UB40 tickets are still among the fastest-selling Reggae tickets after all these years. The Reggae/Ska outfit, who emerged from the British Midlands at the height of the Thatcherite unemployment crisis are hitting the road in 2009! "Signing on the dole" in England back then entailed filling out a form which bore the number UB40 - and from this the band took their name. Kids the length of Britain would hum those saxaphone tunes as they, too, signed on for unemployment benefit, but now they had a voice. UB40 concert tickets predictably sold by the thousands, as a new scene began to form. UB40 tour dates were the focus of the youth, with the 1981 nationwide British riots erupting as a backdrop to a generation in chaos, but maintaining a sense of style. The look was sleek and different; suits, ties, smart shoes and designer tennis shirts associated with "bad boys" or "rude boys". It was a timely twist in fashion sensibilities and it complemented the Ska sound pefectly. Among the leaders of that scene, UB40 tickets were worth their weight in gold. Now, the UB40 tour dates 2009 are all lined up right here, so put on your pork pie hat and loafers and head on out!
In 1978 it was hard to imagine there being a demand for UB40 tickets, but life was changing; Birmingham's racial minorities were hit hard by the coming recession, and by 1979 Ska bands were forming to sing about the turbulence in their lives. UB40 were joined by The Beat (called The English Beat in the US) and, dressed in Fred Perry and two-tone pants, they sparked the 2-Tone Ska revolution, together with their white counterparts. The Reggae/Ska scene in the Midlands, including Coventry's The Specials and Selecter, was one of the major voices speaking out against Thatcher and her destructive policies, and the kids of Britain jumped aboard with relish. UB40 tickets were snapped up, and the band appeared regularly on Top of the Pops, a mass of horn-blowing cool dudes in narrow lapels and inch-wide ties. The timing couldn't be better. This latest UB40 concert tour will bring those days back again, so hurry and find cheap UB40 tickets now, before they're gone.