For the first time, “The Specials” will be on stage with reggae royalty, Toots and the Maytals. With both acts having significant careers spanning over 40 years. They’ll play three very special shows in Leeds, Birmingham, and Hatfield at the end of May to kick-start the summer. With a refreshing mix of timeless anthems between them such as ‘Too Much Too Young,’ ‘Ghost Town’ and ‘Sweet And Dandy’. It’s somewhat gobsmacking to believe these two have never performed alongside each other. It’s not only worth the wait, but also a once in a lifetime opportunity!
Being born out of an era of social unrest and mass unemployment, it seems only fitting that The Specials can burst onto the stage once more in these darker days. Toots and the Maytals rose out of Jamaica with their untouchable take on classic Reggae, introducing the beloved genre to the world. Now back on stage after three years away, expect to be transported to the sun-kissed beaches of Jamaica!
With The Specials covering Toots’ “Pressure Drop” and “Monkey Man”, this will be a marriage of the beloved genres of ska and reggae, coming together to deliver what will promise to be one of the most feel-good gigs of the summer.
Terry Hall of The Specials’ says; “In all this time, we have never been fortunate enough to play on the same stage as Toots & The Maytals. What a great bill – I’m definitely there!!”
Tickets are available now through, Luna Tickets.