by Black Bubblegum

The English Beat
The English Beat

Yesterday we were talking about a reunion of The Specials, as part of their 30th anniversary. The band aren't touring in the US (so far), but another pair of 2 Tone bands are... The English Beat and Bad Manners. Tickets are on sale for a NYC show at Irving Plaza on Feb 6th, 2009... part of a larger late-January/early-February tour that will also take the band to The Crazy Donkey in Farmingdale on Feb 5th. And if you haven't planned your New Years Eve yet, The English Beat are also playing The Klein in Bridgeport, CT, on December 31, 2008 (tickets here).

For those of you who like your ska in heaping doses, The Knitting Factory has your fix with "3 Floors of Ska" on Dec 29th featuring Westbound Train, King Django, Hub City Stompers, Bluebeats, Royal City Riot, Bigger Thomas featuring Roy Radics, Void Union, Allstonians, The Attack & Skanotto. Tickets are also on sale.

All English Beat tour dates below...

The English Beat - "Save It For Later"

December 19 2008 Private, Malibu, California
December 20 2008 Key Club, West Hollywood, California
December 31 2008 The Klein, Bridgeport, Connecticut
January 22 2009 Granada Theatre, Dallas, Texas*
January 23 2009 House of Blues, New Orleans, Louisiana*
January 24 2009 The Loft, Atlanta, Georgia*
January 25 2009 Jannus Landing, St. Petersburg, Florida*
January 27 2009 Chili Pepper Supper Club, Cocoa Beach, Florida*
January 28 2009 Culture Room, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida*
January 30 2009 Rams Head Live, Baltimore, Maryland*
January 31 2009 Toad's Place Richmond, Richmond, Virginia*
February 2 2009 Birchmere, Alexandria, Virginia*
February 3 2009 World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania*
February 5 2009 The Crazy Donkey, Farmingdale, New York*
February 6 2009 The Fillmore at Irving Plaza, New York, New York*
February 7 2009 Stone Pony, Asbury, New Jersey*
March 21 2009 Private, Malibu, California
* w/ Bad Manners

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