The Specials Play First Reunion Show

No Dammers, but the boys kick off tour in Newcastle

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The Specials began their comeback reunion tour at the Newcastle Academy on Wednesday (April 22).

Terry Hall led the band through a greatest hits set starting with “Do The Dog” and encoring with 1980 No.1 “Too Much Too Young”.

The Specials will also play in Sheffield, Birmingham and Manchester before a five night stand at London’s Brixton Academy.


The 30th anniversary tour finale will take place in Coventry on May 15th, however the band are booked to play a handful of festivals this Summer, including V Festival.

The anticipated reunion shows are all sold-out:

NEWCASTLE, Academy (April 22)


SHEFFIELD, Academy (23)

BIRMINGHAM, Academy (25, 26)

GLASGOW, Academy (28, 29)

MANCHESTER, Apollo (May 3, 4)

LONDON, Brixton Academy (6, 7, 8, 11, 12)

COVENTRY, Ricoh Arena (15)

The Specials first night set list was:

‘Do The Dog’

‘Dawning Of A New Era’


‘It’s Up To You’

‘Rat Race’

‘Monkey Man’

‘Blank Expression’

‘Too Hot’

‘Doesn’t Make It Alright’

‘Concrete Jungle’

‘Friday Night Saturday Morning’


‘Man At C&A’

‘A Message To You Rudy’

‘Do Nothing’

‘Hey Little Rich Girl’

‘Nite Klub’

‘You’re Wondering Now’

‘Ghost Town’

‘Too Much Too Young’

‘Skinhead Moonstomp’

‘Enjoy Yourself’

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