Following the massive success of a lengthy European tour, ska legends The Selecter and The Beat will be taking their show across to North America.
Both bands have recorded new material in recent years. The Selecter’s ‘Daylight’ was released in 2017 and with their essential ‘Subculture’ LP hitting the shelves just a couple of years previously, Pauline Black and company are as busy as they’ve ever been. The Beat, meanwhile, are the version of the band featuring Ranking Roger and his son Ranking Jnr. Their 2016 LP ‘Bounce’ is a fine return for the band and their current live show is absolutely incendiary. If you’re a fan of second wave ska, seeing them is an absolute must.
The tour takes in the following cities in October/November:
The Selecter and The Beat featuring Ranking Roger 2018 Tour Dates:
10/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
11/01 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
11/02 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
11/03 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
11/06 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
11/07 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
11/08 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
11/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
11/11 – Ventura, CA @ The Majestic Theater
11/13 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
To find out what you could miss if you don’t get yourselves a ticket, here’s what Real Gone thought of the show the night the UK tour hit Margate: https://www.realgonerocks.com/2018/02/real-gone-goes-out-the-selecter-the-beat-feat-ranking-roger-hall-by-the-sea-dreamland-margate-kent-2422018/