I didn’t see them in Chicago, this past July 2. But I did see them on the actual night of their 30th Anniversary a couple of years ago. It was pretty cool, that our town hosted Dave Wakeling’s The English Beat's birthday concert and tour start.
Now that they’re working on new material, I’ll see them the next time they come through Chicago. The 30th Anniversary tour was pretty great. And the first night of that tour was awesome. I didn’t go to subsequent tours, because I don’t like seeing nostalgia bands.
This past week, I heard some of Ranking Roger’s The Beat music. A lot of good stuff there. I hope Roger’s edition of The Beat come to Chicago as well.
Off to get Sunday coffee…