Support acts announced for Specials Gig
7th October 2011
The UK leg of the tour
Stone Foundation’s blend of rock and soul will be heard on the UK leg of the legendary Coventry band’s tour which is heading to the Jaguar Hall on Saturday, October 29.
Stone Foundation, who started their music life playing in cellars in Sutton Coldfield, bill themselves as the having the sound of the small town soul.
Six-piece ska and reggae band By The River, who were only formed last year, will also be entertaining the crowds.
Justine Hewitt, events manager at the Ricoh Arena, said The Specials’ 2011 concerts were proving just as popular as their 30th anniversary tour which stopped off at the Ricoh in May 2009.
“This tour is giving new and old fans the chance to see The Specials perform their incredible live shows,” she said.
“The European leg of the tour has been a massive hit with nine shows being totally sold out.
“Many people from Coventry travelled to places like Amsterdam and Berlin to watch Terry Hall, Lynval Golding, Neville Staple, Roddy Byers, Horace Panter and John Badbury live on stage.
“The demand for tickets in Europe underlines The Specials’ enduring popularity and their UK concerts are set to be just as successful.
“We still have a few tickets remaining and it would be fantastic if the Ricoh could become the ninth UK venue to be sold out.
“Noel Gallagher came to the last Coventry gig and declared it among his top five best gigs ever.
“Stone Foundation and By the River are both talented groups of musicians and they are the perfect support acts. It is great this tour will give them the platform to play in front of a new army of fans and if they both have the same longevity as The Specials, they will have had some career!”
A few tickets are remaining for the gig along with hospitality tickets which are available priced at £65 and include exclusive access to a lounge and a two-course buffet. For further information contact 0844 873 6310.