Former UB40 frontman Ali Campbell will tour Australia later this month.
Former UB40 frontman Ali Campbell will tour Australia later this month. www.alicampbell.net

Ex-UB40 frontman in 'Brisbanetown'

EX-UB40 frontman Ali Campbell will tour Australia this month with special guests Billy Ocean and Big Mountain.

Reggae and Caribbean music lovers alike can get ready to hear the original vocalists of worldwide hits Red Red Wine (a Neil Diamond cover), Kingston Town and Can't Help Falling in Love.

As lead singer with the world-renowned group UB40, Campbell has sold over 70 million records worldwide, toured across the globe, notched up four number No. 1 worldwide singles, over 40 Top 40 UK singles, released 24 studio albums and received an Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement. 

His latest solo album Running Free was a success and went Top 10 in the UK chart and attained gold status.

Not to be outdone, Billy Ocean has sold over 30 million records worldwide and topping the charts across America, Europe and Australia - and won a Grammy.

Having achieved extraordinary success as both an artist and a songwriter, the Brit has collected a pile of Gold and Platinum records across the world and hit the number one spot numerous times over.

Born in Trinidad, Billy settled in London's East End when he was seven years old. The calypso crazy kid soon got turned on to soul singers like Otis Redding and Sam Cooke, as well as the big pop groups at the time like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

These diverse range of influences helped create a distinct and unique sound which saw Billy release massive hits like Love Really Hurts Without You, Caribbean Queen, When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going and one of the biggest hits of the 80's, Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car.

TOUR DATES

Monday January 23rd - Melbourne, Palais Theatre

Wednesday January 25th- Sydney, State Theatre

Thursday January 26th - Brisbane, Riverstage 18+

Tickets on sale 9am Wednesday October 12th and are available from www.ticketmaster.com.au 136 100

Ali Campbell's UB40 Australian Tour is proudly presented by MTV Classic, ozreggae.com & Playground

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