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Legendary Band The English Beat Kicks Off Summer w/ New Tour Dates

In promotion of Here We Go Love, their first entirely original release in three decades, ska/punk/rock genre titans The English Beat have announced several headlining dates for this upcoming summer. This includes a full tour with Soul Asylum as well as several dates with the B-52’s, Culture Club, UB40, and Squeeze, amongst others.

Frontman Dave Wakeling has enjoyed a plethora of success throughout his career, with Rolling Stone calling him “A singer-songwriter as savagely witty as Elvis Costello”. Wakeling and The English Beat have also placed themselves at the forefront of what some are calling ska’s Second Wave.

Additional praise has come from the widely renowned writer Simon Price of The Quietus, providing the following “The Beat are one of the most underrated bands of all time, and Dave Wakeling ought to be spoken of in the same breath as Weller and Strummer in the post-punk pantheon of heroes.”
A complete list of tour dates are provided below as well as additional information regarding Wakeling and the band.

The English Beat 2016 Tour Dates
May 22 – Oxnard, CA @ California Strawberry Festival
May 27 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Moe’s Alley
May 28 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Moe’s Alley
June 3 – Agoura Hills, CA @ Canyon Theater
June 4 – Santa Barbara, CA @ SoHo
June 10 – Palm Springs, CA @ Hard Rock
June 11 – Henderson, NV @ Sunset Station Casino Amphitheater
June 18 – Apple Valley, MN @ Weesner Amphitheatre (Minnesota Zoo) – with Soul Asylum
June 22 – Warrendale, PA @ Jergel’s Rhythm Grille – with Soul Asylum
June 23 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage – with Soul Asylum
June 24 – Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont – with Soul Asylum
June 25 – Boston, MA @ Royale – with Soul Asylum
June 27 – Buffalo, NY @ Iron Works
June 28 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount – with Soul Asylum
June 30 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza – with Soul Asylum
July 1 – Ridgefield, CT @ Ridgefield Playhouse – with Soul Asylum
July 2 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero – with Soul Asylum
July 5 – Kent, OH @ Kent Stage – with Soul Asylum
July 7 – Detroit, MI @ The Magic Bag
July 8 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue – with Soul Asylum
July 9 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall – with Soul Asylum
July 10 – St. Louis, MO @ Duck Room @ Blueberry Hill
July 13 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre – with Soul Asylum
July 21 – Bend, OR @ Munch Music Series
July 23 – Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo (B52s support)
July 24 – Seattle, WA @ Woodland Park Zoo (B52s support)
July 29 – Hermosa Beach, CA @ Saint Rocke
July 30 – Pasadena, CA @ The Rose
July 31 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Pacific Amphitheatre @ OC Fair (sup. UB40)
Aug 2 – Austin, TX @ Statesman Skyline Theatre (supp. Culture Club)
Aug 6 – Murphy’s, CA @ Ironstone Amphitheater (supporting Train)
Aug 12 – Airway Heights, WA @ Northern Quest Casino (supporting Culture Club)
Aug 14 – San Diego, CA @ SD AIDS Memorial Benefit @ The Embarcadero (supp. B52s)
Oct 10 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva (supporting Squeeze)
Oct 11 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club (supporting Squeeze)
Oct 13 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center (supporting Squeeze)
Oct 15 – Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre (supporting Squeeze)

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