The Specials @ Hyde Park, London 8/12/2012 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)

UK ska legends The Specials are currently on tour in North America (without co-vocalist Neville Staples, unfortunately), having already played Chicago and SXSW. For New Yorkers feeling ignored by the band, fear not -- they just announced a summer outdoor show at Pier 26 at Hudson River Park on July 17. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale on Wednesday (3/27) at noon with the regular on-sale starting Friday (3/29) at noon.

That's the only summer North American date we've heard so far but their upcoming tour schedule is below.


The Specials - 2013 Tour Dates
March 26: Roseland Theater, Portland, OR
March 27: Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA
March 29: The Commodore, Vancouver, B.C.
March 30: The Vogue, Vancouver, B.C.
May 10: Barrowland, Glasgow, UK
May 13: O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK
May 15: O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK
May 18: Olympia, Liverpool, UK
May 19: De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK
May 21: O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK
May 23: Centre, Newport, UK
May 25: Winter Gardens, Margate, UK
May 26: Guildhall, Portsmouth, UK
May 28: O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK
May 29: O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK
July 17: Pier 26 @ Hudson River Park, NYC

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