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The Specials hit the road again for Encore tour with Nottingham date in September

Following the release of their eighth studio album, Encore, last year to critical acclaim, The Specials hit the road again next year.

The band, comprising Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Horace Panter, will play the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham on Friday, September 17, 2021.

The Specials (42199317)
The Specials (42199317)

Influential, important and exhilarating live, they are a band embedded in the country’s DNA.

From the angular Gangsters in 1979 to their swan song, the epoch-making Ghost Town in 1981, they infused ska with punk, and home-grown political anxiety with wider issues.

Formed in Coventry in 1977, the band hit the British music scene hard. In the UK their debut single Gangsters shot to number six and every subsequent single was a top 10 hit, including two number one hits — Too Much Too Young and the much-loved Ghost Town, which won ‘Single of the Year 1981’ in NME, Melody Maker and Sounds.

Encore was the band’s first new studio album in more than 38 years and was revered by critics and fans alike.

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