When The Specials reformed in 2009 for their 30th Anniversary not many would have seen the band still playing four years later having travelled all over the world and sold out hundreds of concerts. The reception to their life-affirming shows has been so incredible however and the band have enjoyed every minute of them so why stop now? Hence ten UK shows have been announced for May 2013.

The band last played in the summer at the Hyde Park (London) closing show for the Olympics alongside Blur, New Order and Bombay Bicycle Club. They will be performing a special show for 6 Music on the 12th December where they will take over the famous Maida Vale studios, but next May will be the first chance for people to come and see what is one of the most celebrated and revered bands the country has ever produced.

Live in 2013
10 May GLASGOW, Barrowlands
13 May NEWCASTLE, O2 Academy
15 May MANCHESTER, O2 Apollo
18 May LIVERPOOL, Olympia
19 May LEICESTER, De Montfort Hall
21 May BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy
23 May NEWPORT, Centre
25 May MARGATE, Winter Gardens
26 May PORTSMOUTH, Guildhall
28 May LONDON, O2 Brixton Academy

Tickets on sale now priced £35 in advance except London £37.50.