THE SELECTER & THE BEAT
Age restriction 14+
Chalk Farm Road, Camden NW18EH London
Starts Friday, 27/01/17 10:00
The Selecter / The Beat feat Ranking Roger
2 Tone legends The Selecter and The Beat are teaming up in 2017 to give fans a rare treat, hitting the road together for a number of dates around the UK and Ireland. After selling out their first London show in record time they have announced a show at the iconic Roundhouse in Camden on Friday 06 October 2017. The Selecter used The Roundhouse basement tunnels back in 1981 to film the promotional video for Celebrate The Bullet from their 2nd album of the same name so for them it feels like a homecoming, and the Roundhouse Studios will always have a place in the Beat’s heart as it was here their first two hugely successful albums were recorded. It’s also where The Specials, Madness and The Selecter rehearsed for the legendary 40 date 2 Tone tour in 1979.
Life-long friends, they are two of the main bands to come out of 2 Tone – a crucial musical and cultural movement which is still as relevant today as it was over 30 years ago. Renowned for their energetic live shows, don’t miss arguably two of the best live bands around playing full sets each of their many hits and more.
The Selecter is led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black, alongside an incredible talented band of musicians, and co-fronted by original member Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson. The anarchic passion that fuelled Selecter gigs during the 2 Tone era is still there, except the pair (Pauline & Gaps) are more driven than ever. Their confidence is sky-high and they’re also writing the best songs of their career, which is saying something given the enduring popularity of hits like Three Minute Hero, Missing Words and On My Radio. Their latest album, Subculture, was mixed by UK dub-master Prince Fatty and released to critical acclaim in June 2015. The Beat fronted by Ranking Roger released their spectacular fourth album Bounce (the first in over 30 years) in September 2016. The album shows off every gleaming aspect of one of the most musically diverse bands to come out of the multiracial, multicultural explosion that remade British pop from 1979 onwards. Joining Roger in the revitalised band is his son Ranking Junior AKA Matthew Murphy a powerhouse MC who brings to the band an update on the toasting that made Ranking Roger such a pivotal part of the original Beat. The same energy that drove the hit singles of the 80s; Mirror In The Bathroom, Stand Down Margaret and Too Nice To Talk To – is here again on the new album.
Ticket limit per person 8
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