World’s top-selling reggae group UB40 are returning to Australia this October

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World’s top-selling reggae group UB40 are returning to Australia this October

UB40 tour
Words by Staff Writer

Prepare for a reggae-fuelled revolution as UB40, the world's top-selling reggae group, storms Australia this October.

Celebrating 45 years of chart-topping hits, UB40 promises an explosive return to our shores, joined by Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, Eagle-Eye Cherry.

UB40’s Red Red Wine Tour kicks off at Gold Coast’s Convention Centre on Saturday 12 October then heads to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and concludes at Perth’s Red Hill Auditorium on Sunday 20 October.

UB40’s Red Red Wine Tour

  • Saturday 12 October: Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Gold Coast
  • Sunday 13 October: Eatons Hill (Outdoor), Brisbane
  • Wednesday 16 October: Hordern Pavilion Sydney
  • Thursday 17 October: Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
  • Friday 18 October: AEC Theatre, Adelaide
  • Sunday 20 October: Red Hill Auditorium, Perth

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Experience the infectious beats of UB40 classics like ‘Red Red Wine’, ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’, ‘Food for Thought’, ‘Please Don’t Make Me Cry’ and ‘Kingston Town’, alongside fresh tracks from their upcoming album ‘UB45’ which will be released worldwide on Friday 19 April.  With over 100 million albums sold globally, UB40’s legacy continues to captivate audiences with their timeless sound.

Robin Campbell says; “We’re visiting some pretty exotic places on this world tour including Latin America, the Caribbean and the East, but we are always buzzing to come back to Australia, the welcome we get from the fans down there is special and we can’t wait to return with our new album “UB45’.”

The band, after nearly 45 years, have landed a Top 10 hit single in the official UK charts with ‘Forever True’. It’s a reworking of their debut 1980 hit ‘Food For Thought’, and is an anthem dedicated to their hometown Birmingham City Football Club. This is also their 51st hit record, with fans eagerly awaiting the release of their 45th anniversary album, UB45.

Coupled with their massive global album sales of over 100 million, UB40 have had 10 UK Top 10 albums. The band has stood the test of time, touring the world together and recording music shot through with an unbreakable bond, fostered by their long-standing friendships and shared Birmingham roots. The line-up proudly boasts all but one of the surviving founding members, now bolstered by the reinvigorating and re-energizing presence of vocalist Matt Doyle.

Adding to the excitement, Eagle-Eye Cherry brings his melodic blend of alternative rock to the stage, featuring hits like ‘Save Tonight’.  Don’t miss this electrifying showcase of musical talent and camaraderie.

Eagle-Eye Cherry’s career changed with his breakthrough hit song ‘Save Tonight’ from his acclaimed debut album ‘Desiireless’. That album went on to sell 4 million copies worldwide and saw him garner global recognition for his melodic, folky blend of alternative rock.

Clearly, the Swedish singer-songwriter had something, other than just musical genes, being the son of late jazz trumpeter Don Cherry and sibling to 80’s star Neneh Cherry. His longevity and success have seen him release six albums – his most recent, ‘Back on Track’, which came out in January 2023.  Eagle-Eye Cherry’s song writing contains many infectious choruses that first brought him to the world’s attention.  He’s also been co-writing for other artists and films.

His live shows here in Australia will feature a selection of hits and songs across his multiple album releases, so make sure you catch the inexplicable magic of Eagle-Eye Cherry.

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