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Degenerate
10th March 2008, 02:56 PM
UB40 have today confirmed that they have parted company with lead singer Ali Campbell after a thirty year career together, following Campbellís wish to focus more time on his solo career. Aliís final dates with the band will be in Australia, New Zealand and Uganda in February 2008

Lead singer Ali Campbell had embarked upon a solo album project (Running Free) last year and throughout the course of this album, his time and commitment to the band began to conflict with his recording work, promotional commitments and his own corporate shows. Ali Campbell has taken the decision to focus on his solo career and in doing so, could not give his full commitment to UB40. The other band members of UB40 are naturally disappointed and saddened after being together as a band unit and as good friends for almost thirty years. A decision on replacing Campbell has not yet been made by the other seven band members. The bands next studio album - 24/7- which was recorded with Ali Campbell will go ahead as planned for release in May on the bands own REFLEX MUSIC record label.

A spokesman added: "The band are of course saddened by Aliís departure, they have been together for a long time and their relationship as band members and friends is almost like a marriage, having lived in and out of each others pockets for pretty much most of their lives. They have been through some amazing times, but the band members realise that Ali needs to go and do his solo projects and perhaps itís a good thing that they can take some time away from each other to reflect. They havenít ruled out working together in the future but for now the other seven members will continue as UB40. However all of the band members wish Ali every success in his future solo career."

Matt Pacino
1st April 2008, 03:19 PM
:ooh:

Tina marie
5th April 2008, 09:41 AM
HI

Is it true that Micheal Virtue has now left UB40 for the same reasons as Ali gave (the management).
I read this on Alis website but cant find anything on here about it.
Thx for any answers that come back x

Matt Pacino
5th April 2008, 09:46 AM
HI

Is it true that Micheal Virtue has now left UB40 for the same reasons as Ali gave (the management).
I read this on Alis website but cant find anything on here about it.
Thx for any answers that come back x
yep!

mindmithun
8th April 2008, 07:37 PM
:cry: I m Sad.. UB40 should have been together.. Ain't good for music. Tragic

Liam121282
20th April 2008, 02:20 AM
:( maybe one day the whole story will be released in a biography or the like and we'll all know till then we can't mark people as "bad guy's" i will support both sides in all future ventures and hope for a reconciliation maybe one day good look guys

maybe_tomorrow
21st April 2008, 12:48 PM
I think thats what we all want, lets wait and see. I doubt it though :(