Monday, October 11, 2010

5:49 PM

UB40 @ Matine216

British reggae band UB40 is back again to meet their Turkish fans at Matine 216. 

Formed in 1978 in Birmingham, the band has placed more than 50 singles in the UK Singles Chart, and has also achieved considerable international success. One of the world's best-selling music artists, UB40 have sold over 70 million records. Their No. 1 hit singles include "Red Red Wine", "Can't Help Falling in Love" and "I Got You Babe".

The name "UB40" was selected in reference to the document issued to people claiming unemployment benefit 
from the UK government's Department of Health and Social Security (DHSS) at the time of the band's formation. The designation UB40 stood for Unemployment Benefit, Form 40. Their first album was titled "Signing Off", as the band were signing off from or closing their claim on the unemployment benefit.

Despite great success in the UK, UB40's popularity in the United States was only established after they 
released Labour of Love, an album of cover songs, in 1983. The album featured the song "Red Red Wine", a cover version of a Neil Diamond song; it stayed on the charts for over a hundred weeks. 

In 2008 it was announced that Ali Campbell would be leaving the group after 30 years. It was originally stated that this was in order for Campbell to concentrate on solo projects.

In April 2008, the BBC reported that Campbell was to be replaced in the band by his brother Duncan Campbell.

Ticket Price: 67 tl
Date : 22.01.2011 23:30:00
Venue : Matine 216 ( )

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