Iconic reggae band UB40 tunes up for special summer concert

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Legendary reggae group UB40 will perform a special one-off gig on Millennium Square next summer.

The chart-toppers, led by original front man Ali Campbell, will come to Leeds on July 18, 2015.

Ali Campbell at Millennium Square.

Ali Campbell at Millennium Square.

Famed for iconic hits including Red Red Wine and Can’t Help Falling in Love, the group will perform at a specially-created outdoor arena on the square, complete with licensed bars.

Speaking from Millennium Square where he announced the concert today, Ali said: “We’re really looking forward to it. We’ve played Leeds a few times, but never in the city centre, outdoors so I think it’ll be brilliant.

“It’s going to be 100 per cent reggae – we’re coming to party, and I hope Leeds will come along and party with us.”

Formed in 1978 in Birmingham, UB40 have had more than 50 singles in the UK Singles Chart and have sold more than 70 million records worldwide.

Councillor Katherine Mitchell, Leeds City Council’s lead member for digital and creative technologies, culture and skills, said: “It’s really exciting to welcome such an iconic act to Leeds and this will be the perfect way to get the summer in full swing.”

For tickets, visit www.livepromotionsconcerts.co.uk or call the Carriageworks Theatre’s box office on 0113 224 3801.

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