The Specials Return to New Zealand

Wednesday 29 February 2012

The Specials Return to New Zealand

Returning to New Zealand in April 2012, The Specials play a run of festival and headline theatre shows in Australia before finishing up in New Zealand on Tuesday 10th April at Shed 10, Queens Wharf in Auckland.
 
Forming in Coventry, on the outskirts of Birmingham, these ska revivalists took their danceable rocksteady beats with the energy and attitude of the punk era of the late 1970s in which they began, and combined them with an informed political and social stance.  It was this genius juxtaposition of feverish ska rhythms and downtrodden melancholic melodies and lyrics that told a story of a generation who had been deemed surplus to requirements by their government. Tickets on sale March 7th.