Madness to miss this Special ska night of 2-Tone hits in St Albans

PUBLISHED: 00:09 02 May 2017 | UPDATED: 00:10 02 May 2017

The 2-Tone Tribute Tour can be seen at The Alban Arena in St Albans

The 2-Tone Tribute Tour can be seen at The Alban Arena in St Albans


The hits of Madness, The Specials and Bad Manners can be heard in St Albans at a special ska revival concert featuring two tribute groups.


Dust down your pork pie hats, and put on your Fred Perry, your Harrington, your DMs or your loafers because The 2-Tone Tribute Tour is coming to The Alban Arena on Saturday, May 13 at 7.30pm.

2-Tone took the British music charts by storm in 1979, and for a short, but incredibly exciting period, turned the country into a sea of black and white check.

The young men at the heart of this musical revolution were The Specials, a band that mixed punk and Jamaican ska.

Coming up behind them, Bad Manners were not so much about politics, but all about dance.

Whilst not part of the 2-Tone label, their infectious ska tunes were perfect for the music of the time.

Last but not least, Madness, a band still loved by rude boys and rude girls across the UK today, won a place in the hearts of many with their ‘nutty’ sense of humour and memorable hits such as Our House, It Must Be Love and House of Fun.

The 2-Tone Tribute Tour was formed to recreate that fantastic moment in time for a generation who lived through it.

It’s all about the look, the attitude and, of course, the dancing!

These iconic ska revival bands will be represented by London-based Special Kinda Madness, who play as the Specials and Madness, and The Special Brew from Cardiff, who perform as Bad Manners.

The two top tribute bands will perform three-and-a-half hours of live 2-Tone and ska music from your favourite bands.

Tickets for the concert cost £19.50.

• Call The Alban Arena box office on 01727 844488 or book online at

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