Disappointment for UB40 fans as reggae band's Northampton tour date postponed for a SECOND time

Illness forces short-notice cancellation at Royal & Derngate

Thursday, 19th May 2022, 8:52 pm

Music fans will have to wait even longer to see iconic reggae band UB40 play their Northampton gig.

The Birmingham band were due to take the Royal & Derngate stage as part of its Bigga Baggariddim Tour on Friday (May 20) in a date moved from December 1 amid Covid concerns.

But theatre bosses confirmed on Thursday the show is off due to illness, adding: “Ticket holders have been contacted directly. A new date is being sought and this will be announced as soon as possible.”

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Iconic reggae band UB40 have been forced to postpone their gig at the Royal & Derngate due to Friday (May 20)

UB40 — best known for chart hits including One In Ten and Red, Red Wine — previously postponed dates in Norwich, Stoke, Liverpol and Nottingham.

The band tweeted at 3pm Thursday said: "Following the reschedule of the shows this week, due to illness, this weekend’s shows in Northampton and Cheltenham are going to be rescheduled.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused. The tour will continue as planned from Hull on Monday!”

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