The Specials's 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  
Nov 10, 2019 The Specials   De Roma Antwerp, Belgium
Aug 23, 2019 –
Aug 25, 2019
Victorious Festival 2019    
Two Door Cinema Club / Clean Bandit / Bloc Party / James Bay / New Order / Rudimental / The Vaccines / Plan B / The Hives / Razorlight / Doves / The Specials / Ziggy Marley / Professor Green / Badly Drawn Boy / Ash / All Saints / Ocean Colour Scene / Starsailor / The Futureheads / The Zutons / Fun Lovin' Criminals / Lewis Capaldi / Idlewild / Tom Grennan / Republica / The Rifles / Cavetown / Dodgy / The Twang / Laurel / The Sherlocks / DJ Yoda / Andy Burrows / Fatherson / Tim Burgess / Alice Jemima / Will Varley / The Snuts / Jerry Williams / Plastic Mermaids / Casey Lowry / The Silver Beatles / The Pearl Harts / Bessie Turner / Alex Francis / Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls / The New Shoes / Flowvers / HENGE / Holiday Oscar / Basement Jaxx (DJ Set) / AK Patterson / Southsea Alternative Choir / Bog Rolling Stones / Fleetingwood Mac / Emilia Tarrant
Castle Field Southsea, UK
Jul 20, 2019 –
Jul 20, 2019
Splendour 2019  
Rag'n'Bone Man / Manic Street Preachers / The Specials / All Saints / The Coronas / ROB.GREEN
Wollaton Park Nottingham, UK
Jul 14, 2019 Bospop 2019  
The Specials / Joe Jackson / Rowwen Hèze / Foreigner / Level 42
Bospop Weert, Netherlands
Jul 13, 2019 –
Jul 14, 2019
Bospop 2019  
Cordovas / Living Colour / The Doors Alive / The Cat Empire / Jimmy Barnes / Flogging Molly / Kovacs / Daryl Hall & John Oates / Danny Vera / Skunk Anansie / John Butler Trio / John Fogerty / Jessica Wilde / Marc Broussard / Level 42 / The White Buffalo / Foreigner / Rowwen Hèze / Rival Sons / Joe Jackson / Chris Robinson Brotherhood / The Specials / Al McKay's Earth, Wind and Fire Experience / The Lachy Doley Group / Nile Rodgers & Chic
Evenemententerrein Weert Noord Weert, The Netherlands
Jul 12, 2019 –
Jul 14, 2019
Bospop 2019  
Hall & Oates / Rowwen Hèze / Kodaline / The Specials / Flogging Molly / Joe Jackson / Living Colour / Skunk Anansie / Level 42 / Sting / CHIC ft. Nile Rodgers / Snow Patrol / Foreigner / John Fogerty / Kodaline / Richard Ashcroft
Weert Noord Weert, Netherlands
Jun 22, 2019 Stadspark Live 2019  
Daniël Lohues / Ronnie Flex & Deuxperience / Tom Odell / The Specials / Anouk / Sting
Stadspark Groningen, Netherlands
Jun 19, 2019 The Specials   The Danforth Music Hall Toronto, ON
Jun 19, 2019 The Specials / L.A. Salami   Danforth Music Hall Toronto, ON
Jun 17, 2019 The Specials   Corona Theatre Montreal, Quebec
Jun 15, 2019 The Specials   House of Blues Boston, MA
Jun 15, 2019 The Specials / L.A. Salami   House of Blues Boston presented by Cricket Wireless Boston, MA
Jun 14, 2019 The Specials   Brooklyn Steel Brooklyn, NY
Jun 07, 2019 Encore 40th Anniversary Tour
The Specials / L.A. Salami
First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
May 31, 2019 The Specials House of Blues San Diego, CA
May 27, 2019 Punk Rock Bowling, Day 3  
The Specials / Dead Boys / The Hives / Teenage Bottlerocket / The Stranglers / The Toasters / The Undertones / Ravagers / Shame (UK) / Faz Waltz / Night Birds / Madé J. / The Radiator Rattlers / Mystery Actions / Dirk Vermin & The Hostile Talent / Jail City Rockers
Downtown Las Vegas Events Center Las Vegas, NV
May 26, 2019 Punk Rock Bowling Day 3
The Specials / Dead Boys / The Hives / Teenage Bottlerocket / The Stranglers / The Toasters / The Undertones / Ravagers / Shame / Faz Waltz / Night Birds / Made J. / The Radiator Rattlers / Mystery Actions / Dirk Vermin & The Hostile Talent / Jail City Rockers
Downtown Las Vegas Events Center - DLVEC Las Vegas, NV
May 25, 2019 The Specials / L.A. Salami   Fox Theater Oakland, CA
May 25, 2019 The Specials / L.A. Salami   Fox Theater Oakland, CA
May 25, 2019 –
May 27, 2019
Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival    
