Tickets: $70 / $60
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Reunited under the name UB40, the group they founded in 1979, Ali Campbell, Astro, and Mickey Virtue instantly settled into their reggaefied pop-rock on 2014's Silhouette, an inspired mix of freshly minted songs and sparkling cover versions of rock and soul classics. Ali’s voice, described by Astro as being “like a fine wine” (red, presumably), remains as strong as ever—rich, melodic, and instantly recognizable. With the redoubtable Astro lending strong vocal support and Mickey’s keyboards to the fore in a new band that includes a three-piece horn section, their lithe but potent sound should delight fans old and new.
“Silhouette is like a continuation of the solo albums Ali has made since leaving the old band,” adds Mickey. “Musically, he’s been really consistent. Ali’s genius is the way he can work a set of lyrics around a great melody. Any song he sings could easily be a UB40 tune.”