Named after the unemployment benefit form, reggae outfit UB40 are one of the most successful British groups of all time, having garnered record sales of over 100 million over the course of their career, which spans more than 35 years.
Formed in Birmingham in the late 1970s, the group are best known for their pop- reggae covers of songs like Red Red Wine, Can’t Help Falling in Love and I Got You Babe. They may have been sneered at by some, but there’s no denying the huge influence this Birmingham eight-piece have had on popularising reggae in Britain and in fact, all around the world. They’ve had hits everywhere from New Zealand to the Netherlands; earning themselves five Grammy Award nominations and a special place in the heart of many – and this year they’re back on the road again.
Join them at the Corn Exchange on 12 May when they’ll revisit their huge back catalogue of hits for a show that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Tickets start at £32.50.