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Concert Review: The English Beat in Omaha – 3/5/10

Because we needed an Omaha correspondent, we're happy to welcome our good friend Rebecca to ATV with a review of the recent Omaha gig featuring The English Beat and Fishbone!

The English Beat are still touring in 2010?  Believe it or not, YES!

This version of the seminal British 2 Tone Ska revival band includes founder Dave Wakeling on lead vocals and guitar. Dave formed the band in 1978 in Birmingham, England with co-vocalist and partner, Ranking Roger. Roger and his son now tour the UK under the band's original name, "The Beat."

I'm excited to see the show, whatever the line up, and I'm not the only one. It's a sold out show and craigslist had several posts offering to pay $100 a ticket. Wow. It leaves me wondering, "What's it going to be like now that we're all middle aged?"