UB40 announces first-ever surprise free livestream

Concert will air on YouTube

UB40 and Bulldog DM announce UB40’s first-ever livestream performance to air on YouTube this Wednesday, September 21st. The special show will be filmed in front of a live audience from Napa Valley’s intimate art deco Uptown Theater. Premiere livestream studio Bulldog DM will produce the two-hour broadcast for viewing via the band’s YouTube page at 11 pm ET/8 pm PT.

The reggae/pop legends are currently touring the U.S. in support of their 2021 album Bigga Baggariddim, and their latest single titled “Champion” (The Official Anthem Of The Commonwealth Games 2022) featuring Dapz On The Maps & Gilly G — part of an all-star album celebrating the XXII Commonwealth Games in the band’s hometown of Birmingham. The band also just released a new rendition of “Red, Red Wine” with lead vocalist Matt Doyle. With just a few days left on the tour, UB40 realized the right time had arrived to livestream the intimate Uptown Theater performance.

UB40 is one of the UK’s most successful British groups of all time, having achieved three UK No. 1 – “Red Red Wine,” “I Got You Babe (ft. Chrissie Hynde)” and “(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love with You” – along with 17 Top 10 singles and more than 50 UK hit singles. The band has sold more than 100 million records while taking their smooth reggae and pop blend to all corners of the globe. Among the accolades, the band been nominated for the Grammy Award for “Best Reggae Album” four times between 1987 and 2006.

“With Matt Doyle joining the group last year and touring as our lead singer during this summer’s incredible US tour and the recent Commonwealth Games, I’m so proud of how our band has evolved together,” shares UB40 founder Robin Campbell. “We’ve been looking to do this with Bulldog DM for some time and now is the perfect opportunity to introduce our new members, lead singer Matt Doyle and rapper Gilly G, to our fans worldwide on YouTube – and it’s free!”

To present the show, UB40 partnered with Bulldog DM, the world’s most experienced livestream studio. After years of searching for the perfect UB40 performance to livestream, the band and Bulldog agreed that the Uptown Theater show had just the right feeling and timing. All involved enthusiastically agreed that it had to be delivered free to fans globally.

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

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