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Enjoy ska classic live from London

The Specials have unveiled a video of them performing the classic ‘A Message To You Rudy’ live at The Troxy. See it first on NME above.

The ska legends performed at the iconic London venue earlier this month, where the seminal 1979 hit was part of a hit-packed set.

Next year, the band will be hitting the road once again for an epic tour with Toots & The Maytals. See thei upcoming UK tour dates below:

Birmingham, NEC (May 26, 2017)
Leeds, Millennium Square (May 27)
Hertfordshire, Hatfield Forum (May 28)

Last December, The Specials’ drummer John ‘Brad’ Bradbury died at the age of 62.

Bradbury’s family said in a statement, “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 family’s sincerest wish that they are allowed the time to remember him privately.”