand at the end of this year. Photo / Supplied

UB40 members on 45th anniversary, NZ tour, Comm Games anthem

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 28 Jul 2022, 9:48am

There can be no doubt that UB40 has a special place in music history.

Since their formation back in the late 1970s, the band has sold more than 70 million records worldwide and has had more than 50 singles in the UK charts.

And of course we know the hits, Red Red Wine, I Got You Babe, and Can't Help Falling in Love.

Now the band is celebrating their 45th anniversary with a new album, the official Commonwealth Games anthem, and a global tour that includes some New Zealand stops.

One of the founding members, guitarist and vocalist Robin Campbell and band's new frontman Matt Doyle joined Mike Hosking.

NZ Dates:

Thursday December 29 - Church Road winery - Napier w/ Jefferson Starship, Dragon

Friday December 30 - bowl of Brooklands - New Plymouth w/ Jefferson Starship, Dragon

Monday January 2 - Matakana Country Park - Matakana w/ Jefferson Starship, Dragon

Wednesday January 4 - Wharepai Domain - Tauranga w/ Jefferson Starship, Dragon

Friday January 6  - Trafalgar Park - nelson w/ Jefferson Starship, Dragon

Saturday January 7 -  Queenstown w/ Jefferson Starship, Dragon

Tickets available from trademarkgroup.co.nz