DEC 00] COVENTRY CITY
Two Chances To See 2 Tone Stars
2 Tone legends will be making two appearances in the city this
Christmas after a special stage was built for them at the Sky
2 Tone collective will be performing for an hour ahead of
tomorrow’s fixture against Southampton.
Pauline Black from The Selecter, Roddy Radiation from The
Specials and Ranking Roger from The Beat, they will be playing the
best-known songs by these groups.
will be joined by Neville Staples of The Specials on New
Year’s Eve, who is flying to England to perform in a free
concert in Coventry city centre.
special stage has been built in the away fan’s section of
Highfield Road for the group to perform.
Tone collective founder and promoter Roger Lomas said:
will be interesting to see how it goes down with a football
crowd who might not all be into our songs.”
idea came about after the club management were impressed by the
music in Three Minute heroes at the Belgrade Theatre, which uses
all the songs from Coventry’s golden 2 Tone scene. The show
was so successful it is returning for a second run next year.
will be the first time that the collective has performed in
Coventry since it was formed in July.
who worked as a producer with The Specials and The Selecter,
mainly played on the continent at festivals so far. The money
is better and the facilities are better.
don’t want to play everywhere – I turn down twice as much
stuff as we play.
get invited to a lot of ska festivals, but the 2 Tone sound
has a wider audience and is more successful than that.”
gigs in England haven’t been ruled out, if the correct venue
is found, and Roger revealed that the Coventry Skydome could be
don’t know if playing in Coventry soon would be a good idea
– it might be overdoing it, but it is exactly the sort of
venue that would suit us.”
Sky Blues match against Southampton is at 7.45pm, with the 2
Tone Collective playing at 6.45pm. On New Year's Eve they will
be on stage between 9pm and 11pm outside Coventry Cathedral.
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