After starting as a small band in Birmingham, UB40 has been a defining voice in reggae pop. UB40 has released over 50 songs that have landed on the UK Singles Chart and has crafted a legacy that wraps around the world. Pick up your cheap UB40 tickets today to experience one of their soulful jam concerts for yourself!
Claiming the title of reggae kings
In 1978 in Birmingham, England, eight friends began jamming together on reggae hits and original music. These jam sessions morphed into a real band, the name UB40 taken from the form used to collect UK unemployment benefits. UB40 played its first show in 1979, but it was when Chrissie Hynde caught a pub show and invited them to open for The Pretenders that they were able to build a national fan base. Their second album, Signing Off, cemented their popularity in the UK, and soon after their success jumped across the Atlantic. Covers like "Red Red Wine," "Can't Help Falling in Love," and "I Got You Babe," made them international superstars. The band suffered a lineup change in 2008 when frontman Ali Campbell departed to work on a solo career, but the group responded by putting Campbell's brother Duncan in the vocalist's role.
With over 70 million records sold, UB40 is one of the most successful reggae bands of all time. UB40 has garnered a Brit Award nomination, four Grammy nominations, and hundreds of thousands of fans all over the world. Get your cheap UB40 tickets here to groove along with these reggae kings live!