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The Specials

Sat 04 Sep 2021
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The Specials

Sat 04 Sep 2021 Doors 7:00pm

"Love is so much more powerful than hate. Hate is destruction and love is production." Lynval Golding.

Following the release of their eighth studio album Encore last year to critical acclaim, the band comprised of Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Horace Panter, hit the road again.

The genius of the Specials is that they are still observers, not commentators and they know what pop music is. Influential, important and exhilarating live, they are a band embedded in this country's DNA. It is impossible to envisage the musical landscape without them, from the startling, angular Gangsters in 1979 to their swan song, the epoch-making Ghost Town in 1981. They infused ska with punk, homegrown political anxiety with wider issues. The skill of re-contextualising what has gone before and writing new songs that fuse this heritage with all that is current. Throughout the decades the Specials' influence has never gone away. And we need it.

"I'm aware our work has been out there for forty years and I'm so grateful for what we've done, I pinch myself sometimes," says Lynval. "I can pat myself on the back now, and say 'Well done,' because that what my father says to me. As a band, making this record, it was the closest we'd ever been."

"That's the thing with the Specials," says Horace. "We are three very different people, but you put us together and we become the greatest rock 'n' roll band in the world, as far as I'm concerned. Something remarkable happens."

*including a reduced booking fee of 10%

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Age Restriction: 14+ in standing area Standing or Seating Timings: Doors 7:00pm Curfew: 11pm Tickets on sale: 11 Sep 2020 at 10:00

Tickets can be purchased (subject to availability), in person over the counter at the Brighton Centre Box Office at the front of the venue on Kings Road, which is open Monday to Saturday 10am-4pm. Booking Fees are not applicable on payments made over the counter (in person) at the Venue Box Office during opening hours. If children under 14yrs are attending an event at the Brighton Centre, they must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+).

From £46.75*
(Incl. 11.5% Booking Fee) + Fulfilment BUY TICKETS
Age Restriction: 14+ in standing area Standing or Seating Timings: Doors 7:00pm Curfew: 11pm Tickets on sale: 11 Sep 2020 at 10:00

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