UB40 will stop off at Southampton’s 02 Guildhall for a rearranged date on their ‘Cities and Towns’ tour on Thursday.

Birmingham’s renowned pop and reggae band were forced to postpone the previously arranged gig just before Christmas after lead singer Duncan Campbell suffered exhaustion and lost his voice.

The band have accrued three number 1’s and a massive 17 top 10 hits in the UK top 40 including Red, Red Wine, I Got You Babe and I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You.

UB40 evolved from thumble beginnings to become the world’s most successful reggae infused band in the UK. Nominated for a Grammy Award for the Best Reggae album four times, and a Brit award for Best British Group, the collective are one of the world’s best- selling British groups with over 70 million records sold during their three decade career to date.

The band’s name UB40 famously originates from the unemployment benefit form of the same name, which also provided the artwork on their 1st album ‘Signing off’, considered by many to be one of the greatest reggae albums of all time. It was the start of a stellar career that produced over 50 singles, conquering the charts with hits including Food For Thought, party anthem ‘Red, red wine’, Elvis cover ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’, ‘I Got You Babe’ performed with Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders and their iconic albums ‘Labour Of Love’, and ‘Promises and Lies’ both of which hit the number 1 album spots and went double platinum in the UK.

The ‘Cities and Towns’ tour features the band’s five founding members; Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer, Norman Hassan, and four long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Laurence Parry & Tony Mullings.