Rancid / Descendents / The Specials / FLAG / Refused / The Hives / The Damned / The Vandals / The Stranglers / Fear / Perkele / The Skints / The Droogettes / Informal Society / The Casualties / The Pietasters / Louise Distras / Lower Class Brats / Split Seconds / Maid Of Ace / Dog Company / The Turbulent Hearts / Fucked Up / Adolescents / The Lillingtons / The Darts / Total Massacre / Street Dogs / Sloppy Seconds / The Coathangers / Drug Church / Grade 2 / The Drowns / AUXILIÖ / The Heiz / The Undertones / Shame (UK) / Night Birds / The Radiator Rattlers / Dead Boys / Teenage Bottlerocket / The Toasters / Dirk Vermin & The Hostile Talent / Ravagers / Faz Waltz / Madé J. / Mystery Actions / Jail City Rockers
Downtown Las Vegas Events Center Las Vegas, NV
May 24, 2019 –
May 27, 2019
Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival 2019  
The Hives / Rancid / The Specials / The Stranglers / The Damned / Descendents / The Undertones / Refused / Fucked Up / The Vandals / Adolescents / The Casualties / Street Dogs / Fear / Teenage Bottlerocket / The Toasters / Shame / The Skints / The Coathangers / The Pietasters / Dead Boys / Lower Class Brats / The Lillingtons / Sloppy Seconds / Drug Church / Night Birds / FLAG / Perkele / Louise Distras / Maid of Ace / The Darts - US / Grade 2 / Ravagers / Dog Company / Made J. / Faz Waltz / The Droogettes / Turbulent Hearts / Informal Society / Mystery Actions / The Drowns / The Heiz / The Radiator Rattlers / Jail City Rockers / Total Massacre / AUXILIO / The Split Seconds (DC) / Dick Vermin & the Hostile Talent
Downtown Las Vegas Events Center - DLVEC Las Vegas, NV
May 24, 2019 The Specials Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
May 12, 2019 The Specials    
The Specials / Saffiyah Khan / The Tuts
Cambridge Corn Exchange Cambridge, UK
Mar 30, 2019 DJ Uphill Sound / The Specials   Ancienne Belgique Brussels
Jun 24, 2018 The Specials   House of Blues San Diego, CA
Jun 24, 2018 The Specials   House of Blues San Diego, CA
Jun 24, 2018 The Specials   House of Blues San Diego San Diego, CA
Jun 23, 2018 –
Jun 24, 2018
Arroyo Seco Weekend 2018  
Kings of Leon / Neil Young / Alanis Morissette / Jack White / Capital Cities / Belle and Sebastian / Third Eye Blind / Violent Femmes / Pretenders / Bangles / Gary Clark Jr. / Robert Plant / The Specials / The Revolution (MN) / Gomez / Los Lobos / Shakey Graves / Seu Jorge / Trampled by Turtles / Aaron Neville / Kamasi Washington / Allen Stone / The Milk Carton Kids / Typhoon / Irma Thomas / North Mississippi Allstars / Hurray for the Riff Raff / Dorothy / Pharoah Sanders / Margaret Glaspy / Margo Price / Fantastic Negrito / Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters / Dwight Twilley / Neil Young + The Promise Of Real / Jeff Goldblum / Maxim Ludwig / Tracksuit Wedding
Brookside Golf Course Pasadena, CA
Jun 23, 2018 –
Jun 24, 2018
Arroyo Seco Weekend 2018  
Gary Clark Jr. / Neil Young / Third Eye Blind / Allen Stone / Capital Cities / The Specials / Typhoon / Belle and Sebastian / Violent Femmes / Shakey Graves / Robert Plant / North Mississippi Allstars / Hurray for the Riff Raff / The Milk Carton Kids / Jack White / Los Lobos / Gomez / Irma Thomas / Seu Jorge / Pharoah Sanders / Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters / Fantastic Negrito / Kamasi Washington / Trampled by Turtles / Margaret Glaspy / Bangles / Alanis Morissette / Margo Price / Pretenders / Aaron Neville / Neil Young + The Promise Of Real / Dorothy / Tracksuit Wedding / The Revolution (MN) / Dwight Twilley / Jeff Goldblum / Maxim Ludwig / Kings of Leon
Brookside Golf Course Pasadena, CA
Jun 23, 2018 –
Jun 24, 2018
Arroyo Seco Weekend 2018  
