27th Jun, 2022

The Selecter added to lineup for 80s Coventry Ricoh Arena concert

ONE of the leading bands of the 2-tone era has been added to an 80s revival concert taking place in Coventry later this year.

The Selecter – who rose to national fame in their home city of Coventry in the late 70s and early 80s – are performing at the StepBack 80s Concert at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday, December 22.

The eight strong band is led by original founding member, singer-songwriter and frontwoman Pauline Black, and fellow founding member Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson.

Songs written by the band are renowned for their lyrical observations of society with singles such as On My Radio, which made it into the Top 10 of the UK official Charts in 1979.

The following year they had a trio of hits – Three Minute Hero, Missing Words and The Whisper – making it into the Top 40 of the UK Official Charts.

The renowned band are still going strong and released their album, DAYLIGHT, in 2017 with modern numbers such as Frontline, which explores the dominance of the internet in day-to-day life.

Other artists performing at the Ericsson Indoor Arena on the same evening include Tony Hadley, Bonnie Tyler, ABC, Go West, Katrina and The Waves, and Black Lace.

The StepBack 80s Concert will follow on from its younger sibling, the StepBack 90s Concert, which is also taking place at the Ericsson Indoor Arena on Saturday, October 13.

Tickets cost £50 plus a booking fee, and can be purchased by visiting www.ricoharena.com or www.stepbackconcerts.co.uk

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