Tour News

Steve Cradock Announced As Replacement Guitarist In The Specials

STEVE CRADOCK, lead guitarist and founding member of Ocean Colour Scene and a member of Paul Weller’s backing band, has announced that he will be joining The Specials for their November UK tour. Cradock will be replacing Roddy Byers as lead guitarist, who announced last month he was leaving the band to concentrate on his own band The Skabilly Rebels.

In a posting on Twitter and Facebook, Cradock states:

[quote style=’1′ cite=”]No its not a rumour, I am honoured to have been asked by The Specials to play guitar for them in November. A band I have admired and loved since I was a kid. maybe you want to check em out live too. Steve xx[/quote]

The Specials will play:

30 – UEA, Norwich
31 – Rock City, Nottingham

03 – Olympia, Dublin
04 – Ulster Hall, Belfast
06 – Barrowlands, Glasgow
07 – Barrowlands, Glasgow
09 – O2 Academy, Newcastle
10 – O2 Academy, Leeds
11 – O2 Apollo, Manchester
13 – Roundhouse, London
14 – Roundhouse, London
15 – Roundhouse, London
17 – The Dome, Brighton
18 – O2 Academy, Bournemouth
20 – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
22 – Rock City, Nottingham


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