The Specials, one of the most electrifying, influential and important bands of all time, release Encore, their first new music for 37 years on 1 February. 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of The Specials and the legendary Two-Tone label in Coventry in 1979, and also marks 10 years since the band reformed to play some of the most vital and joyous live shows in recent memory.

The 10-song Encore was produced by Specials founding members Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Horace Panter alongside Danish musician/producer Torp Larsen and indeed is the first time Hall, Golding and Panter have recorded new material together since the band’s 1981 number one single Ghost Town.

The Specials will take to the road in the UK and abroad throughout 2019 in support of the new album.

Support is from The Tuts.

24th Apr

DHP presents

The Specials SOLD OUT

Encore 40th Anniversary Tour

  • Rock, Pop & World Music
  • Standing


No under 16s in the standing area. 

Running times
7pm DJ
7.45pm Support The Tuts
8.15pm Interval + DJ
9pm - 10.45pm The Specials
Please note timings are approximate and subject to change without notice.

Road closures
Please note there are road closures planned in the area around De Montfort Hall on Wednesday 24 April. The roads affected will be the Evington Road and Granville Road junction, from 7pm to 6am. Please be aware that this may cause delays for customers attending this performance, both on arrival and departure. For the latest information on the closures, please go to:



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