BRITISH reggae superstar Ali Campbell – the legendary voice of UB40 – is bringing his UK tour to the O2 Academy Sheffield and we’re planning to hit the right notes for five lucky Star readers.
Our first prize is a pair of tickets plus an overnight stay for two at the the Premier Inn, in St Mary’s Gate, Sheffield, on Thursday, May 26.
Four runners-up will get a pair of tickets each to the show.
And what a concert it promises to be for fans who grew up listening to his unique and infectious vocals on classics like Red Red Wine, Food For Thought, I Got You Babe, Can’t Help Falling In Love and One In Ten.
A whole generation has grown up listening to the prolific singer songwriter with one of the UK’s most distinctive and recognisable voices.
As lead singer and a 1978 founding member of UB40 – named after the Unemployment Benefit, Form 40 – he has sold more than 60 million records worldwide, toured the globe, notched up four number one worldwide singles, over 40 Top 40 UK singles, released 24 studio albums and received an Ivor Novello Award.
He announced his departure after 28 years with UB40, due to management and business disputes. Mickey Virtue, the keyboard player, also resigned for the same reasons and teamed up with him.
Campbell, now 52, has had solo charts success, is writing a new album and has been touring the world.
He promises all the hits and more for South Yorkshire fans.
Tickets are £22.50 each, may be subject to a booking fee, from the venue at 37-43 Arundel Gate, Sheffield, call 0844 477 2000, or on line at o2academysheffield.co.uk, ticketweb.co.uk or arenaticketshop.co.uk
n For a chance to win our prizes enter our draw by text or online, by deadline on Friday, 10am.
Text STARED1 and leave a space, followed by your full name, house number and postcode, then send to 64343.
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