The legendary UB40 will return to New Zealand next month and just announced as their support act is Aotearoa’s very own House of Shem.
UB40 will play Horncastle Arena in Christchurch on Friday, November 17 and TrustsArena in Auckland on Saturday, November 18.
UB40 was at the forefront of the global reggae revival throughout the 80s and 90s, becoming a household name with hits such as ‘Red Red Wine’, ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’, ‘Kingston Town’ and ‘Here I Am’.
Filling the charts with their own songs and creating seminal versions of some of the world’s greatest tunes, UB40 crossed radio formats and their songs are still blasted on the airwaves to this day. Following the replacement of long-time lead singer Ali Campbell with his brother Duncan Campbell in 2008, the band continues to tour the world with its founding members, Robin Campbell, Earl Falconer, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown and Norman Hassan.
UB40 will be joined on their New Zealand tour by Kiwi reggae act House of Shem.
Formed in 2005, the trio gained notoriety in 2008 with their debut album, KEEP IT RISING. The band went on to release a string of successful songs and records, earning two Gold albums certifications, as well as several Maori Music Awards and nominations in the VNZMAs.
They’ve also taken Kiwi reggae to the world, touring the United States and Europe and playing international festivals such as Reggae on the River and Island Reggae Fest.
In 2017 House of Shem released new music, including the single ‘Anything You Ask For’, written, recorded and self-produced in Hawaii.
Don’t miss your chance to see two of the world’s finest reggae bands sharing the same stages in New Zealand this November.
UB40 – ‘THE HITS & MORE’ TOUR 2017
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS, HOUSE OF SHEM
Friday November 17 – Horncastle Arena, Christchurch
Saturday November 18 – The Trusts Arena, Auckland