THE SELECTER / THE BEAT FT RANKING ROGER
- 21 Dec Chesterfield The Avenue
The Selecter are teaming up with The Beat in 2017 to give fans a rare treat, hitting the road together for a number of
shows around the world. Originally a six-date tour, due to phenomenal demand they are playing nearly 40 dates
together in 2017 including a night at London’s iconic Roundhouse in October. The tour is now continuing into 2018
with tours of Australia, New Zealand and Scandinavia.
Life-long friends, they are two of the main bands to come out of 2 Tone – a crucial musical and cultural movement
which is still as relevant today as it was over 30 years ago. Renowned for their energetic live shows, longevity has not
diminished either band’s ability to put in a performance and get everyone in a room, or field, dancing. Don’t miss
arguably two of the best live bands around playing full sets of their many hits, and more each night.
The Selecter is led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black, alongside an incredible talented band of musicians, and
co-fronted by original member Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson. The anarchic passion that fuelled Selecter gigs during the
2 Tone era is still there, except the pair (Pauline & Gaps) are more driven than ever. Their confidence is sky-high and
they’re also writing the best songs of their career, which is saying something given the enduring popularity of hits
like Three Minute Hero, Missing Words and On My Radio. They release their new studio album DAYLIGHT on 06
October - the same day the two bands play their sold out show at London’s Roundhouse.
The Beat fronted by Ranking Roger released their spectacular fourth album Bounce (the first in over 30 years) in
September 2016. The album shows off every gleaming aspect of one of the most musically diverse bands to come
out of the multiracial, multicultural explosion that remade British pop from 1979 onwards. Joining Roger in the
revitalised band is his son Ranking Junior AKA Matthew Murphy a powerhouse MC who brings to the band an update
on the toasting that made Ranking Roger such a pivotal part of the original Beat. The same energy that drove the hit
singles of the 80s; Mirror In The Bathroom, Stand Down Margaret and Too Nice To Talk To – is here again on the new album.