The Specials's 2012 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 12, 2012 2012 Olympics - The Closing Ceremony Celebration Concert  
Blur / The Specials / New Order / Bombay Bicycle Club
Hyde Park London, UK
Aug 12, 2012 BT London Calling Closing Ceremony Concert  
Blur / Bombay Bicycle Club / The Specials / New Order
Hyde Park London, UK
Aug 12, 2012 New Order / The Specials / Bombay Bicycle Club / Blur   Hyde Park London, UK
Aug 12, 2012 Blur / The Specials / New Order / Bombay Bicycle Club   Hyde Park London, UK
Aug 12, 2012 Blur / The Specials / New Order / Bombay Bicycle Club   Hyde Park London, UK
Aug 12, 2012 London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony  
Blur / Bombay Bicycle Club / The Specials / New Order
Hyde Park London, UK
Aug 12, 2012 OLYMPICS Closing Ceremonies Concert: Blur, The Specials, New Order, and Bombay Bicycle Club at Hyde Park  
Blur / The Specials / New Order / Bombay Bicycle Club
Hyde Park London, UK
Aug 12, 2012 Blur / The Specials / New Order / Bombay Bicycle Club   Hyde Park London, UK
Aug 09, 2012 Lokerse Feesten 2012  
The Specials / Public Image Ltd. / Echo & the bunnymen
Festival Grounds Lokeren, BE
Jul 27, 2012 –
Jul 29, 2012
Fuji Rock 2012   Fuji Rock Festival Niigata,
Jul 13, 2012 –
Jul 15, 2012
Musilac 2012  
blink-182 / Two Door Cinema Club / Franz Ferdinand / Lenny Kravitz / Alabama Shakes / LMFAO / Far East Movement / Metronomy / Garbage / The Kills / Bat For Lashes / Band of Skulls / The Specials / Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds / fanfarlo / Noel Gallagher / Chinese Man / Yuksek / Orelsan / Shaka Ponk / Moriarty / Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue / Revolver / Skip the Use / Zulu Winter / Lescop / Le Peuple de l'Herbe / Dionysos / Jean-Louis Aubert / Don Rimini / Miossec / The Lanskies / Olivier Depardon / Daguerre / Benebar
Esplanade Du Lac Chambéry, France
Jul 07, 2012 –
Jul 10, 2012
Les Déferlantes  
Mika / Bénabar / Camille / The Ting Tings / Metronomy / Olivier Depardon / Sting / Shaka Ponk / The Specials / Daniel Darc / Fixers / Jehro / The Chase / Texas / Imany / Charlie Winston / Catherine Ringer / Izia / Gogol Bordello / The Lanskies / Franz Ferdinand / Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds / Skip the Use / Dionysos / Selah Sue / The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Zulu Winter / Givers / Stuck In the Sound
Parc de Valmy Argelès-sur-mer
May 26, 2012 –
May 28, 2012
Pinkpop 2012  
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band / Mumford and Sons / Ben Howard / The Cure / Linkin Park / The Astroids Galaxy Tour / Will and the People / The Ting Tings / Keane / Soundgarden / Anouk / The Wombats / Racoon / The Kyteman Orchestra / Blood Red Shoes / James Morrison / The Specials / Seasick Steve
Pinkpop Landgraaf, Netherlands
May 26, 2012 –
May 28, 2012
Pinkpop 2012  
Babylon Circus / Ben Howard / Bombay Bicycle Club / Hungry Kids of Hungary / Jonathan Jeremiah / Linkin Park / Miike Snow / Mumford & Sons / The Specials / The Wombats / Will and the People
Pinkpop Landgraaf
May 26, 2012 –
May 28, 2012
Pinkpop 2012  
Moss / Will and the People / The Asteroids Galaxy Tour / Ben Howard / The Cure / Racoon / Bombay Bicycle Club / Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings / Soundgarden / Chase & Status / Linkin Park / Rival Sons / Gers Pardoel / Blood Red Shoes / Seasick Steve / Miike Snow / The Specials / The Hives / Mumford & Sons / Paul Kalkbrenner / Bruce Springsteen
Megaland Landgraaf, NL
May 26, 2012 –
May 28, 2012
Pinkpop 2012  
