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As the famous saying goes “old is gold”, it is indeed proven by the music industry where artists and bands who came to light as long ago as the sixties and seventies are still rocking the music scene. Amongst such gifted and talented performers is the British band UB40 hailing from Birmingham, which dates back to 1978. It has undoubtedly conquered the reggae/pop genre of music with over fifty of its singles making it to the UK Singles Chart and has thus established itself as a band of international acclaim. Having sold more than seventy million records to fans worldwide, UB40 falls in the line of the top-selling musicians in the world. Grab your UB40 tickets today to catch these amazing performers as they come to rock your city!
The band started off in the seventies as a group of friends jamming together and performing at small gigs and pubs. They named themselves after the form issued by the UK government’s Department of Health and Social Security to the ones seeking unemployment benefits. The acronym UB40 therefore means to stand for Unemployment Benefit Form 40. UB40 got their first commercial break when they were discovered by Chrissie Hynde while performing at a local pub. The generous star took immediate liking to the talented group and gave them the opportunity to perform as a supporting band for her group - The Pretenders, which the group seized with both hands.
UB40 became an instant hit with their debut single "Food for Thought" that won over the hearts of millions of fans upon its release after which there was no looking back for the band. They went on to produce one hit after another with outstanding compositions like "Can't Help Falling in Love" and "Red Red Wine". Both these singles won the top place on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts and also bagged the first position on the UK Singles Chart along with the band’s hit number "I Got You Babe".
The band’s debut album was strategically titled “Signing off” which signified the group’s retirement from unemployment. Holding true to its name, the album actually allowed the band to end their claim to the unemployment benefit by becoming a huge success. The album made it to as high as number two on the UK Albums Chart and was certified platinum. UB40’s next album Labor of Love which was a compilation of cover songs not only strengthened their fame in the UK but also established them as a talented group in the United States. The album not only topped the UK Albums Chart but also landed on number eight on the US Billboard 200.
UB40’s most acclaimed single has been their hit reggae/pop song "(I Can't Help) Falling In Love With You" which became a number one success worldwide and was featured as the title song for Sharon Stone’s famous movie “Sliver”. The band has had the honor of sharing the stage with famous performers like Cas Haley on huge platforms like America's Got Talent’s season finale. UB40 has also closely worked with the legendary artist Maxi Priest with whom they performed at fully sold out concerts at NEC Birmingham. The band achieved milestones with their great contributions to music and even qualified as a nominee for the Grammy Awards’ Reggae category in 2006 for their magnificent album ‘Who You Fighting For’.
UB40’s music was initially a resulting product influenced by the numerous blues parties that the band members had attended during their teen years. However, the band still established and maintained its uniqueness with a wide use instruments like of analogue synthesizers, dub producer techniques, psychedelic rock guitar and the saxophone. Consisting of members belonging to a diverse ethnic backgrounds such as English, Scottish, Irish, Yemeni and Jamaican, the band has successfully made a mark in the music industry with its extraordinary compositions. Reserve your UB40 tickets today to experience and fall in love with their unique music.
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