Coventry ska-punk legends The Specials have announced a homecoming gig at Ricoh Arena next year.
The band - comprised of Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Horace Panter - will be performing at Ricoh Arena’s indoor arena on Saturday 11th September 2021, after releasing a new studio album, Encore, for the first time in more than 38 years.
Formed in Coventry in 1977, the trend-starting ska revival band hit the British music scene hard. In the UK their debut single Gangsters shot to number six and every subsequent single was a top 10 hit, including two number ones - Too Much Too Young and the much-loved Ghost Town, which won ‘Single of the Year 1981’ in NME, Melody Maker and Sounds.
Stephen Vaughan, Chief Executive at Ricoh Arena, said: “We are thrilled that The Specials will be performing in their own back yard once again.
“The Specials are a huge part of Coventry’s heritage and one of the most celebrated UK bands of all time, and it is fitting that they will be playing at the Ricoh as Coventry celebrates its year as UK City of Culture.
“We are looking forward to welcoming The Specials, and thousands of fans, to the venue next year.”
Tickets for the gig go on sale online at www.ricoharena.com at 10am on Friday 11th September 2020.