UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell And Astro And Shaggy Play Coney Island, Baby

UB40? We be a little confused. It’s a tale two UB40s. There’s UB40, a band consisting of most of the non-singing musicians who formed the band 40 years ago, fronted for the past decade by Duncan Campbell … who replaced original singer (and younger brother) Ali Campbell, who left the group over a monetary/management dispute and has since formed UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell And Astro. (Astro was the other singer in UB40’s classic lineup.) Both UB40 and UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell And Astro are touring in celebration of the band’s 40th anniversary, so you have to ask yourself if you want to see the original band with new singers or the original singers with a new band. MAGNET photographer Wes Orshoski wisely chose the latter, catching them and Shaggy at the Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island.

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