When The Specials reformed in 2009 for their 30th Anniversary not many would have seen the band still playing four years later having travelled all over the world and sold out hundreds of concerts.

The reception to their life-affirming shows has been so incredible however and the band have enjoyed every minute of them so why stop now? Hence ten UK shows have been announced for May 2013.

The band last played in the summer at the Hyde Park (London) closing show for the Olympics alongside Blur, New Order and Bombay Bicycle Club.

They will be performing a special show for 6 Music on the 12th December where they will take over the famous Maida Vale studios, but next May will be the first chance for people to come and see what is one of the most celebrated and revered bands the country has ever produced.

“nothing ever change” Do Nothing – The Specials

Live in 2013

10 May GLASGOW, Barrowlands 08444 999 980
13 May NEWCASTLE, O2 Academy 0844 477 2000
15 May MANCHESTER, O2 Apollo 08444 777 677
18 May LIVERPOOL, Olympia 0844 811 0051
19 May LEICESTER, De Montfort Hall 0845 413 4444
21 May BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy 0844 477 2000
23 May NEWPORT, Centre 01633 656 757
25 May MARGATE, Winter Gardens 01843 296 111
26 May PORTSMOUTH, Guildhall 0121 320 2820
28 May LONDON, O2 Brixton Academy 0844 477 2000