Gary Clark Jr. / Neil Young / Third Eye Blind / Allen Stone / Capital Cities / Kings Of Leon / The Specials / Typhoon / Belle and Sebastian / Violent Femmes / Shakey Graves / Robert Plant / North Mississippi Allstars / Hurray for the Riff Raff / The Milk Carton Kids / Jack White / Los Lobos / Gomez / Irma Thomas / Seu Jorge / Pharoah Sanders / Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters / Fantastic Negrito / Kamasi Washington / Trampled by Turtles / Margaret Glaspy / Bangles / Alanis Morissette / Margo Price / Pretenders / Aaron Neville / Neil Young + The Promise Of Real / Dorothy / Tracksuit Wedding / The Revolution (MN) / Dwight Twilley / Jeff Goldblum / Maxim Ludwig
Brookside Golf Course Pasadena, CA
Jun 23, 2018 Arroyo Seco  
Neil Young + The Promise Of Real / The Specials / Jack White / Belle and Sebastian / The Pretenders / The Milk Carton Kids / Kamasi Washington / Shakey Graves / North Mississippi Allstars / Pharoah Sanders / Dwight Twilley / Typhoon / Maxim Ludwig
Brookside at the Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA
Jun 21, 2018 The Specials / Lori Vee   Fox Theater Oakland, CA
Jun 02, 2018 No Filter  
The Rolling Stones / The Specials
Ricoh Arena Coventry, United Kingdom
Aug 10, 2017 –
Aug 13, 2017
Boomtown Fair  
The Specials / Cypress Hill / Frank Turner / Toots and the Maytals / Beans on Toast / Blues Brothers Band / Sam and the Womp / The Wurzels / SugarHill Gang / Newton Faulkner / Gentlemans Dub Club
Aug 10, 2017 –
Aug 13, 2017
BoomTown Fair !!! 2017  
M.I.A. / Cypress Hill / Slightly Stoopid / Rusko / The Specials / Ziggy Marley / Frank Turner / Boys Noize / Toots & The Maytals / The Sugarhill Gang / Loyle Carner / Arrested Development / The Freestylers / AJ Tracey / Booka Shade / Sublime With Rome / Redlight / Dusky / Crazy P / Stick Figure / Skindred / Donae'o / Protoje / Caspa / Utah Saints / GoGo Penguin / Dub FX / Alabama 3 / Carl Craig / The Prototypes / Friction / Astrix / Black Sun Empire / Ocean Wisdom / The Comet Is Coming / Solardo / My Nu Leng / Gilles Peterson / Swindle / Lutan Fyah / Deekline / Alix Perez / Gentleman's Dub Club / Sons of Kemet / Champion / Ed Solo / Icicle / Beans on Toast / Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band / Mike Love / Dave Clarke / Technimatic / Ace Ventura / DBridge / Phace / Holy Goof / Mefjus / The Planet Smashers / Furious 5 / The Dreadnoughts / Legendary Shack Shakers / Darkzy / Mbongwana Star / Deadbeat / pitch black / Boddika / Smokey Joe & The Kid / Ray Keith / Schlachthofbronx / Ben UFO / Skeptical / MysDiggi / Vandal / Soweto Kinch / Dread MC / Heartless Crew / Broken Note / Benjamin Zephaniah / King Prawn / SP:MC / Baby Queens / Chris Wood / SK Shlomo / Nattali Rize / Mad Dog Mcrea / Dizraeli / Mikey B / The Hempolics / Kumbia Queers / The Sickest Squad / Binker & Moses / Limewax / New Town Kings / Monki / Gypsy Hill / Dr Cryptic / Hadean / Petrol Girls / Jungle Brown / The Filaments / Bushbaby / Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind / Billain / WITTYBOY / King Kong Company / Inner Terrestrials / Kingfisha / The Eskies / Thrasher / Sheelanagig / Furrow Collective / Bud / Elijah & Skilliam / Brinsley Forde / Lakuta / Phatworld / Maid of Ace / Fleck / Kansas Smitty's / Faintest Idea / Ska'n'Ska / Back To The Planet / Pelikann / Blend Mishkin / Gancher & Ruin / Captain Hotknives / Blaggers ITA / Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band / Thorpey / Amy Becker / Murder He Wrote / Jon1st / China Shop Bull / Crinkle Cuts / Vital Techniques / Chavo / The Original Blues Brothers Band / C3B / Mr Tea and the Minions / D-DOTs / Crash Nomada / Jeremy Tuplin / Sea Bass Kid / Junior Bill / forest of fools / DJ Kobayashi / The Skarsoles / River Roots / Dr Oscillator / The Discount Orchestra / One Eyed God / Autorotation / Steamchicken / Lead Shot Hazard / Atterkop / Metz Jnr / Cherry Bandora / The Barefoot Bandit UK / Fracture (UK) / K-ORSE AND BASSHOUND / Imprints (Bristol, UK) / First World Pros / Tony Tribe (UK) / CaraMeansFriend / Dub Akom Band
Matterley Estate Ovington, UK
Jun 23, 2017 –
Jun 24, 2017
Montebello Rockfest 2017  
