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The SpecialsExpect a sea of pork pie hats and mod-style suits as the legendary ska band The Specials reform for a 10 date tour around the UK. The band, who are best known for their hits 'Too Much Too Young' and 'Ghost Town', have been stacking up hits for over 30 years and they land in London for one night at the O2 Brixton Academy.

 

About O2 Academy Brixton

This former cinema with its art deco interior, proscenium arch and 140ft dome is London's most celebrated venue for live music, winning Best Live Venue at the NME awards for 7 years in a row. The famous sloping floor means there are great views wherever you're standing, though keeping your feet can be a problem at the more raucous rock gigs. More about O2 Academy Brixton

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Wandsworth Road Railway Station
 
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87 South Lambeth Road, SW8 | 22 minutes from The Specials
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
70 Landor Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 9 minutes from The Specials
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Windmill Gardens, Brixton Hill, SW2 | 17 minutes from The Specials
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575 Wandsworth Road, SW8 | 22 minutes from The Specials
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Brixton Station Road, SW9 | 6 minutes from The Specials
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London > Shopping > Delicatessens
76 Landor Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 9 minutes from The Specials
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
24 The Pavement, SW4 | 21 minutes from The Specials
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384 Brixton Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 1 minute from The Specials
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234-244 Stockwell Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 1 minute from The Specials
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Rosa's Thai Cafe Brixton
London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
36 Atlantic Road, SW9 | 5 minutes from The Specials
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London > Education > Cookery Courses
10 Ballingdon Road, Wandsworth, SW11 | 2 miles from The Specials
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Riverside Walk, Nine Elms Lane, Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall, Battersea, London SW8 | 29 minutes from The Specials
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Lana Del ReyLana Del ReyThe New York-born songstress celebrates the release of her fifth studio album, Lust For Life, with a dreamy indie-pop performance.2017-07-24T19:00:00+01002017-07-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
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GOATGOATThe Swedish ensemble fuses psyche-rock with experimental elements. Support from The Moonlandingz and Jane Weaver.2017-07-29T18:00:00+01002017-07-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
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KornKornThis Californian band, one of the original nu-metal pioneers, brings its original material to the UK's stages.2017-08-23T19:00:00+01002017-08-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
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Hot Dub Time MachineHot Dub Time MachineOriginating from Australia, DJ Tom Lowndes brings his time travelling party to the UK, playing songs in chronological order from 1954 to present day.2017-09-09T21:00:00+01002017-09-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
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Ne-YoNe-YoThe slick R&B vocalist from America, Shaffer Chimere Smith, performs his original material.2017-09-20T19:00:00+01002017-09-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
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Sleaford ModsSleaford ModsThe Nottingham duo comprising singer Jason Williamson and musician Andrew Fearn plays a mix of ranting punk with contemporary electronica from their latest album English Tapas.2017-09-22T19:00:00+01002017-09-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
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O2 Academy Brixton, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
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O2 Academy Brixton, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
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O2 Academy Brixton, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
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