Saenger Theatre - New Orleans
Reggae-pop-rock outfit UB40 is coming down to New Orleans this summer! The groundbreaking band who took the world by storm during the ‘80s is embarking on a much-anticIpated 20-date tour. This summer outing stops by the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans on Tuesday 6th September 2022! If you’re a UB40 fan, you’d know that their famous, high-energy setlist is packed with hits and crowd pleasers! It’s not every day you see a monumental English band come down to New Orleans in the summer. So don’t wait too long before grabbing your tickets to UB40 live at Saenger Theatre!
UB40 has performed some of the most groundbreaking classics, such as “Red Red Wine,” “I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You,” and “Kingston Town.” With more than four decades in the industry, the band remains one of the most in-demand touring acts globally. The commercially-successful band has always been a hometown hero in the U.K. They had been a mainstay on the Official Albums Chart since the release of their debut album, Signing Off. Their first number 1 album, Labour of Love, finally broke into the U.S market in 1983. The all-covers album peaked at number 15 on the Billboard 200 chart. Eventually, it earned a platinum certification in the U.S. Labour of Love spawned the cover hit, “Red Red Wine,” originally performed by Neil Diamond.
In 1989, UB40 released Labour of Love II, consisting of iconic pop and rock song covers. The album charted well in the U.S., peaking at number 30. The album featured the hit singles “Here I Am (Come and Take Me)” and “The Way You Do Things You Do. UB40 released Labour of Love II’s follow-up in 1993. The tenth album, Promises, and Lies, featured an Elvis Presley cover, “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” The album topped the U.K. charts and debuted at number 6 on the Billboard 200, making it their most successful record to be released in the U.S. The band’s latest album, Bigga Baggaridim, was released in 2021. The record featured reworked tracks from older UB40 albums, including “Don’t Break My Heart” and “I Got You Babe.”
Tickets to see UB40 take over the Saenger Theatre-New Orleans are now available!