Friday, 25 January 2008

P45 for UB40's Ali Campbell after 30 years

After 30 years together UB40 lead singer Ali Campbell is to quit the group.
UB40 are a British based reggae band responsible for tracks such as Red Red Wine and There a Rat In My Kitchen.

The band members began as friends who knew each other from various colleges and schools across Birmingham. Before any of them could play their instruments, Ali Campbell and Brian Travers travelled around Birmingham promoting the band, putting up UB40 posters. The band purchased its first instruments from Woodroffe´s Musical Instruments with £4,000 in compensation money that Campbell, who would become the lead singer, received after a bar fight during his 17th birthday celebration.

UB40 will apparently continue to perform with the existing seven members and no replacement for Campbell has been decided upon.

UB40's last gigs will be as follows:

02.02.2008 New Zealand Rotorua Int Stadium, Rotorua
05.02.2008 Syndey, Australia Hordern Pavillion
09.02.2008 Perth, Australia WACA
11.02.2008 Adelaide, Australia Adelaide Entertainment Centre SHOW CANCELLED – NEW VENUE IS BEING SOURCED
12.02.2008 Melbourne, Australia Vodafone Arena
15.02.2008 Brisbane, Australia The Riverstage
16.02.2008 Hunter Valley, Australia Tempus Two Winery
23.02.2008 Kampala, Uganda Lugogo Cricket Oval
05.07.2008 Brentwood, Essex Brentwood Centre Showground On-sale date TBC
18.07.2008 Suffolk Newmarket Racecourse On-sale date TBC

Here's the classic There a Rat in my Kitchen

Source: Wikipedia

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