On October 31st 2010 The Selecter will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their seminal debut album, ‘Too Much Pressure’, by performing the whole album live at the “Sinners Day Festival”, Ethias Stadium, Hasselt, Belgium. “Too Much Pressure” released by this important and influential band in Feb 1980 remains a classic touchstone for a generation of Ska lovers and the band are excited to announce they will be playing the album in its entirety plus a selection of other much loved Selecter tracks for the first time in nearly three decades.
Mixing punk, ska and reggae, ‘Too Much Pressure’ successfully reflected the social and political issues of the early Thatcher years in Britain and gave a voice to disaffected youth across the racial divide.
This exclusive show will see the band fronted by the original singing duo of Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson and the female icon of the two-tone era Pauline Black. Classic hits like‘Three Minute Hero’, ‘Missing Words’’ ,“ On My Radio” and of course ‘Too Much Pressure’ will herald the return of one of the most vital, visceral and important Ska acts ever, who will deliver what promises to be a stunning performance and a must see for any Two-Tone fan.
Band Line-up: Pauline Black (vox), Arthur “Gaps” Hendrickson (vox), Winston Marche, Anthony Harty (guitar), Greg Coulson (keyboards), John Thompson (bass), Neil Pyzer & Orlando LaRose (horns).
Peter Murphy had to cancel and others bands playing are The Damned, Marky Ramones Blitzkrieg, Echo and the Bunnymen, Nina Hagen band and many more.
Also Kika Da Silva’s “Please don’t send me back to the Wolves” will be exhibited at the festival and a few underground contemporary artists will be invited to expose some of their work as well.
source and info: www.sinnersday.com