The Specials Concert History

The Specials (also known as The Special AKA) is an English “2 Tone” ska revival band formed in 1977 in Coventry, England. Their music combines a danceable ska beat with punk’s energy, underpinned by an informed political and social stance.

Date Concert Venue Location
Aug 20, 2022 –
Aug 21, 2022
Hardwick Live 2022
Seasick Steve / Hayley McKay / The Stereophonics / Ella Eyre / Becky Hill / The Proclaimers / Jake Bugg / The Lottery Winners / The Specials
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Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield Durham, England, United Kingdom
Jul 10, 2022
The Specials / The Beat / Hollie Cook / Stone Foundation / Petty Thieves Rochester Castle Rochester, Kent, UK
Jul 09, 2022
The Specials / The Beat / HOLLIE COOK / Stone Foundation
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Rochester Castle Rochester, United Kingdom
Jun 26, 2022
Mitski / Florence + the Machine / Foals / The Specials / Zwangere Guy / AG CLUB / The Kid LAROI / Intergalactic Lovers / Sky Ferreira Festivalpark Werchter, Flanders, Belgium
Jun 25, 2022
TW Classic 2022
Florence + the Machine / Placebo / Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds / Courtney Barnett / The Specials / The Kid LAROI. / Sky Ferreira / Nick Cave / Sleaford Mods / Intergalactic Lovers / AG CLUB / Zwangere Guy / Whispering Sons / Noordkaap / Sylvie Kreusch / The Smile Show all bands
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Festivalpark Werchter Rotselaar, Flanders, Belgium
Show Duplicates for Jun 25, 2022
Jun 15, 2022
Grace Jones / Michael Kiwanuka / Ziggy Marley / Sondre Lerche / AHA / The Specials / Biffy Clyro / Supergrass / Karpe / Aurora / Slomosa / Arif / Röyksopp / Inhaler / Cezinando / Zara Larsson / Astrid S
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Bergenfest Bergen, Vestland, Norway
Jun 05, 2022
The Specials
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Botanic Gardens Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Jun 03, 2022
The Specials
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Bedford Park Bedford, United Kingdom
Apr 23, 2022
The Specials Exeter Phoenix Exeter, United Kingdom
Oct 18, 2021
The Specials Camden Roundhouse Camden, London.UK.
Oct 06, 2021
The Specials Rough Trade East London, England, United Kingdom
Oct 03, 2021
The Specials
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Chalk Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Show Duplicate for Oct 03, 2021
Sep 25, 2021
The Specials
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Troxy London, England, United Kingdom
Sep 24, 2021
The Specials
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The Roundhouse London, England, United Kingdom
Sep 23, 2021
The Specials
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The Roundhouse London, England, United Kingdom
Sep 21, 2021
The Specials
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Rivermead Reading, England, United Kingdom
Sep 20, 2021
The Specials Newcastle City Hall Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Sep 18, 2021
The Specials
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The Dome Doncaster, United Kingdom
Sep 17, 2021
The Specials
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The Motorpoint Arena Nottingham Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
Sep 16, 2021
The Specials/Pete Williams
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O2 Academy Birmingham Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

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2022 9 concerts
2021 23 concerts
2020 2 concerts
2019 57 concerts
2018 5 concerts
2017 29 concerts
2016 37 concerts
2015 7 concerts
2014 19 concerts
2013 40 concerts
2012 15 concerts
2011 28 concerts
2010 22 concerts
2009 24 concerts
2008 1 concert
2007 1 concert
2006 1 concert
2000 1 concert
1998 31 concerts
1997 3 concerts
1996 4 concerts
1994 4 concerts
1981 4 concerts
1980 10 concerts
1979 11 concerts
1978 8 concerts
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Frequenty Asked Questions (FAQ)


How many concerts has The Specials had?

The Specials has had 396 concerts.

When was the last The Specials concert?

The last The Specials concert was on August 20, 2022 at Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield in Durham, England, United Kingdom. The bands that performed were: Seasick Steve / Hayley McKay / The Stereophonics / Ella Eyre / Becky Hill / The Proclaimers / Jake Bugg / The Lottery Winners / The Specials.

What songs does The Specials play live?

The songs that The Specials performs live vary, but here's the latest setlist that we have from the June 25, 2022 concert at Festivalpark Werchter in Rotselaar, Belgium:

  1. Freedom Highway
  2. Rat Race
  3. Man at C&A
  4. Friday Night, Saturday Morning
  5. Do Nothing
  6. Stereotype
  7. International Jet Set
  8. Vote for Me
  9. The Lunatics (Have Taken Over the Asylum)
  10. Blank Expression
  11. Doesn't Make It Alright
  12. Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Us Around
  13. A Message to You, Rudy
  14. Fuck All the Perfect People
  15. Too Much Too Young
  16. Monkey Man
  17. Gangsters