Ska trailblazers The Specials line up Bristol show

PUBLISHED: 18:00 02 February 2019

The Specials will perform at Bristol's Colston Hall.

The Specials will perform at Bristol's Colston Hall.

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Punk innovators The Specials will stop in Bristol when they embark on their 40th anniversary tour in the summer.

The Coventry outfit, known for their high-energy live shows, led the ska revival of the 1980s after emerging out of the UK’s waning post-punk scene.

The band’s innovative sound generated an impressive string of hits over the next few years, including Too Much Too Young and A Message To You, Rudy.

The Specials disbanded and reformed several times over the course of the decade, before hanging up their trilbies for good in 1993.

Reforming three years later with the surprise release of Today’s Specials, the band has continued to play high-profile gigs across the UK ever since.

Their 40th anniversary tour which will see The Specials perform at Bristol’s Colston Hall, in Colston Street, on July 19.

The show will begin at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £46.50, are available at www.colstonhall.org

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