The Specials Announce UK 2009 Tour!

Original line-up will reunite for the first time since 1981

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The Specials‘ original line-up are reforming for a UK tour next year.

The legendary Coventry group will play eight dates around England and Scotland, beginning in Newcastle on April 22.

Formed in 1977, the band released two albums, “The Specials” and “More Specials”, before splitting in 1981.

The reunited band will play:

Newcastle Academy (April 22)
Sheffield Academy (23)
Birmingham Academy (25, 26)
Glasgow Academy (28)
Manchester Apollo (May 3)
London Brixton Academy (6, 7)

Tickets for the gigs go on sale on December 11.

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