UB40 Live at the LG Arena, Birmingham
I have long been a massive fan of UB40 and I’ve been going to watch them for many years – I do infact remember taking Beki to watch them at the NEC Arena only a month after we first got together back in 2005…and I’m so happy we got to see them again together this year!
Last year there was a big upheaval in the band when following a dispute with the band’s management Ali Campbell left the band that he had been in for over 20 years with his brother and friends. I actually had tickets to watch Ali in a solo show earlier this year in Birmingham but it clashed with when I was in the Brecon Beacons completing my Duke of Edinburgh Gold Expedition so unfortunately I missed the show. However, after watching UB40 last night I really can say they sound as good as ever – even without Ali!
Duncan Campbell, brother of Ali and Robin, stepped into the gap left by Ali’s departure last year and his voice truly is like Ali’s was back in the Labour of Love days – when UB40 were at their best, and I now cannot wait to see them live again in concert again next year…
I didn’t have my camera with me last night, however, I did find these photos on flicr by Arcvil and I had to share them here with you!