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The Selecter

The Selecter Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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On tour Yes
Followers 62,752
Category 2-tone, Reggae, Ska
Concerts
May
25
Slam Dunk Festival – South 2024
Hatfield
Tickets
May
26
Slam Dunk Festival – North 2024
Leeds
Tickets
Jun
08
No Values 2024
Pomona
Tickets
Jun
09
The Glass House
Pomona
Tickets
Jun
21
Coast Fest 2024
North Shields
Tickets
Jun
21
The Selecter
Nottingham
Tickets
Jul
05
Llangollen Fringe 2024
Llangollen
Tickets
Jul
05
Chilfest 2024
Tring
Tickets
Jul
05
Papillon
Southampton
Tickets
Jul
12
Jurassic Fields 2024
Bridport
Tickets
Jul
13
Derby Summer Sessions 2024
Derby
Tickets
Jul
13
Markeaton Park
Derby
Tickets
Jul
21
Rewind Festival: Scotland 2024
Perth
Tickets
Jul
25
Black to the Future Festival
Glaubitz
Tickets
Aug
22
Sunshine Festival 2024
Worcester
Tickets
Aug
30
The Selecter
Paisley
Tickets
Aug
31
Don Valley Bowl
Sheffield
Tickets
Sep
13
Fort Monroe
Monroe
Tickets
About The Selecter
The Selecter were a British ska revival band from Coventry, formed in the late 1970s as one of the essential bands of the British ska movement. Much of what set apart The Selecter from many of the other ska bands at the time was the voice of Pauline Black. She had to disguise herself as a man in order for the band to get gigs, but once they did, there was no disguising her voice. Like other ska bands of this movement, The Selecter featured a racially mixed line up, and songs about violence, politics, marijuana, a fictional spy's theme song, James Bond, and reggae classics. The name of the band is a reference to the Jamaican word for a music selecter, known elsewhere as the DJ. Also typical to the style is the mix of one vocalist singing, and the other toasting in a Jamaican style, a precursor to rapping. The Selecter's first recording Too Much Pressure was recorded at the end of 1979 and beginning of 1980 and issued on the pre-eminent 2 Tone/Chrysalis label. Their second recording Celebrate the Bullet was issued in 1981. Though the band has continued to regroup and reform on and off, most of the many recordings available are recompiled selections from these first two albums, either live or studio recordings. The Selecter's first two albums are essential British ska recordings. Pauline Black has been the singer in The Selecter since its formation in 1979 when the band spearheaded the Two Tone movement alongside The Specials releasing the singles "The Selecter", "Three Minute Hero", "The Whisper", "Missing Words" and "On My Radio" as well as two albums; "Too Much Pressure" and "Celebrate The Bullet". The Selecter were also featured in the cult film Dance Craze. The band split in 1982, Pauline carved out a career in TV and theatre, appearing in dramas like The Vice, The Bill, Hearts and Minds and 2000 Acres of Sky. She won the 1991 Time Out award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in the play All or Nothing At All and starred next to Christopher Lee in the schlock horror film The Funny Man. She reformed The Selecter in 1991 and has released several new albums and has toured all over the world. Nick Welsh is probably best known for being the bassist in The Selecter and formerly Bad Manners but he has worked with some of the biggest names in Ska and Reggae, Prince Buster, Laurel Aitken, Rico Rodriguez, Dave Barker and most recently Lee "Scratch" Perry with whom he received a Grammy Award Certificate for his work on the CD Jamaican ET which won The Best Reggae Category in 2002. Nick also writes music for TV which has been used world-wide on shows as diverse as WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment), The Osbournes and even adverts for Ariel soap powder.
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Genres
2-tone, Reggae, Ska
Band members
Pauline Black: vocals, Winston Marche: drums, Neil Pyzer-Skeete: tenor sax, Luke Palmer: bass, Will Crewdson: guitar, Arthur 'Gaps' Hendrickson: vocals, Orlando LaRose: baritone sax flute, Lee Horsley: Keyboards
Photos
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What fans are saying
Sean
5 / 5
What a great night
The Apex Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Nov 16, 2019
Paul
5 / 5
Brilliant again!
Queen Margaret Union Glasgow, United Kingdom
Apr 29, 2023
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The Selecter Tour Cities
Llangollen, United Kingdom Sheffield, United Kingdom Pomona, CA Derby, United Kingdom Tring, United Kingdom Perth, United Kingdom Bridport, United Kingdom Glaubitz, Germany Leeds, United Kingdom North Shields, United Kingdom Nottingham, United Kingdom Hatfield, United Kingdom Paisley, United Kingdom Monroe, VA Worcester, United Kingdom Southampton, United Kingdom

Frequently Asked Questions About The Selecter

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is The Selecter on tour?

Yes, The Selecter is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming The Selecter concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The The Selecter tour is scheduled for 18 dates across 16 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is The Selecter scheduled to play?

The Selecter is scheduled to play 18 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the The Selecter tour start?

The Selecter’s tour starts May 25, 2024 and ends on Sep 13, 2024. They will play 16 cities; their most recent concert was held in Hatfield at Hatfield Park and their next upcoming concert will be in Sheffield at Don Valley Bowl.

What venues is The Selecter performing at?

As part of the The Selecter tour, The Selecter is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

May 25 - Hatfield, England @ Hatfield Park
May 26 - Leeds, England @ Temple Newsam
Jun 08 - Pomona, CA @ The Farm at Pomona Fairplex
Jun 09 - Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
Jun 21 - North Shields, United Kingdom @ Percy Park Rugby Football Club
Jun 21 - Nottingham, England @ Metronome
Jul 05 - Llangollen, Wales @ Llangollen Town Hall
Jul 05 - Tring, England @ Pendley Manor Hotel
Jul 05 - Southampton, England @ Papillon
Jul 12 - Bridport, England @ Asker Meadow
Jul 13 - Derby, United Kingdom @ Derby Summer Sessions
Jul 13 - Derby, England @ Markeaton Park
Jul 21 - Perth, United Kingdom @ Scone Palace
Jul 25 - Glaubitz, Germany @ Back to the Future
Aug 22 - Worcester, England @ Little Fish Meadow Caravan & Campsite
Aug 30 - Paisley, Scotland @ Paisley Town Hall
Aug 31 - Sheffield, England @ Don Valley Bowl
Sep 13 - Monroe, VA @ Fort Monroe
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