The Specials

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 28TH MAY 2013

ADDRESS
, 211 Stockwell Road, Brixton, London SW9 9SL
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
7.00pm
 

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The SpecialsExpect a sea of pork pie hats and mod-style suits as the legendary ska band The Specials reform for a 10 date tour around the UK. The band, who are best known for their hits 'Too Much Too Young' and 'Ghost Town', have been stacking up hits for over 30 years and they land in London for one night at the O2 Brixton Academy.

 

About Brixton Academy

This former cinema with its art deco interior, proscenium arch and 140ft dome is London's most celebrated venue for live music, winning Best Live Venue at the NME awards for 7 years in a row. The famous sloping floor means there are great views wherever you're standing, though keeping your feet can be a problem at the more raucous rock gigs. More about Brixton Academy

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Brixton Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Stockwell Tube Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Wandsworth Road Railway Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
24 The Pavement, SW4 | 21 minutes from The Specials
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48 Abbeville Road, SW4 | 25 minutes from The Specials
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234-244 Stockwell Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 1 minute from The Specials
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Royal BloodRoyal BloodThe award-winning Brighton-based pairing of Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher meld garage-rock and blues.13th March 2015Friday 13th March 2015 Where:
Brixton Academy, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
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CaribouCaribouThe foursome from Dundas, Ontario performs psychedelic rock originals.14th March 2015Saturday 14th March 2015 Where:
Brixton Academy, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
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KaytranadaKaytranadaThe Haitian producer, now based in Montreal, performs hip hop and dance music.20th March 2015Friday 20th March 2015 Where:
Brixton Academy, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
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Dropkick MurphysDropkick MurphysIrish and Celtic punk by the band who were formed in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1996. With support from The Mahones, Blood Or Whiskey.21st March 2015Saturday 21st March 2015 Where:
Brixton Academy, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
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The War On DrugsThe War On DrugsIndie-rock with elements of country from the four-strong band from Philadelphia fronted by Adam Granduciel.24th March 2015Tuesday 24th March 2015 Where:
Brixton Academy, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
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Sam SmithSam SmithSunday Times Culture named him 'the voice of 2014', his global hit single 'Stay With Me', has sold over 4.5 million copies to date and in March 2015 the London-based singer-songwriter Sam Smith stops by the O2 Brixton Academy for two nights on his 'In The Lonely Hour Tour'. Having been named the Critics' Choice Award for the Brits 2014 and with his25th March 2015Friday 27th March 2015 Where:
Brixton Academy, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
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event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Soul
DATES  25th, 26th and 27th March 2015
VENUE  Brixton Academy 
Sunday Times Culture named him 'the voice of 2014', his global hit single 'Stay With Me', has sold over 4.5 million copies to date and in March 2015 the London-based singer-songwriter Sam Smith stops by the O2 Brixton Academy for two nights on his 'In The Lonely Hour Tour'. Having been named the Critics' Choice Award for the Brits 2014 and with his... More about this event
Of Mice & MenOf Mice & MenThe five-piece band from California performs its self-penned metalcore. With support from The Amity Affliction, Volumes.28th March 2015Saturday 28th March 2015 Where:
Brixton Academy, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
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Above & BeyondAbove & BeyondThe London-based DJ threesome, Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamaki, perform their dance material.3rd April 2015Friday 3rd April 2015 Where:
Brixton Academy, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
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Above & Beyond
Gina YashereGina YashereThe star of Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo and ITV's Married Single Other returns to her home country from across the pond with her highly-anticipated show.11th April 2015Saturday 11th April 2015 Where:
Brixton Academy, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
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The WombatsThe WombatsThe Liverpudlian outfit plays indie-pop.13th April 2015Monday 13th April 2015 Where:
Brixton Academy, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
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