Britain’s greatest reggae band, and one of the world’s most commercially successful bands of all time, UB40, is set to perform live in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore this coming March and April.
Since reforming in 2013, the trio of Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey have remained at the top of their game, with highlights including their 2014 World tour, a huge show in Las Vegas, and critical acclaim for their new material in 2014’s ‘Silhouette’.
Over the course of a career that’s now lasted for well over thirty years, UB40 have established a legitiamte legacy as one of the most successful reggae acts in history. Across their storied career they’ve sold more than 70 million albums and been successful the world over. They are probably best loved in their native United Kingdom, where they’ve had no fewer than fifty singles make the singles chart.
In the U.S., meanwhile, they’ve had two huge number one successes, including “Red Red Wine” – probably their signature song – along with their take on Elvis Presley’s classic “Can’t Help Falling in Love”. Other popular songs by the band include I Got You Babe, recorded with Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders and Rat In The Kitchen.
“We are thrilled to have UB40 returning to Malaysia to perform their popular hit songs so fans can look forward to a selection of both their cover and original music as well as songs from their newest album. Tickets to the show are limited as we want to provide audiences with an up-close and personal experience, so I urge fans to purchase them early to avoid disappointment,” said Rahul Kukreja, Director of Live Events of The Livescape Group.
The band’s initial line up lasted for 30 years from the band’s formation in 1978 until front-man Ali Campbell’s departure from the band in 2008. Since that time, two other founding members; Mickey Virtue, and Astro, have also left the band, and the trio of Campbell, Virtue, and Astro have since formed UB40 Reunited. These three founding members are now embarking on a huge world tour, which the fans have been crying out for and Singapore, Jakarta and Malysia have been lucky enough to be selected as destinations for the tour.
Featuring Ali Cambell, Astro and Mickey Virtue
Live in Malaysia
Venue: KL Live, Life Centre
Date: 30th March, 2016
Tickets: RM188 / RM158 /RM288 / RM258
Purchase Tickets: Ticketpro
Live in Kuala Lumpur
Venue: Istora Senayan
Date: 1st April, 2016
Tickets: IDR 621.000 / IDR 943.000 / IDR 1.357.000 / IDR 1.656.000
Purchase Tickets: Kiostix
Live in Singapore
Venue: Masterard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands
Date: 2nd April, 2016
Tickets: SG88 / SG128 / SG158 / SG198 / SG258
Purchase Tickets: Sistic