UB40 fans are in for a treat

UB40 play Blackpool Opera House
UB40 play Blackpool Opera House
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Fans of UK reggae stars UB40 are in for ‘one big party’ tomorrow night, as they return to Blackpool, playing the Opera House.

A limited number of tickets remain for the show, which lead singer Robin Campbell said will feature a mix of tracks from their 30-year, 40 top 40 singles, back catalogue

“We dip into as many UB40 albums from over the years as we can and try to play something for everyone,” he said.

“We always have the audience up, dancing and singing along – and Blackpool will be no different.

“It will be like one big party.”

And a return to the resort marks something of a move away from the arena venues the act has played in more recent years.

“We haven’t been to Blackpool for quite a long time, because of doing the larger venues, we tended to go to Manchester. So it will be really great to get back to Blackpool again.

“What’s really great is when we look on Facebook, we see people commenting saying they are coming to see us at towns like Blackpool, who haven’t seen us in their home town for years and they are really excited about it.”

There have been challenges over the length of their career – last year the band launched legal proceedings against Campbell’s brother Ali, who left in 2008 – replaced by another brother Duncan – and former members Mickey Virtue and Astro, over the use of the band name. The case looks likely to go to the High Court.

Hits include Red Red Wine, I Got You Babe, Don’t Break My Heart and Kingston Town.

Visit www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk or call the box office 0844 856 1111 for tickets.