English Beat Schedule
English Beat is recognized as having made significant contributions to the ska revival movement.
As early ska revivalist pioneers, English Beat came out with a slew of monster hits in the U.K., including "Mirror in the
Bathroom." Their tunes mash reggae, soul, pop and punk rock together, and their lyrics cover hot-button sociopolitical issues
and romantic themes.
Don't miss a beat and catch this legendary band in action by checking out venues like the: Red
Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado; Jazzbones in Tacoma, Washington; Wonder Ballroom in Portland, Oregon; Beachland
Tavern and Ballroom in Cleveland, Ohio; and Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, New York. If you'd like to stay close to English Beat's
upcoming schedule, make sure you sign up for event updates through StubHub. That way, you won't miss out on English Beat when
they head to your neck of the woods.
English Beat Background
English Beat surfaced in 1978. They were
originally known as the Beat but modified their name to avoid being mistaken for the a band fronted by Paul Collins. The diverse
band crafted an authentic sound by switching up lead vocals between punk toaster/rapper Ranking Roger and guitarist Dave Wakeling.
They were further backed by a solid lineup comprised of David Steele (bass); Andy Cox (guitar); and Everett Morton (drums).
The band also enlisted Saxa, a saxophonist who had previously jammed with Desmond Dekker and Prince Buster. The band seamlessly
crossed over genres, shifting between punk, reggae, pop and soul. A contagious dance rhythm was the result. Along with their
musical comrades Madness, The Specials and The Selecter, English Beat catapulted to stardom overnight, becoming one of the
most coveted and inspirational bands of the ska era.
By the time Christmas rolled around in 1979, the group was making
waves on all of the U.K. charts with their debut track, Tears of a Clown. They spent the next five years hitting the road
and recording three studio albums. They became globetrotters, touring with iconic bands like The Police, R.E.M., The Talking
Heads, The Clash, David Bowie, The Pretenders and more. The group kept the momentum going by releasing infectious tunes like
"Mirror in the Bathroom," "I Confess," "Stand Down Margaret," "Can't Get Used to Losing You," and "Save it for Later."
has it that Dave Wakeling said, "Every great band only has three really good albums." Following that philosophy, English Beat
called it a day after they released their third album. But, lucky for fans, that wasn't the final word from the band.
Beat, Dave Wakeling established General Public along with Ranking Roger. General Public rocketed right out of the gate with
plenty of hits. Not surprisingly, the other members didn't sit back idly either. Cox and Steele collaborated with Roland Gift
to found the Fine Young Cannibals. While Morton and Saxa started up their own band, International Beat. Collectively, all
of the newly formed bands landed multi-platinum record sales and played to sell-out crowds around the planet.
2003, English Beat reunited and toured the U.K. Today, Dave Wakeling soldiers on, preserving the beat, touring the globe as
The English Beat. He plays all the monster hits of The Beat, General Public as well as his original material.
English Beat's discography is comprised of: I Just Can't Stop It (1980); Wha'ppen? (1981); Special Beat
Service (1982); For Crying Out Loud (scheduled for release in 2015).
English Beat Trivia
Did you know
that English Beat used the funds that were made off the successful track, "Stand Down Margaret," to support the Committee
for Nuclear Disarmament? Yes, it's true. They were very well known for offering their music to support causes near and dear
to their hearts.
English Beat Concert Experience
Imagine that English Beat is just minutes away from hitting
the stage, with the buzz of the crowd reaching unparalleled levels as everyone waits in eager anticipation. Sure, you could
be home wondering what it's like to actually be there to watch English Beat energize their ravenous fan base with their authentic
sound, but it's a completely different experience to actually be there so you can see it all for yourself.
always delivers on the showmanship, excitement and solid music you look for in a live concert.So drop that bag of chips, get
off the couch and head out for a night of captivating music by the English Beat. The concert experience is nothing short of
spectacular, as any fan can confirm, but it's still something that you have to embrace if you want to truly appreciate. When
a talented group like English Beat takes the stage, the vibe is ever-present, giving you plenty of reasons to click off the
big-screen and head out to see it all happen up close and personal as English Beat looks to put on yet another fantastic show
for their devout fan base.As always, you find your English Beat tickets right here on StubHub. Get them today!