The Selecter & The Beat (feat Ranking Roger) set to play Brighton Dome concert

Posted On 08 Jan 2018 at 2:57 pm
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Ranking Roger of The Beat and The Selecter

Last year The Selecter teamed up with The Beat featuring Ranking Roger in the UK and Europe to give fans a rare treat, hitting the road together for a number of co-headline shows.

Originally a six-date tour, due to phenomenal demand they played nearly 40 dates together in 2017 including sold-out shows at London’s iconic Roundhouse and Amsterdam’s Melkweg.

This hugely successful pairing is now continuing into 2018 and heading worldwide with more dates in the UK, including a date at the Brighton Dome on Friday 2 March, plus tours of Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Ireland, Germany and France.

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The Beat featuring Ranking Roger released their spectacular fourth album, Bounce, the first in over 30 years, in September 2016.

The album shows off every gleaming aspect of one of the most musically diverse bands to come out of the multiracial, multicultural explosion that remade British pop from 1979 onwards.

Joining Roger in the revitalised band is his son Ranking Junior, aka Matthew Murphy, a powerhouse MC who brings to the band an update on the toasting that made Ranking Roger such a pivotal part of the original Beat.

The same energy that drove the hit singles of the 80s – Mirror In The Bathroom, Hand’s Off She’s Mine, Save It For Later and Too Nice To Talk To – is here again on the new album.

The Selecter is led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black, alongside an incredible talented band of musicians, and co-fronted by original member Arthur “Gaps” Hendrickson.

The anarchic passion that fuelled Selecter gigs during the 2 Tone era is still there, except the pair (Pauline & Gaps) are more driven than ever.

The Selecter (c) Neil McCarty

Their confidence is sky-high and they’re also said to be writing the best songs of their career, which is saying something given the enduring popularity of hits like Three Minute Hero, Missing Words, Too Much Pressure and On My Radio.

They released a new studio album, Daylight, in October 2017 – with their most urgent, politically engaged and purely uplifting music since the days of Too Much Pressure and Celebrate The Bullet.

Don’t miss arguably two of the best live bands around playing full sets of their many hits and more each night with a joint encore.

Life-long friends, The Selecter and The Beat feat. Ranking Roger are two of the main bands to come out of 2 Tone – a crucial musical and cultural movement which is still as relevant today as it was over 30 years ago.

Renowned for their energetic live shows, longevity has not diminished either band’s ability to put in a performance and get everyone in a room, or field, dancing.

For tickets to their Brighton Dome concert, click here: https://brightondome.org/event/16171/the_selecter_the_beat/

More info click here: www.theselecter.net and www.thebeatofficial.com

The Beat (photo by Jim Stokes)

The Selecter (photo by Dean Chalkley)

 

 

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