Soundgarden / The BossHoss / Mumford & Sons / Linkin Park / The Cure / Keane / The Ting Tings / The Wombats / The Hives / The Specials / Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band / The Asteroids Galaxy Tour / Seasick Steve / Anouk / Blood Red Shoes / Rival Sons / Racoon / Will and the People / Babylon Circus / The Kyteman Orchestra
Megaland Landgraaf, Netherlands
May 26, 2012 –
May 28, 2012
Pinkpop 2012  
Anouk / Babylon Circus / Blood Red Shoes / Bombay Bicycle Club / Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band / Hungry Kids of Hungary / Keane / Kyuss Lives! / Miike Snow / Mumford & Sons / Racoon / Rival Sons / Seasick Steve / Serena Pryne & The Mandevilles / Soundgarden / The Asteroids Galaxy Tour / The Cure / The Hives / The Kyteman Orchestra / The Specials / The Wombats / Will and the People / Linkin Park
Megaland Landgraaf, Netherlands
Apr 05, 2012 –
Apr 09, 2012
Byron Bay Bluesfest 2012  
Blitzen Trapper / Lucinda Williams / The Pogues / Yann Tiersen / Earth, Wind & Fire / My Morning Jacket / The Specials / Dawes / Justin Townes Earle / Slightly Stoopid / John Butler Trio / Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue / James Vincent McMorrow / John Fogerty / Roger Daltrey / John Hiatt / Nick Lowe / Seasick Steve / Steve Earle / Jonny Lang / Great Big Sea / Blue King Brown / Donovan / Steve Vai / Ziggy Marley / Crosby, Stills & Nash / Maceo Parker / The Fabulous Thunderbirds / Vusi Mahlasela / G3 / Buddy Guy / Seth Lakeman / Candi Staton / Alabama 3 / Kim Churchill / Watussi / Harry Manx / Dweezil Zappa / Joanne Shaw Taylor / Melbourne Ska Orchestra / Keb' Mo' / Yes / Eilen Jewell / Angélique Kidjo / Josh Pyke / Eagle and the Worm / Mama Kin / Richard Clapton / Dallas Frasca / Tijuana Cartel / Busby Marou / Cold Chisel / Dubmarine / Hat Fitz and Cara / Ray Beadle / Rosie Ledet / Canned Heat / Backsliders / Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot / John Hiatt and the Combo / Marshall Okell / Carus Thompson / The Audreys / Benjalu / Eugene 'hideaway' Bridges / Brian Setzer / Bettye LaVette / Ollie Brown / Sublime With Rome / 1814 / David Bromberg Band / Ashleigh Mannix / Tribali / Shepherd / Kenny Wayne
Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm Tyagarah, NSW
Apr 05, 2012 –
Apr 09, 2012
Byron Bay Bluesfest 2012  
Marshall Okell / Eugene 'hideaway' Bridges / Bettye LaVette / Earth, Wind & Fire / My Morning Jacket / The Specials / Kenny Wayne Shepherd / Crosby, Stills & Nash / Blitzen Trapper / Claude Hay / Dave Bromberg Quartet / Ziggy Marley / The Hands; / Steve Earle / Dawes / Buddy Guy / Canned Heat / John Fogerty / Seasick Steve / Candi Staton / Keb' Mo' / Jonny Lang / Nick Lowe / Justin Townes Earle / The Fabulous Thunderbirds / Maceo Parker / Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue / Roger Daltrey / Cold Chisel / Kim Churchill / Joanne Shaw Taylor / Harry Manx / Richard Clapton / Mama Kin / Rosie Ledet / Backsliders / Melbourne Ska Orchestra / Dallas Frasca / Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot / John Hiatt and the Combo / Hat Fitz and Cara / Ray Beadle
Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm Tyagarah, NSW
Apr 01, 2012 –
Apr 01, 2012
West Coast Blues 'n' Roots 2012  
The Specials / The Pogues / Crosby, Stills & Nash / Steve Earle
Perth, WA
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Concerts Per Year:
2019 24 concerts
2018 9 concerts
2017 14 concerts
2016 46 concerts
2015 6 concerts
2014 8 concerts
2013 7 concerts
2012 20 concerts
2011 6 concerts
2010 26 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 3 concerts
1979 5 concerts
1978 1 concert
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