The Selecter announce new album and UK tour

The Selecter announce new album and UK tour

The Selecter pioneered the ska revival movement alongside label mates The Specials and Madness, and were responsible for some of the scene’s classic hits, including ‘On My Radio’, ‘Three Minute Hero’, ‘Missing Words’ & ‘Too Much Pressure’.

The Selecter’s iconic front woman Pauline Black is reverently referred to as the Queen of Ska – and with good reason, with Rolling Stone Magazine declaring, “Hands down, Pauline Black possessed the best voice that ever graced a 2-Tone release” and Gwen Stefani citing her as one of her formative influences.

In 2010, Black reunited with the band’s co-singer, the brilliantly charismatic Gaps Hendrickson known for his incisive toasting on the mic, to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their classic ‘Too Much Pressure’. Since then, this refreshed and revitalised line-up have been the recipients of a wave of critical and popular acclaim for their brilliant 2011 album ‘Made In Britain’

The Selecter announce new album and UK tour

As a thank you to their fans, both old and new, in October 2012, they embark on a brand new 11 date tour in support of their new album ‘Live In Britain’, which showcases the best of their incendiary ‘live’ set recorded on their sell-out ‘Made In Britain’ tour in March 2012; LTW took the opportunity during this tour to ask Pauline about the albums that influenced her life and continue to have a bearing on gher to this day; see which releases she chose (My Top 10)

The 2-tone legacy continues because the idea of multiculturalism began when black and white youth, who had grown up in Britain decided to get together and make music that reflected their particular world. The Selecter seeks to continue that conversation and carry their “Multiculturalism rules!” message forward to a new generation & with an upcoming first ever tour of Australia in Nov 2012 and America in 2013, spread that message to the rest of the world.

The Selecter – Made In Britain Tour Dates – October 2012

Oct 4th 02 Academy Leicester 08444999999
Oct 5th Carnival Artz Centre Luton 01582437100
Oct 7th 02 Academy Oxford 08444999999
Oct 11th The Crypt (Town hall) Middlesbrough 08442485055
Oct 12th Picturedrome Holmfirth 08444780898
Oct 13th Band On The Wall Manchester 08452500500
Oct 14th The Venue Derby 013322035
Oct 18th Old Fire Station Bournemouth 08444999999
Oct 19th The Wharf Tavistock 01822611166
Oct 20th Queens Hall Narberth 01834869323
Oct 21st Komedia Bath 08452938480

Advance tickets are on sale now.

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


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