The Beat announce rescheduled 40th anniversary tour – Brighton date included

Posted On 10 Mar 2021 at 5:56 pm

Dave Wakeling of The Beat

Legendary 2-Tone Punk Ska Reggae Group The Beat led by vocalist Dave Wakeling celebrate their 40th Anniversary with the announcement of an 21 date UK tour. They will be here in Brighton at the ever popular Concorde 2 venue on Wednesday 7th July 2021.

The Beat formed in 1979 and released their debut single, an infectious cover of the Smokey Robinson classic ‘Tears Of A Clown’ on 2-Tone Records which went straight into the UK national charts at No.6. Along with their contemporaries The Specials, Madness, and The Selecter, The Beat became an overnight sensation.

The Beat albums

Over the course of the next five years The Beat released three studio albums ‘I Just Can’t Stop It’, ‘Wha’ppen?’ and ‘Special Beat Service’. The Beat toured the world alongside artists such as The Clash, The Police, The Specials, The Pretenders, REM, Talking Heads, and David Bowie.

The Beat enjoyed a series of classic hit singles between 1979-1983 such as Mirror In The Bathroom‘, ‘Best Friend’, ‘Can’t Get Used To Losing You’, ‘Hands Off…She’s Mine’, ‘Too Nice To Talk To’, ‘Drowning’, ‘Doors Of Your Heart’, ‘Save It For Later’, ‘I Confess’, ‘Stand Down Margaret’ and ‘Twist And Crawl’.

Get tickets for the 40th anniversary tour for one of the most popular and influential bands of the 2-Tone Ska movement HERE.

Tickets for the Concorde 2 Brighton gig can also be purchased from the venue HERE.

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Tour flyer

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