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30 November 2021

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This event has been rearranged due to the ongoing Covid-19 epidemic. Existing tickets will remain valid for the new date. For any ticket enquiries email [email protected]

Artist Statement 

Due to the ongoing situation relating to the Covid-19 pandemic and as a precaution to the safety of our audiences, artists and staff, we will be postponing the upcoming UB40 Tour to later in 2021. 

This show has now been rescheduled to Tuesday 30th November 2021.

Please note, all tickets purchased for the 2020/21 tour will remain valid for the new dates, so please hold on to them! Should you wish to ask for a refund please contact your ticket provider


Iconic English reggae band UB40 will be taking to the road this winter for their highly-anticipated ‘Bigga Baggariddim Tour 2021’, with a mammoth 24 dates across the UK and Ireland from 19 November – 22 December 2021. The nationwide tour will kickstart an exciting new UB40 era, as Matt Doyle, former lead singer of fellow Birmingham reggae band KIOKO, will make his UB40 tour debut as the band’s new lead singer, making it a must-attend event for any UB40 lover. 

he ‘Bigga Baggariddim Tour’ promises to be a true UB40 fest, launching the band’s new era with a celebration of their timeless classics and fan favourites, alongside their latest material. Fans will be treated to a set list full of unparalleled smashes, including Food For Thought, Kingston Town, (I Can't Help) Falling in Love With You and Red, Red Wine, amongst many others, alongside songs from ‘For The Many’ and the new collaboration album 'Bigga Baggariddim’.

Founder members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, James Brown, Earl Falconer, Norman Hassan, long-time members Martin Meredith, Laurence Parry and Tony Mullings and new member Matt Doyle, who was announced as the band’s new lead singer earlier this month following Duncan Campbell’s retirement from UB40 to focus on his health, will kick off the tour in Castlebar, Ireland on 19 November 2021. Doyle, already a UB40 fan favourite, featured on UB40’s new “Bigga Baggariddim” album as frontman of band KIOKO, as well as opening the Brummie legend’s 40th anniversary concert at the Royal Albert Hall in 2018 and supporting the band on their UK and European tour in 2018 and 2019. Watch the video for UB40 – You Don’t Call Anymore (Feat. Kioko) here.

Matt Doyle, UB40 Lead Singer, says: “I cant wait for the tour to kick off! UB40 has always been such a big influence on me and to now be joining them on stage, I feel incredibly honoured! I have loved getting to know so many of the bands amazing fans already and now getting to meet everyone in person, its going to be special! That said, Ive got big boots to fill, Duncans performances have always been world class. Im very excited, me and the band will give fans a show they will never forget!”

Robin Campbell, Guitarist and Vocalist says: “Were so excited to finally be going back on the road again and feel the vibe and love of a live crowd, and for all the UB40 fans to meet Matt as well. They can expect a phenomenal show. Well be sure to bring the party across the UK and Ireland.”

The band’s long-awaited return to the road will see them travel across all corners of the UK and Ireland. After kicking off in Castlebar, the tour will visit Aberdeen, Belfast, Blackpool, Bournemouth, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hull, Kerry, Leeds, Liverpool, London’s SSE Arena Wembley, Manchester, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Stockton and Stoke.

Since forming in 1978, UB40 have transcended their working-class origins to become the most successful reggae band in the world, selling more than 100 million records worldwide and releasing more than 50 UK hit singles, including three No.1’s (I Cant Help) Falling In Love With You, Red Red Wine, as well as “Baggariddim”’s I Got You Babe Ft. Chrissie Hynde, making UB40 one of the most successful British groups of all time.


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Tuesday 30 November 07:00PM Empress Ballroom Book Tickets


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