2-tone pioneers The Selecter and The English Beat featuring Ranking Roger have announced a co-headlining tour of North America this fall. The 10-date trek follows a successful tour of the UK and Europe last year encompassing nearly 40 dates.
Both bands are touring in support of relatively new albums, with The Selecter having dropped Daylight last year, and The [English] Beat sharing Bounce, their first LP in more than 30 years, in 2016. They promise to play plenty of the hits, however, and to come together every show for a joint encore.
Founding member Ranking Roger joins The Beat, as does his son, Ranking Junior, who’s said to “bring an update on the toasting that made Ranking Roger such a pivotal part of the original Beat.
The US tour will find the bands scaling the West Coast, with gigs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Vancouver, and more. Tickets go on sale on Friday, May 18th. See the full list of confirmed dates below.
The Selecter and The [English] Beat Feat. Ranking Roger 2018 Tour Dates:
10/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
11/01 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
11/02 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
11/03 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
11/06 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
11/07 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
11/08 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
11/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
11/11 – Ventura, CA @ The Majestic Theater
11/13 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues