Sat 16th Mar at 8:30pm
@ The Robin 2, Wolverhampton
Also appearing: X.O.V.A.
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String Theory Tour: The Selecter + X.O.V.A.
Pop/ska/2-tone legends The Selecter have announced details of a major UK tour in March 2013. Comprising 20-dates, the tour will see the band perform across the length and breadth of the UK, from Exeter to Glasgow.
The tour is in support of the release of The Selecter's forthcoming studio album, 'String Theory', due for release in February. String Theory is a collection of 10 new songs, all of which connect with the band's past, while saying something about today. Recording began immediately in the aftermath of the band's sell-out 2012 'Made In Britain Tour', with Producer/engineer Neil Pyzer once again at the helm. Many of the new songs beg to be played live and will get an outing on the forthcoming tour, alongside all the hits from their classic back catalogue.'
The Selecter are both tied to and very proud of their past, to the acknowledgement of 2-tone and all that it meant to their fans, but they continue to look forward into an unknown future, safe in the knowledge that a common thread runs through their work, which will never be severed. How long is a piece of string? As far as The Selecter needs to carry on the discussion about our changing world in which racism and sexism should have no place.
Formed in Coventry in 1979 The Selecter spearheaded the 2-tone movement along with The Specials and Madness. Fronted by Pauline Black, they first hit the airwaves with 'On My Radio', followed by countless other hit singles. Mixing punk, ska and reggae, their debut album 'Too Much Pressure' successfully reflected the social and political issues of the early Thatcher years in Britain and gave a voice to disaffected youth across the racial divide.
The band split at the height of their popularity in 1981 but are now reformed and touring again with original lead singers Pauline Black and Arthur 'Gaps' Hendrickson.
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XOVA are six guys from Birmingham (Wayne, Mikey, Stuart, Skins, Boot & James) who came together from various other bands (including, Apache Indian, Pato Banton). They have performed at many of the large European festivals, as well playing some fantastic venues throughout the UK. XOVA mix many different styles of music in an innovative way.
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