Dave Wakeling – the songwriter and lead-singer of The Beat - returns to the UK this September for a full UK tour, where he will be showcasing new material due for release in 2016.
The singer, songwriter and guitarist behind the biggest 1980s 2-Tone Band, The Beat, known in the US as The English Beat, Dave Wakeling is the consummate showman, touring the world with an all-star line-up, performing all the hits of The Beat and a host of new songs.
The English Beat will play an extensive run of UK dates including shows at O2 Academy venues in Liverpool, Sheffield, London, Oxford, Bristol, Newcastle, Leeds and Dave’s hometown and the birthplace of many Beat lyrics and classics, Birmingham - as well as smaller venues like Hebden Bridge Trades Club on Friday, September 11.The band has been busy in the studio working on the new album due for release early next year.
With a batch of new songs under their belt including ‘Every Time You Told Me’, ‘Dem Call It Ska’ and ‘Redemption Time’, the band are more excited than ever to return to their home shores. There will also be a special download link to exclusive unreleased tracks forevery ticket buyer. With a unique energy, pure melody, passion and politics, it’s impossible to forget the
genius of UK Top 10 singles, ‘Mirror in the Bathroom’, ‘Hands Off She’s Mine’ and ‘Too Nice To Talk To’, before The Beat disbanded in 1983.
The Beat’s autumn tour will celebrate the 36th anniversary of their first show. Tel: 01422 845265.