Gone maybe Rico, Jerry Dammers and Neville Staples but The Specials are back on the road with their latest album ‘Encore’. The ever-lugubrious Terry Hall is worth seeing by himself let alone with the brilliant Lynval Golding and Horace Panter.
It feels like a long time ago, but it’s only been two years since the band first came to Brighton to promote the album (at a show we reviewed here). This time round we’re expecting a similar mix of fresh newbies and crowd-pleasing ska classics.
The album itself has since become critically acclaimed and has arguably fused the 40-year history of the band with the current malaise. In the words of Golding: “As a band, making this record, it’s the closest we’ve ever been.”
Brighton Centre, Saturday 4th September 2021
Tickets available here