March 2nd, 2016

New Touring Line Up

The Specials confirm that Gary Powell of The Libertines will be drumming on latest tour following the tragic loss of founder member John (Brad) Bradbury who died at the end of 2015. Powell said:

“It is with deepest gratitude that I state what an honour it is to be asked to perform for The Specials in their up and coming US and UK tour dates. John (Brad) Bradbury was a unique performer and his style and ability was definitely one of the defining factors that helped to create The Specials sound, and it is with great humility that I will be doing these tours and carrying on his legacy.

The Specials are one of the UK’s most important bands so I am also very excited at the prospect of performing such a great catalogue of music with some of the most important characters in English music folklore.

Again I cannot thank The Specials enough for believing in me to take on such a heady task and I look forward to the challenge!”

He takes a break from the phenomenal success of The Libertines reformation which has taken them all over the world in the last few years.

December 29th, 2015

John “Brad” Bradbury

It is with deepest regret that we have to announce the very sad news that our much loved husband and father John “Brad” Bradbury passed away on Monday the 28th of December. Brad’s drumming was the powerhouse behind The Specials and it was seen as a key part to the Two Tone sound.

He was much respected in the world of drumming and his style of reggae and ska was seen as genuinely ground breaking when The Specials first hit the charts in 1979. He was an integral part of The Specials reforming in 2008 and toured with them extensively up to the present day.

His contribution to the world of music can not be understated and he will much missed by family, friends and fans alike. It is the families sincerest wish that they are allowed the time to remember him privately.

November 24th, 2015


The Specials will not be performing in London on April 22nd 2016, there is an incorrect listing on website.

September 4th, 2015


Our dear friend Rico passed away today.We offer our deepest condolences to his family.His legacy will go on forever and a day. RIP dear Rico

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