Money collected by fans who sponsor this historic walk go to the 2-Tone Museum, which houses memorabilia from the era and he bands. American fans not making the trip have apparently been donating to the cause already.
The tour will hit Coventry University (The English Beat met The Specials’Jerry Dammers there), Central Library (once Tiffany’s Nightclub), 51 Albany Road and the Albany Pub.
The tour starts at 2-Tone Central at 1 pm but you have to have a sponsorship to take part. For info head to www.2tonecentral.co.uk.
And…The English Beat are still touring.
Apr 23 Clapham Grand Theatre London, UK
Apr 30 2-Tone Central Coventry Univ. Priory Street, UK
May 06 Wingfield Park Reno, NV
May 07 Bimbo’s 365 Club San Francisco, CA
May 13 House of Blues Anaheim, CA
May 14 T. Boyle Tavern Pasadena, CAMay 20 T. Boyle Tavern Pasadena, CA
May 21 Brixton Redondo Beach, CA
May 27 Wiens Family Cellars Temecula, CA
May 28 Lake Arrowhead Resort (FREE) Lake Arrowhead, CA
Jun 10 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA
Jun 11 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA
Jun 18 Power House Pub Folsom, CAJul 8 Reed Keppler Park (FREE) W. Chicago, IL