Billy Ocean will be joining UB40 for a concert at Taunton Racecourse next year, it has been announced.
The international chart-topper will join the line-up as special guest at one of the concert dates from the band’s summer Grandslam UK Tour.
Backed by a fantastic eight-piece reggae band, UB40, featuring original members Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue, will be joined by Billy Ocean in addition to the previously announced guests, The Original Wailers featuring Al Anderson, and Raging Fyah.
Ali Campbell of UB40 said:
“We are thrilled to now announce Billy Ocean as our special guest at Taunton Racecourse in June. The Grandslam Tour is going to be a brilliant experience for both us and the fans, and we are certain that Billy Ocean, The Original Wailers and Raging Fyah will each be widely welcomed by our fans.”
Billy Ocean has sold over 30 million records and had number one chart toppers worldwide (including the Grammy awarded Caribbean Queen, There’ll be Sad Songs and Get Outta My Dreams; Get Into My Car) and enjoys a much acclaimed career as both songwriter and performer.
His 1986 tune When the Going Gets Tough (the tough get going) – the soundtrack from the Michael Douglas/Danny Devito movie Jewel in the Nile – achieved huge success.
Billy Ocean said:
“I always like to play with UB40 and am delighted to be joining them at Taunton. I can’t wait to have a party with you all then!”
For tickets visit https://ticket.tauntonracecourse.co.uk/meetings/103.