Contributed by Marcodw17, Posted by Ska and Reggae Tours

The Beat (the English Beat, not the power-pop band) are currently on tour in the US. The 2-tone act, lead by founding frontman Dave Wakeling, is playing these shows with Specials guitarist Lynval Golding. The group will be in the US throughout June and July.

Speaking of the Specials, at the start of the month vocalist Terry Hall spoke with BBC 6 Music about the possibility of a reunion, commenting "People keep offering us money all the time, and you try and be polite, but you have to say no matter how much money you've got that won't make us do it. We'll only do something if we feel it's right. I mean this is the closest we've been in 25 years to maybe doing something, but maybe not what's expected, I don't know."

The Beat Tour Date
Thursday6/22/2006LondonderryTupelo Music Hall
Friday6/23/2006HartfordWebster Theatre
Saturday6/24/2006North TonawandaMosion Canal Concert Series
Tuesday6/27/2006NorthamptonIron Horse
Thursday6/29/2006PoughkeepsieThe Chance
Friday6/30/2006East HamptonStephen Talkhouse
Saturday7/1/2006WestportBobby Q's
Friday7/14/2006El PasoClub 101
Sunday7/16/2006Fort Worth8.0 @ Sundance Square
Thursday7/20/2006EnglewoodGothic Theatre
Friday7/21/2006Grand JunctionMesa Theatre
Saturday7/22/2006AspenBelly Up
Tuesday7/25/2006Salt Lake CityThe Depot
Friday7/28/2006Santa CruzSanta Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Saturday7/29/2006San DiegoPrivate Party
Friday8/4/2006Santa AnaGalaxy Theatre
Thursday8/10/2006San JoseSt. James Park - San Jose
Saturday8/12/2006ArlingtonFestival of the River
Saturday8/26/2006SpringvilleSpring Acres Art Park
Sunday8/27/2006ChicagoWhole Foods Flavor Festival
Saturday9/2/2006SparksJohn Ascuaga's Nugget
Saturday9/9/2006Bowling GreenBlack Swamp Arts Festival
Friday9/15/2006AthertonMenlo Circus Club
Saturday10/14/2006San Luis ObispoSan Luis Obispo Veteran's Memorial
Saturday11/18/2006BurlingamePrivate Party