Ska legends the specials bring their legendary sound to  North Wales. The Ghost Town heroes will be playing Llandudno for the very first time which is a historic moment in the town’s already rich musical history.

The Specials are excited to join the alumni of performers who have also graced the stage of Venue Cymru. Still going strong for 35 years on from when the band originally split up, since their 2009 reformation they have been blowing the world away with their outstanding live shows since they reformed and toured in 2009, reacquainting the world with their musical ensemble.

The specials rose to prominence in the 70s and were stand-out figures in the already stellar music melting pot of that time.  They broke apart when Jeremy Dammers dissolved the band to persue political activism.

The Specials are renown for their 2 tone and ska revival act, their famous tracks ‘Ghost Town’, ‘A Message for you Rudy’, ‘Too Much Too Young’ ‘Free Nelson Mandela’ and ‘Gangsters.’ Their Albums ‘Specials’ and More Specials’ are considered seminal records in Britain’s pop music history.

On a lower note, these will be the first shows since the tragic loss of drummer John (Brad) Bradbury this December. Despite this, the specials have decided to push forward with these planned dates, with Vocalist Terry Hall announcing “we started working on these dates last October, everyone was really looking forward to them and then just after Christmas Brad passed away. It was just devastating but in are heart of hearts we know he would want us to continue with the plan he helped to put together.”

Libertines drummer Gary Powell will fulfil the position of drummer during upcoming tour dates.

Don’t miss this amazing musical event. Come down to this gorgeous seaside venue on 31st October 2016 at 7:00pm, and enjoy the sonic pleasures of the specials.

 

The Specials - Hyde Park, London 12/08/12 | Photo by Sara Amroussi-Gilissen

The Specials – Hyde Park, London 12/08/12 | Photo by Sara Amroussi-Gilissen

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