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HIGH DEMAND FOR TICKETS AS UB40 ARRIVE IN H-TOWN Ali Campbell soon after arriving


Tanaka Mahanya  and Maria Chiguvari

ICONIC reggae and pop band, UB 40, are here amid a tsunami of interest ahead of their one-off show today.

They made their long-awaited return to Zimbabwe yesterday.

It ends a 43-year wait for them after their last performance in the country came in 1982.

Last night, scores of fans were calling H-Metro saying they were desperate to lay their hands on a ticket.

“I have just been told that the tickets have run out and I am very disappointed,” said a fan.

“Tell me brother where I can get a ticket.

“I can’t let this one pass me by.”

Band leader and lead vocalist, Ali Campbell, promised a spectacular show today at Old Hararians Sports Club.

The show coincides with the celebrations to mark Africa Day.

The group will also honour its late member, Astro, a chanter and percussionist, who passed away two years ago.

Speaking to the media at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport, shortly after touching down yesterday, Campbell, who is an original member of the band, promised fireworks.

“It feels good to be back in Zimbabwe. We hope that all of you will enjoy the show,” he said.

Another band member said it was his first time in the country and he was looking forward to a great time and performance.

Drummer Slowly said they will definitely deliver a great performance.

UB40, known for sing-a-long global smash hits like Red Red Wine, Homely Girl, Promises and Lies and Kingston Town, will perform with Zimbabwean artists; Sylent Nqo, Josh Ashley, Mimmie Tarukwana and DJ Chiwedar.

The band, which was formed in 1978, is also celebrating its 45th year in the music industry.

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