Iconic band UB40 are to play the Victoria Hall in Hanley later this month (June) after cancelling their first gig due to illness. The band, who hail from Birmingham, are to play the Stoke-on-Trent venue on Sunday, June 23 after their original date in April was cancelled after Robin Campbell lost his voice due to a chest infection. Here, we speak to Robin and Duncan Campbell, as part of the band’s 40 anniversary tour….. We’d be forgiven for thinking they have nothing left to prove, but that’s not the case. Their last few albums, recorded after former singer Ali Campbell left, have heralded a creative rebirth for a band that’s rediscovered the joys of writing, playing and performing together. UB40 have their mojo back and sound rejuvenated on their latest set For The Many, released February 8 2019 by Shoestring Music Productions, which has been hailed as their finest in years. Inspired by their anniversary and driven by a renewed sense of purpose, they’ve returned to making the kind of album that announced their breakthrough by writing songs with a social conscience, and which includes lengthy dub passages – ingredients that should immediately resonate with fans of Signing Off and Present… Read full this story
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