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UB 40 on world tour now - in US on march 15 etc etc

Posted by roots-ee 
UB 40 on world tour now - in US on march 15 etc etc
February 03, 2006 04:35PM
Cosworth
Re: UB 40 on world tour now - in US on march 15 etc etc
February 03, 2006 05:49PM

No Northen Cali? Too Bad.
Re: UB 40 on world tour now - in US on march 15 etc etc
February 03, 2006 05:54PM
Playing Konocti Resort in Lake County, not sure of the date but you can google it up..
jb welda
Re: UB 40 on world tour now - in US on march 15 etc etc
February 03, 2006 06:09PM
>Playing Konocti Resort

sure sign of desperation.

hermans hermits will be there soon too

one love
jah bill
Re: UB 40 on world tour now - in US on march 15 etc etc
February 03, 2006 06:17PM
sure sign of desperation

My guess is that they sell more tickets than Midnite and Matisyahu combined, so i'm sure they are hardly desperate...... I'm a bit surprised they aren't going to be at Warfield or Fillmore cause that would be right up their alley but I guess they are bigger than that
jb welda
Re: UB 40 on world tour now - in US on march 15 etc etc
February 03, 2006 06:31PM
are the fillmore or warfield smaller than whereever they play at the resort? i see the outdoor venue holds 5000 so i guess thats bigger than those two, maybe combined.

pretty much all you see there (konocti) generally are washed up bands who cater to the blue hair set (or the over the hill motorcycle gang set or they yeehaw country music set or all three at once).

for instance i see (among others) these folks booked:

charlie daniels band
marshall tucker band
michael mcdonald
peter frampton
eddie money
hootie and the blowfish
big & rich
clint black
lynrd skynrd
merle haggard

so anyway im sure some of those folks draw big but comparing ub40 to matisyahoo or midnite is a bit much...of course they draw more than them, they are an international pop act with a 20 year reputation.

thats why i find it strange they are on the resort circuit instead of playing the greek theatre or the bill graham civic or somewhere like that.

one love
jah bill
Re: UB 40 on world tour now - in US on march 15 etc etc
February 03, 2006 06:48PM
Agreed, though they are tied into HOBs for the southern cali part of this run.....
Big Time Star
Re: UB 40 on world tour now - in US on march 15 etc etc
February 03, 2006 07:18PM
That's nowt mate, over here in the UK they're playing a tour of forests!!

[www.ub40.co.uk]

Re: UB 40 on world tour now - in US on march 15 etc etc
February 03, 2006 07:20PM
Konocti shows are way overpriced for what you get but if I was touring I know I would rather play and stay at a resort.
Re: UB 40 on world tour now - in US on march 15 etc etc
February 03, 2006 10:24PM
WHEN WILL HERMANS HERMITS BE THERE?
APRIL 1 UB 40 @ KONOCTI
Cosworth
Re: UB 40 on world tour now - in US on march 15 etc etc
February 03, 2006 10:26PM
I wonder if Peter Noon is still doing "Do the Freddy"? Ha! Remember "Mrs Brown"?
Re: UB 40 on world tour now - in US on march 15 etc etc
February 03, 2006 10:36PM
freddie & the dreamers did do the Freddie
Cosworth
Re: UB 40 on world tour now - in US on march 15 etc etc
February 03, 2006 10:41PM
Ah.... Wrong again.... I think I was 6yo when that one came along. Has to be one of the lamest songs to ever make it to video. Those were the days....
jb welda
Re: UB 40 on world tour now - in US on march 15 etc etc
February 03, 2006 10:47PM
i made that up bob...

