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Dave Wakeling preps 1st new English Beat LP in 35 years, shares 1st single, touring

Dave Wakeling is set to release the first new English Beat album since 1982. Here We Go Love is out June 15 and finds him revisiting the ska sound of the band’s early days as well as the more pop-oriented direction of Special Beat Service. While Wakeling is the only original member of The English Beat in the current lineup, the album does feature Roddy ‘Radiation’ Byers of The Specials. Tou can listening to the album’s opening track, “How Can You Stand There?,” and check out album art and tracklist, below.

The English Beat are on tour now, playing West Coast dates ahead of a UK tour, and then they’ll be back in North America for a summer tour that includes a Brooklyn show at The Bell House on June 24. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday, May 11 at 10 AM.

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HERE WE GO LOVE tracklist:
1. how can you stand there?
2. the one and the only
3. redemption time
4. if killing worked
5. here we go love
6. never die
7. the love you give
8. you really oughtta know
9. you’re stuck
10. every time you told me
11. dem call it ska
12. drive her away
13. be there for you

The English Beat – 2018 Tour Dates
MAY 11 Libbey Bowl Friday, 7:00PM Ojai, CA
MAY 12 The Canyon Santa Clarita Saturday, 9:00PM Santa Clarita, CA
MAY 18 THE COACH HOUSE Friday, 8:00PM San Juan Capistrano, CA
MAY 19 Saint Rocke Saturday, 8:30PM Hermosa Beach, CA
MAY 25 Club Academy Friday, 7:00PM Manchester, United Kingdom
MAY 26 BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend – Perth Saturday, 7:00PM Scone Palace, United Kingdom
MAY 27 Warehouse 23 Sunday, 7:00PM Wakefield, United Kingdom
MAY 29 02 Academy2 Tuesday, 7:00PM Newcastle, United Kingdom
MAY 31 02 ABC Thursday, 7:00PM Glasgow, United Kingdom
JUN 01 02 Academy2 Friday, 7:00PM Liverpool, United Kingdom
JUN 02 02 Academy2 Saturday, 7:00PM Birmingham, United Kingdom
JUN 03 02 academy2 Sunday, 7:00PM Sheffield, United Kingdom
JUN 06 Opera House Wednesday, 7:00PM Cork, Ireland
JUN 07 The Button Factory Thursday, 7:00PM Dublin, Ireland
JUN 09 ULU Saturday, 7:00PM London, United Kingdom
JUN 10 Waterfront Sunday, 7:00PM Norwich, United Kingdom
JUN 11 The State Theatre Monday, 7:00PM Falls Church, VA
JUN 12 PJ Molloys Tuesday, 7:00PM Dunfermline, United Kingdom
JUN 13 The Lemon Tree Wednesday, 7:00PM Aberdeen, United Kingdom
JUN 15 Exeter Phoenix Friday, 7:00PM Exeter, United Kingdom
JUN 16 Clwb Ifor Bach Saturday, 7:00PM Cardiff, United Kingdom
JUN 17 Concorde 2 Sunday, 7:00PM Brighton, United Kingdom
JUN 22 Underground Arts Friday, 7:00PM Philadelphia, PA
JUN 23 The Sinclair Saturday, 7:00PM Cambridge, MA
JUN 24 The Bell House Sunday, 7:00PM Brooklyn, NY
JUN 28 The Rose Thursday, 7:00PM Pasadena, CA
JUN 28 The Rose Thursday, 7:00PM Pasadena, CA
JUN 29 The Cave Friday, 7:00PM Big Bear Lake, CA
JUN 30 Romano’s Saturday, 7:00PM Riverside, CA
JUL 06 The Metro Friday, 7:00PM Chicago, IL
JUL 07 First Ave Saturday, 7:00PM Minneapolis, MN
JUL 07 The Kent Stage Saturday, 8:00PM Kent, OH
JUL 10 The Kent Stage Tuesday, 8:00PM Kent, OH
JUL 11 Turner Ballroom Wednesday, 7:00PM Milwaukee, WI
JUL 12 The Slowdown Thursday, 7:00PM Omaha, NE
JUL 15 The Gothic Sunday, 7:00PM Denver, CO
JUL 16 The Complex Monday, 7:00PM Salt Lake City, UT
JUL 18 Salem’s Riverfront Park Wednesday, 7:00PM Salem, OR
JUL 19 Irvine Regional Park Thursday, 5:00PM Orange, CA
JUL 20 The Showbox Friday, 7:00PM Seattle, WA
JUL 25 The Kessler Wednesday, 7:00PM Dallas, TX
JUL 26 THE SCOOT INN Thursday, 7:00PM Austin, TX
JUL 27 Heights Theatre Friday, 7:00PM Houston, TX
JUL 29 The Masquerade Sunday, 7:00PM Atlanta, GA
JUL 30 House of Blues Monday, 7:00PM New Orleans, LA
AUG 07 The Chicken Box Tuesday, 10:30PM Nantucket, MA
AUG 08 The Chicken Box Wednesday, 10:30PM Nantucket, MA
AUG 09 Payomet PAC Thursday, 7:00PM North Truro, MA
AUG 10 Ocean Mist Friday, 7:00PM Narragansett Pier, RI
AUG 17 Santa Cruz Boardwalk Friday, 7:00PM Santa Cruz, CA
AUG 24 Ace of Spades Friday, 7:00PM Sacramento, CA
SEP 14 KAABOO Del Mar Friday, 7:00PM Del Mar, CA
NOV 03 “80s In the Sand” at Breathless Resort Saturday, 7:00PM Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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