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Old 23rd January 2014, 06:11 PM
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Following the announcement by three former members of UB40 of their intention to ‘reform’ to record a new album and to perform live under the name UB40, the five founding members of UB40 wish to make the following statement:

“We are outraged at this latest desperate attempt by our former band mates to hijack UB40's brand name, business and legacy. As UB40 we have worked continuously for the last 35 years touring the world with our live show and promoting our recorded albums.

"As our fans know, Ali Campbell left UB40 six years ago citing issues with the band's management, and has since pursued a solo career. In that time, Ali has repeatedly attempted to discredit his brothers and former band mates, through the media and otherwise, but this latest attempt to confuse and manipulate UB40's fans is, frankly, pathetic. We are disappointed that he feels it necessary to behave in this way and equally disappointed that Astro has joined with him.

“UB40’s five remaining founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan will be touring extensively throughout 2014 and the UK in March and April. With this in mind, UB40 are delighted to announce that extra dates have been added, including a second night in Birmingham on April 19th, with tickets going on sale from Monday, 27th January.

For all genuine UB40 dates please go to our official website, Facebook and Twitter pages at www.UB40.co.uk, facebook.com/ub40official and @UB40official.

“As for Ali, Mickey and Astro, the matter is now in the hands of our lawyers”.
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Old 23rd January 2014, 06:14 PM
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Old 23rd January 2014, 06:57 PM
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Des'pirate indeed...jackin the name was their only way to ever get some recognition
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Old 23rd January 2014, 08:19 PM
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They're doomed I tells ya.

They might get some gigs in the short term, but with Mickey, Ali and Side-Show Bob, where's the music, melody, lyrics, drums and horns gonna come from?

From session musicians or a computer programme? Hmmm....don't think so.

Tribute band is the best they can hope for.

They'll fail, and quite shortly too.

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Old 23rd January 2014, 08:26 PM
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They're doomed I tells ya.

They might get some gigs in the short term, but with Mickey, Ali and Side-Show Bob, where's the music, melody, lyrics, drums and horns gonna come from?

From session musicians or a computer programme? Hmmm....don't think so.

Tribute band is the best they can hope for.

They'll fail, and quite shortly too.

Just sayin'
Amen to that.Where's the creativity going to come from? Ali can't write lyrics,that's why he had to have BT to do it for him.Astro hasn't written anything since the 80s and Mickey didn't do any writing.Doesn't bode well doesn't it.
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Old 23rd January 2014, 08:42 PM
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Yep, headlining at Butlins, Minehead. Here they come.

Oh, how I will laugh.....

In fact, if and when they do appear there, I'll turn up and go up to the singer and ask him:

"Didn't you used to be Ali Campbell?"
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Yep, headlining at Butlins, Minehead. Here they come.

Oh, how I will laugh.....

In fact, if and when they do appear there, I'll turn up and go up to the singer and ask him:

"Didn't you used to be Ali Campbell?"
He's playing in the west country but not at Butlins Minehead.

He'll be treading the boards,literally,at Paignton Pier.
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He's playing in the west country but not at Butlins Minehead.

He'll be treading the boards,literally,at Paignton Pier.
Honestly?

Not much of a come down from the Carnegie Hall, New York then is it?

Onwards and upwards.

Or is it backwards and downwards?
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Old 23rd January 2014, 09:54 PM
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Honestly?

Not much of a come down from the Carnegie Hall, New York then is it?

Onwards and upwards.

Or is it backwards and downwards?
Yes,honestly.It's on the new Fraud.com site.
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