Posted in SXSW | music on January 11, 2013

The Specials @ T5 April 2010 (more by Chris La Putt)
The Specials

The Specials will be returning to North America for a tour this spring which kicks off in Chicago and will include two appearances at SXSW in Austin. No specific dates just yet -- and the first leg sounds like it's going West and not East -- but we do know that vocalist/toaster Neville Staples, who has been ill, will not be joining them.

The Specials were last in NYC in April 2010.

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Comments (17)

Adam Sandler their lead singer? He looks good in a suit!

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 11:51 AM

YES! can't freaking wait.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 11:55 AM

This is going to be special.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 12:09 PM

Those 2010 T5 shows were truly amazing!

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 12:20 PM

T5 Shows were the best of the year.....sure hope they return.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 12:26 PM

LCD was special

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 12:43 PM

No Neville and no Dammers? Ehhhhhh

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 1:23 PM

i don't get it if it's without dammers. at least terry hall is still there.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 1:58 PM

^ read the liner notes to the original albums, he wrote the majority of the songs.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 2:43 PM

This band has a revolving door of band members. No one ever permanent. This is when a band should just hang it up.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 6:56 PM

Shaddup. Dammers has been done with the band forever. 2010 shows were the whole band except for him. Neville looked like shit and mostly just hung out on the side of the stage, so I think it's probably best that he isn't touring. Anyone who saw them at T5 will could tell you that this is a band that is in no way ready to hang it up. They put on a fucking fantastic show and even with it being at that piece of shit venue, and even with it being a nostalgia tour, it was one of the best live sets i've seen to in NYC over the past 10 years.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2013 12:44 AM

Dammers wrote the songs. The songs are now written. His keyboard playing wasn't magically stellar or anything. So he's really not important to the nostalgia version of the band. T5 shows were great, hope they're back here soon.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2013 4:59 PM

This band has been around over thirty years, LCD five minutes...

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 8:28 AM

Yes!

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 8:58 AM

are the specials coming to nyc?

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2013 5:40 PM

I love it when he's in a suit.

Posted by catering winnipeg | June 26, 2013 11:29 AM

I'd forgotten just what a classic LP this was/is - thanks so much for posting´╗┐

Posted by Tu | September 11, 2014 1:31 PM

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