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UB40 & Soul II Soul

2 November 2024

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THE WORLD’S BIGGEST SELLING REGGAE GROUP WILL HIT THE ROAD WITH GRAMMY-AWARD WINNING R&B LEGENDS FOR SPECIAL UK TOUR!

UB40 are back for a 2024 arena tour with very special guest Soul II Soul.

UB40, the world’s biggest selling reggae group, will take to the road with two-time Grammy Award winners Soul II Soul for a special UK arena tour in 2024. Prepare for the party of all parties, as two multi-million selling behemoths combine for an evening of timeless chart hits and tireless performances.

Following their rapturously received 45-year anniversary celebrations, playing to packed crowds across Europe and the US, UB40 return to the stage in fine form, buoyed by the energising presence of vocalist Matt Doyle. The legendary band are the most decorated and successful reggae act of all time, having sold over 100 million albums worldwide, and amassed 50 UK Top 40 singles and 10 UK Top 10 albums.

UB40 will be joined by two-time Grammy Award winners Soul II Soul, who became chart-toppers in the UK and overseas with their ground-breaking blend of “timeless, shimmering pop…and sun-soaked spirituality” (The Guardian).

Expertly fusing reggae, disco, soul, and house, Soul II Soul’s distinct brand of dance music has lost none of the vitality that saw them conquer the pop charts over 30 years ago, boasting over 10 million record sales worldwide, two UK No.1 albums and 13 UK Top 40 singles, including five UK Top 10 singles.

Robin Campbell, founding member of UB40, said: “After the release of our forthcoming album UB45 and more than twelve months of touring to mark our 45th year as a band, next year’s UK arena tour will be the perfect homecoming and culmination of our celebrations.

For the first time, this special meeting of musical minds will bring together two of the country’s most revered artists, playing arenas across the UK. Fans can expect an evening of much-loved classic hits from two era-defining acts – expect “Kingston Town”, “Red Red Wine”, “(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You”, “Food For Thought”, along with new material from the upcoming ‘UB45’ album due out later this year. While Soul II Soul will bring some sunshine with their huge hits “Back to Life (However Do You Want Me), “Keep On Movin’”, “Missing You”, “Get a Life” and “Fairplay”.

No under 14's on the standing floor

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult

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Hospitality

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    SODEXO LIVE! LOUNGE - £150 per person. (Includes Premium Seat, (BLOCK 7/9), Exclusive Lounge Seat, 'Chinatown' Platter and Welcome Drink)

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Most Liverpool city centre bound buses will call at either Queen Square bus station (a 15-minute walk) or Liverpool ONE Bus Station, which is only a five minute walk to M&S Bank Arena.

For further information on bus routes within Merseyside, you can visit https://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/customer-information/routes-and-maps/

For up-to-date information on all bus, train and ferry services, call Traveline Merseyside on 0871 200 22 33, open 8am – 8pm, 364 days a year or visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk

For all car journeys it's best to follow the white on brown tourist route signs for the Waterfront. These signs are visible on the major routes into the city. Exhibition Centre Liverpool is situated on the Kings Dock directly adjacent to the south side of the Albert Dock. Upon arrival, the Kings Dock entrance is clearly sign posted.

From the North...

Leave the M6 at junction 26 and follow signs for M58 Liverpool. Follow to end of M58 and then take signs for A59 Liverpool. Continue to follow Liverpool City Centre until picking up signs for the Waterfront. 

From the South...

Leave the M6 at junction 21A and take the M62 to Liverpool. At the end of the M62 follow signs for Liverpool City Centre along Edge Lane, picking up and following signs for Waterfront. 

From the south...

Avanti West Coast operates hourly, direct services from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street (with a journey time of just over two hours). Other long-distance rail services also operate into Liverpool Lime Street station.

M&S Bank Arena is a 20-minute walk from Lime Street or a short taxi ride. You can also transfer at Lime Street onto the underground Wirral Line trains to James Street station (10 minute walk) or catch the CityLink Route C4 (7am – 8pm) directly to the venue. If travelling from outside Merseyside, you can catch an underground train to James Street station from Lime Street station, inclusive of the cost of your train ticket.

Flying into Liverpool John Lennon Airport...

A taxi from the airport to the city centre will take approximately 20 minutes or the express bus service Route 500 will take approximately 25 minutes, dropping you off within a five minute walk of M&S Bank Arena, while Manchester’s international airport is just 45 minutes away by car.

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Our contact centre is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

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