Posted in music | tour dates on April 19, 2010

The Specials @ Coachella (more by Rachel Carr)
The Specials

The SPECIALS first concert in Toronto in over 29 years originally scheduled for tomorrow (monday) has been POSTPONED until August 2010 due to an emergency medical ailment

The NYC shows are still on, and the Toronto show is already re-scheduled for the 4th week of August pending clearing dates/holds at the Sound Academy of which we hope to announce the re-scheduled date this Friday afternoon (4-23)

All original tickets will be honoured for the August 2010 date, and as usual full refunds will be available (starting Monday) at the original point of purchase until the end of June

Please don't e-mail any of us or call looking for more info as there is isn't any to give other than I'm personally emotionally heartbroken over the postponement, and so are all the Specials, who have been here since sat night ready to skank out - but since we've all been waiting 29 years for this re-birth, what's a couple of more months? and besides, anyone looking to hitch a ride with me to NYC Tue or Wed?

Rude Boy - Monkey Man
jc the collective

That message comes from Collective Concerts, the Canadian concert promoters (who I see also have a cancelled Chapterhouse date on May 1st). So many cancellations! They can't blame this one on the volcano. Hopefully everyone in the band is okay.

The Specials have so far played Jimmy Fallon and Coachella. Toronto and the NYC shows were all they had left on this short North American tour. As you can see above though, they will be back in August. That trip includes a NYC show too.

Videos from Coachella (where a rude boy from Yo Gabba Gabba was skanking on the side of the stage), below...

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Comments (6)

a band called HO-AG played at Cake Shop last night and they were hands down one of the best bands I have ever seen live.(I've seen lots of bands too)
In a city(NYC) overflowing with "No-Fi shitcore" bands that have no talent what so ever, Cake Shop should have been sold out for HO-AG.
It's like I'm in a bad dream where the most talented musicians don't get the attention that the paint by numbers hack job bands are getting. I need to wake up before Freddy gets me...

Posted by Disgusted by poor taste | April 19, 2010 3:15 PM

Noted "Disgusted by poor taste" but this thread is reserved for "Are The Specials playing T5 tomorrow and/or Wednesday night or aren't they" comments only. I've got tickets and years of waiting for this reunion to happen on the line.

Posted by blackhat | April 19, 2010 3:21 PM

Cool,
I'm not dissing the Specials, I hope you & everyone else reading this have fun at the show.

Posted by Disgusted by poor taste | April 19, 2010 3:26 PM

This band HO-AG needs to hire a new PR guy.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2010 3:35 PM

I second that.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2010 1:40 AM

Whats with the idle threats made by someone on your page 3 Coachella page about someone else who made a comment and there talking about IP address's?

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2010 6:30 AM

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