UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell & Astro drop new song Sufferer
By Classic Pop | February 18, 2022
UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell & Astro have today released new track Sufferer, which Campbell has dedicated to his late bandmate Astro, who passed away last November.
The track is the first taste of new album Unprecedented, which will be released on 17 June via UMC and is available to pre-order here.
“Sufferer is a song that Astro and I have always loved, from the brilliant Kingstonians,” says Ali. “Astro was so proud of our version of this song, as am I. It’s the first track off our new studio album Unprecedented which will be out in the summer. This song is more poignant and special than I ever realised, after Astro heartbreakingly passed away after recording this album. We want to keep his memory alive through his music and this song and album.”
UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell’s UK tour, now happening in memory of Astro, begins next Friday, 25 February, at London’s O2 Arena.
“I can’t wait to get back on stage and see all our wonderful fans,” says Campbell. “Although it’s going to be incredibly difficult without Astro by my side. Remembering Astro, let the music play on. Big love, Ali.”
Reggae Roast will also join the line-up as special guests for the tour.
UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey’s most recent album, 2018’s A Real Labour Of Love, debuted at No.2 in the UK album chart, only dropping one place a week later to No.3, and the album spent a month in the Top 10.
UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell, European Tour:
Friday 25 London The O2
Saturday 26 Brighton Centre
Monday 28 Dublin 3 Arena
Friday 4 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Saturday 5 Birmingham Utilita Arena
Sunday 6 Sheffield City Hall
Tuesday 8 Amsterdam Ziggodome
Tickets for the tour are available from www.myticket.co.uk