UB40 com­ing to Maui again

Dis­counted tick­ets for MACC mem­bers to go on sale to­day

The Maui News - - TODAY’S PEOPLE -

Reg­gae band UB40 with found­ing mem­bers Ali Camp­bell, and Astro and Mickey Virtue will per­form Feb. 16 at the Maui Arts & Cul­tural Cen­ter’s A&B Am­phithe­ater and Yok­ouchi Pavil­ion.

Tick­ets for MACC mem­bers go on sale at 10 a.m. to­day. The gen­eral pub­lic may be­gin pur­chas­ing tick­ets Oct. 19.

The group has played on Maui be­fore. It has pro­duced gold and plat­inum al­bums; four No. 1 world­wide hits, sell­ing more than 70 mil­lion units; and Grammy nom­i­na­tions.

UB40’s most re­cent al­bum, its 19th stu­dio al­bum, is “A Real Labour of Love,” re­leased ear­lier this year. It reached No. 2 on the UK Al­bums Chart and en­tered the Bill­board Reg­gae Al­bums chart at No. 1.

Formed in 1979 in Birm­ing­ham, Eng­land, the band com­bined a di­verse set of in­flu­ences to put a fresh slant on Ja­maican reg­gae, the MACC news re­lease said. Af­ter en­cour­age­ment from Chrissie Hynde, who of­fered them sup­port slots with her chart-top­ping band, the Pre­tenders, the band mem­bers recorded their in­de­pen­dently re­leased de­but al­bum, “Sign­ing Off,” which be­came an un­ex­pected No. 2 al­bum and started them on their own course.

The group’s top-10 hits in­clude “Red Red Wine,” “(I Can’t Help) Fall­ing in Love With You” and “I Got You Babe.”

The con­cert starts at 5:30 p.m. Gates open at 4:30 p.m.

Tick­ets are $49 for gen­eral ad­mis­sion and $149 for VIP for MACC mem­bers from Fri­day to Oct. 18.

Pub­lic gen­eral ad­mis­sion tick­ets go on sale Oct. 19. They are $59 each and with VIP $159.

Tick­ets pur­chased on the day of the con­cert will be $10 more.

VIP ticket hold­ers re­ceive front-of-stage view­ing ac­cess, ded­i­cated bev­er­age ser­vice ar­eas, ac­cess to the Yok­ouchi Pavil­ion re­strooms and seat­ing ar­eas. VIP ar­eas will be avail­able for all ages.

For tick­ets, call (808) 242SHOW (7469) or visit the MACC Box Of­fice, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon­day to Satur­day. Tick­ets also may be pur­chased on­line at MauiArts.org.

Maui Arts & Cul­tural Cen­ter photo

Ali Camp­bell (mid­dle) and Astro (right) and Mickey Virtue, found­ing mem­bers of UB40, will be per­form­ing Feb. 16 at the Maui Arts & Cul­tural Cen­ter.

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