UB40 back to thrill fans in Pre­to­ria Formed in 1978, they re­leased more than 50 sin­gles and achieved in­ter­na­tional suc­cess. Some of their great­est hits in­clude Many Rivers to Cross, So Here I Am, Present Arms and Food for Thought. They were nom­i­nated fo

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RED Red Wine hit-mak­ers UB40 mem­bers Ali Camp­bell, Astro and Mickey Virtue are in the coun­try as part of their 25th an­niver­sary tour and af­ter per­form­ing in Cape Town and Dur­ban, the trio will take to the city stage at the Sun Arena, Time Square to­mor­row, cour­tesy of Big Con­certs.

It is not their first time in South Africa; the Bri­tish reg­gae and pop band per­formed in the coun­try a num­ber of times af­ter Nelson Man­dela was re­leased from prison.

al­most 30 years, un­til front­man Camp­bell left, fol­lowed by key­boardist Mickey Virtue.

Astro re­mained, un­til Novem­ber 2013 when he left to team up with Camp­bell and Mickey in a new ver­sion of UB40.

Their world tours have in­cluded North and South Amer­ica, Nige­ria, Dubai, Europe and Pa­pua New Guinea.

Ear­lier this year, they per­formed a sell-out tour that in­cluded Lon­don’s O2 Arena, Manchester Apollo and Bar­clay­card Arena in their na­tive Birm­ing­ham. UB40 will per­form as an 11-piece-band to­mor­row.

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