UB40 (Photo courtesy Alex Barron-Hough)
(UPDATE, Aug. 17, 2016: This show has been moved from Pocahontas Live to The Beacon Theatre in Hopewell; all original tickets will be honored. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show will start at approximately 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $20 to $105. More information at The Beacon Theatre website)
Originally published Aug. 16, 2016
Brought to prominence through a reggae cover of Neil Diamond’s “Red Red Wine,” UB40 split into two acts by 2013. There was a bit of acrimony, but Ali Campbell, the voice of UB40’s original stash of hits, and two other founding members splintered off to circulate the band’s island-infused compositions. Their 2014 album, “Silhouette,” delivers Jamaican-indebted tracks, including a Dennis Brown cut that the album takes its name from.
After nearly four decades, Campbell’s ability to helm a band hasn’t been blunted. Neither has the tremolo in his voice. Along with Mickey Virtue and Astro (Terence Wilson), he’ll take the stage at Pocahontas State Park Amphitheater at 6 p.m. on Aug. 18.
$25 to $70. 794-6700 or pocahontaslive.com.