Soulfly / Pennywise / AFI / Bad Religion / The Offspring / Rammstein / All That Remains / Killswitch Engage / Parkway Drive / Goldfinger / Norma Jean / Reel Big Fish / Anti Flag / August Burns Red / The Specials / Eagles of Death Metal / Good Charlotte / Megadeth / Alexisonfire / Queens of the Stone Age / P.O.D. / Entombed A.D. / Meshuggah / 311 / Iggy Pop / 2 Stone 2 Skank / Blessed By A Broken Heart / Death Before Dishonor / PUP / Reverend Horton Heat / Protest the Hero / The Birthday Massacre / Bullet for my Valentine
Montebello, Canada Montebello, QC
Jun 22, 2017 The Specials   Baltimore Soundstage Baltimore, MD
Jun 16, 2017 The Specials House of Blues San Diego, CA
Jun 10, 2017 –
Jun 11, 2017
Punk Rock Bowling Asbury Park  
The Vansaders / Ravagers / Crazy and the Brains / The Templars / The Explosion / Dillinger Four / Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaries / The Specials / Hot Blood / Bigwig / Posers / Darkbuster / The Pietasters / leftover crack / Lifetime / Buzzcocks / NOFX / PUP
The Stone Pony Summerstage Asbury Park, NJ
Jun 10, 2017 Punk Rock Bowling  
PUP / The Specials / Dillinger Four / Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaries / The Explosion
The Stone Pony Summerstage Asbury Park, NJ
Jun 10, 2017 –
Jun 11, 2017
Punk Rock Bowling 2017  
The Specials / Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaries / Dillinger Four / The Explosion / PUP / The Templars / Crazy and the Brains / The Vansaders / Ravagers / NOFX / The Pietasters / Lifetime / Buzzcocks / Hot Blood / Bigwig / Posers / Darkbuster / Leftöver Crack
The Stone Pony Summerstage Asbury Park, NJ
Jun 07, 2017 The Specials   Danforth Music Hall Toronto, ON
May 28, 2017 The Specials / Toots & The Maytals   The Forum Hertfordshire Hertfordshire, UK
Mar 11, 2017 –
Mar 13, 2017
Golden Plains  
Kurt Vile / Cash Savage and the Last Drinks / The Specials / The Damned / Teenage Fanclub / The Peep Tempel / Camp Cope / Ausmuteants / Olympia / Chain and the Gang / Nicolas Jaar / Habits / Benny & The Flybyniters / Confidence Man / Total Giovanni / Margaret Glaspy / Jazz Party / ORB / Remi / Oren Ambarchi / The Dusty Millers
Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre Meredith, VIC, Australia
Mar 11, 2017 Zoo Twilights    
The Specials
Melbourne Zoo Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Mar 11, 2017 –
Mar 13, 2017
Golden Plains Festival  
Ausmuteants / Margaret Glaspy / Benny & The Flybyniters / Cash Savage and the Last Drinks / Camp Cope / Kurt Vile / The Damned / J A Z Z Party / Kardajala Kirridarra / The Dusty Millers / Olympia / Bill Davis & The Good Lords / Chain & The Gang / Orb / Teenage Fanclub / Remi / The Peep Tempel / Neil Finn / The Specials
Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre Meredith, VIC
Mar 10, 2017 WOMADelaide 2017  
Nattalie Rize / Oki Dub Ainu Band / Parov Stelar / Rahaan / Rich Medina / 30/70 / Senyawa / Sinkane / 9 Bach / Skratch Bastid / A B Original / The Specials / The Waifs / Ana Tijoux / William Crighton / / The Hot 8 Brass Band / Archie Roach / The Manganiyar Classroom / Mercedes Peon / The Soil / Toni Childs / Baba Zula / Brushy One String of Jamaica / Dope Lemon / Fuel Fandango / A Guy Named Guy / Jesse Davidson / Kiasmos / La Mambanegra / L-FRESH The Lion / MANE / Montaigne
Botanic Park Adelaide, SA
Nov 14, 2016 The Specials Winter Gardens Eastbourne
Nov 11, 2016 The Specials / Rhoda Dakar Cambridge Corn Exchange Cambridge, UK
Nov 05, 2016 The Specials Great Hall Exeter, UK
Latest Setlist (11/10/2019):

Concerts Per Year:
2019 24 concerts
2018 9 concerts
2017 14 concerts
2016 45 concerts
2015 6 concerts
2014 8 concerts
2013 7 concerts
2012 19 concerts
2011 6 concerts
2010 25 concerts
2009 21 concerts
2008 1 concert
2007 1 concert
2006 1 concert
2000 1 concert
1998 28 concerts
1997 2 concerts
1996 3 concerts
1994 3 concerts
1981 2 concerts
1980 2 concerts
1979 5 concerts
1978 1 concert
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