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New 2021 Bigga Baggariddim Tour

We are very excited to announce our new 2021 Bigga Baggariddim Tour! Stopping in 24 different cities across the UK and Ireland, including 9 brand new dates! We cannot wait to see you all again and play some new songs for you from our upcoming album as well as the hits you know and love! All tickets purchased for our current shows in March remain valid for these dates.

Sign up here for access to pre-sale tickets for our new dates in Castlebar, Belfast, Kerry, Aberdeen, Stockton, Northampton, Cheltenham, Plymouth and Stoke when they go live Wednesday 24th at 9am –

General sale tickets for all dates are on sale this Friday at 10am so set your reminders! We also have some extra special ticket bundles available where you can get yourself copies of our upcoming album ‘Bigga Baggariddim’ and more!

UB40 at 40

Live in Birmingham DVD + 2CD limited edition package celebrating our 40th anniversary at our hometown Christmas show at the Birmingham NIA.

Pre-order your copy now

The package features a live DVD film and a live double album, including 24 tracks spanning our 40 year career.

Released 30/11/20

Duncan Campbell Taken Ill

We can confirm that our lead singer and brother Duncan Campbell was taken to hospital after suffering a stroke. While we can report that he is already up and about, we ask fans to respect Duncan and the Family’s privacy as he works his way back to what we all hope will be a strong and speedy recovery. We look forward to seeing you all on the road next spring.
Big Love

Brian Travers Diagnosed With Brain Tumour

UB40 Star Brian Travers To Miss 40th Anniversary Tour After Being Diagnosed With Brain Tumour 

UB40 star Brian Travers has revealed he has been diagnosed with a brain tumour, forcing him to miss the group’s 40th anniversary UK tour.

The group’s saxophonist was taken to hospital last Tuesday after suffering a seizure at his home, with subsequent brain scans revealing two tumours. 

Travers will now undergo surgery the day before UB40’s tour starts and has been advised by doctors that his recovery will take six months. 

Travers said, “It is with great regret that I shall be unable to join my band mates in UB40 on our 40th anniversary tour, the guys have worked incredibly hard to perfect the songs in preparation for the live premier of our new album ‘For the Many’. They sound great, but I shall be there in spirit, cheering them on from my convalescence and thinking of all the wonderful people out there who have supported us for the last 40 years, who I am now incredibly proud to count as friends. I’ve had a great life with no regrets and have absolutely nothing to add to a bucket list except getting over this and getting back to the thing I love, playing music to anyone who wants to listen and expressing myself through painting & sculpture. It’s been a huge privilege and I thank you all for the opportunity to ‘live the dream’.”

The band has confirmed the tour, which starts on Friday 29th March at Portsmouth’s Guildhall, will still go ahead. 

UB40 said, “We’re deeply saddened that Brian, our lifelong friend and founding member of UB40, is unable to join us for our celebratory UK tour. We know he will be missed by all but his health and wellbeing come first, and we are sure our friends and fans will join us in wishing Brian a full and speedy return to health, and return to us.”

With forty Top 40 UK hits and record sales of over 100 million worldwide, UB40 are recognised as one of the UK’s most successful bands of all-time. 

The group’s latest album ‘For The Many’ was released on March 15th 2019. 

Support Announced For UK Tour

We are happy to announce that KIOKO & Gold Dubs will be supporting us on the UK Tour !!
#UB40 #Reggae #ForTheMany #40thAnniversary #Kioko #GoldDubs

We are happy to announce that KIOKO & Gold Dubs will be supporting us on the UK Tour 🇬🇧!! #Reggae #ForTheMany #40thAnniversary #Kioko #GoldDubs

Posted by UB40 on Friday, 8 March 2019