one love
jah bill
Re: UB 40 on world tour now - in US on march 15 etc etc
February 03, 2006 10:52PM
Oi'm Enery the Eighth I am...
classic!
Of course it's late, @ work on a Friday Afternoon...
Re: UB 40 on world tour now - in US on march 15 etc etc
February 03, 2006 11:43PM
one stop in ooHIGHoo
Re: UB 40 on world tour now - in US on march 15 etc etc
February 04, 2006 01:41AM
They'll be in my nekkadawoods (Washington DC) on April 15th. IB There.
Re: UB 40 on world tour now - in US on march 15 etc etc
February 04, 2006 04:01AM
Never could stand them. Better to go see roots like I vibes who still tours. papa
Re: UB 40 on world tour now - in US on march 15 etc etc
February 04, 2006 04:21AM
their katest album is 'who you fighting for'

one review is at -

[www.smh.com.au]
Re: UB 40 on world tour now - in US on march 15 etc etc
February 06, 2006 09:11PM
Hey jah bill

Saying bands that play at Konocti are desperate is a little much. What makes you think that bands now a days have to play at the big concert halls in order to be hip.
Konocti Resort is a very nice place and their inside and outdoor concerts are awesome.
And how old are you?? 15. You state they cater to the blue hair Set? you must be 15, or mentally 15 to think that the bands you listed are washed up bands that cater to us Blue Haired People.
Im sure if you do some research, you will see that the bands that perform at Konocti may be "outdated" to you, but had many #1 hits at one time, and still today are very popular. Tickets are always sold out.
Yes, us blue haired people may be old, but we know good music when we hear it.

P.S. Have you ever been to Reggae on The River?? there you will see many blue haired dreds...and the bands there are far from washed up..

PEACE!!
Re: UB 40 on world tour now - in US on march 15 etc etc
February 06, 2006 09:29PM
Konocti is pretty much the place for washed up bands. Saw Weird Al Yankovich there when I was in 6th grade, even he was poking fun about being washed up, playing a video clip where Hank Hill states that Weird Al killed himself inthe 80's after people stopped buying his records. I'm pretty sure that as soon as people start thinking your dead, you get booked at Konocti. Peace



Dr. Suess (aka Ras James)
Irie Sounds International
papa ray
Re: UB 40 on world tour now - in US on march 15 etc etc
February 06, 2006 09:36PM
I've always had a bit more respect for these guys than many----
it's not that UB40 gives me everything I want from a reggae act,
but there's a sweetness in dem and sincerity, along w/ the
occasional track I can take. That album a coupla years back where
they backed up the Mighty Diamonds, Gergory & others wuz under-rated
and ignored, IMO. They're not the greatest, but I've seen far worst
praised on this board.
Re: UB 40 on world tour now - in US on march 15 etc etc
February 06, 2006 10:20PM
UB 40, still kicking after tres beaucoup d'annees,
and yes not the best ever but UB 40 is not the worst either,
along the way sang some great tunes too...
horns section still intact. personnel still intact. very muticultural and multiracial
outfit. still friends after so many years of ups and downs.

go UB 40...some of us still did your music.

one peace roots-ee
Re: UB 40 on world tour now - in US on march 15 etc etc
February 06, 2006 10:51PM
When we play weddings we often get asked to do "Red Red Wine" (which isn't in our repertoire) and when we suck it up and play it, the wedding guests are very appreciative and usually tip; once we got $200 just to do that tune. The ladies get all gushy and huggy, which is an ongoing process initiated by champagne. Thanks UB40!



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jb welda
Re: UB 40 on world tour now - in US on march 15 etc etc
February 06, 2006 10:53PM
thank neil diamond herb

do they ever ask for crackers with their whine?

one love
jah bill
Re: UB 40 on world tour now - in US on march 15 etc etc
February 06, 2006 11:15PM
I heard a funny tale that UB40 when they recorded that tune intended the royalties to go to Tony Tribe, who was in poor health and living on the street in JA, only to find to their dismay that the money was going to Neil Diamond. Any truth to that rumor?

If they asked for crackers, we'd refer 'em to the Calaveras County sheriff's office.
papa ray
Re: UB 40 on world tour now - in US on march 15 etc etc
February 07, 2006 02:27AM
Boss Stamina, I didn't know y'all referred to west coast cops as crackas'...
the ones who rode up on bicycles @ SNWMF seemed uncomfortable when I
asked them what their favorite dancehall DJ was. Perhaps it is bad habit of mine
to speak to young cops in a manner that introduces non sequiturs into their mind-stream.
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