We already heard that Skindred is going on a tour with Rob Zombie and that they have announced a new album, Union Black, but now Skindred have announced a UK tour in light of the new album.
Starting 26th April Skindred will embark on a tour supporting their new ragga album Union Black through England and Wales. So not only will we be able to hear the new raga sound on our media devices but we will also be able to hear them and see them during 11 shows in April and May.
April 26th â€“ BRIGHTON CONCORDE 2
April 27th â€“ PORTSMOUTH PYRAMIDS
April 29th â€“ NORWICH WATERFRONT
April 29th â€“ WOLVERHAMPTON WULFRUN HALL
April 30th â€“ NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY
May 2nd â€“ EXETER LEMON GROVE
May 3rd â€“ CARDIFF UNIVERSITY SOLUS
May 4th â€“ POOLE CHORDS
May 5th â€“ LIVERPOOL O2 ACADEMY
May 6th â€“ SHEFFIELD CORPORATION
May 7th â€“ LONDON HMV FORUM
Tickets for Skindred’s 2011 UK Shows are on sale from 9am on Friday 26th November.
The last week was filled with headlines of Rob Zombie visiting the UK on a tour after 12 years; now all of those headlines are gone, replaced. You all know what replaced them, the announcement of the new Skindred Album titled â€œUnion Blackâ€, album scheduled to be released May 2.
The front man of Skindred Benji Webbe has this to say about the new Skindred album: â€œThis is the first album we have written and recorded in the U.K. It’s a big departure from our usual sunny California or Florida surroundings; it’s bloody freezing! The album will be darker and heavier than any of our previous recordings and I’ve not been this excited whilst writing since I was a kid! ‘Union Black’ is bringing the darker side of the ‘DRED out, for sure!”
Great news for any Skindred fan for sure, a few concerts and a darker than black, Union Black album from Skindred are coming.
Skindred fans we have great news for you, Skindred has announced two more independent concerts which are not part of any tour. The first one is just around the corner, it will be held in Agincourt in Camberly on Friday Sept 17th.
The second concert is to warm up the fans for the Freeze festival and it will be held on October 3oth in Black Flag in Wakefield, just before the Freeze Festival on the 31st.
August 16th 2010, Skindred Interview by LiveTheScene.com Benji Webbe talking about past, present and future, he even hinted that they are working on a new album and that we can expect it in May 2011 if everything goes well, so look forward to it!
We recently found out that a CD/DVD set of DUB WAR titled “The Dub, The War & The Ugly” is to be released in September. Here is an article taken from antimusic.com:
â€œEarache Records have announced the release of a CD/DVD set from Dub War entitled ‘The Dub, The War & The Ugly’.
Due to be released on September 13th, 2010, ‘The Dub, The War & The Ugly’ features a wealth of exclusive new and unreleased material from DUB WAR, which featured vocalist Benji Webbe of Skindred and released two genre-defining albums in the late ’90s.
Dub War and Skindred vocalist Benji Webbe comments: “For the short time we were a band I know we made a lasting impact on a lot of lives. This release gives a chance to all those who missed us back then to see exactly what we had and why people still talk about Dub War.”
The CD features twelve rare and previously unreleased Dub War tracks, including three songs from the band’s unreleased third album.
The DVD features a brand new documentary filmed in 2010, which gives a detailed history of the band from start to finish, including in-depth interviews with all key members of the band.
The DVD also contains a full live set filmed at the London Astoria on January 10th, 1998, as well as all six promotional music videos from the band.â€
Skindred’s manager Seven Webster at 7pm Management said, “We are really excited to be working with Tony Moss and the Worldwide BMG team. After all the nominations the band have received at various awards in the last couple of weeks and seeing the band play to around 40,000 people at the weekend at Knebworth it helps highlight the importance of this act as a fast growing global concern and is a key part in our strategy going forwards.”
The deal takes into account all songs written by all four band members to date as well as their individual work as writers with frontman Benji Webb also penning cuts on Bullet for My Valentine’s last album and new Roadrunner Records signing Revoker whom he is also producing.