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The English Beat

House of Blues presents The English Beat and Jo Beng

Jackie Butler Photography

In the middle of world-wide political and social turmoil, a music group devoted to change formed in 1979 and called themselves, The Beat.

They found runaway success with a cover of Smokey Robinson's "Tears Of A Clown" and toured with music acts like The Clash, David Bowie, REM, The Pretenders and Talking Heads.

The Beat was a socially active band and used their success to shed light on important issues of the day. They donated all profits from their hit single, "Stand Down Margaret" to the Committee for Nuclear Disarmament and gave the rights to their songs for benefits such as the anti-nuclear album "Life in The European Theatre."

Over the years, the band has lost and gained some members and broken up altogether. But in 2003, The English Beat came together for a mini-tour which sold out the Royal Festival Hall. This sparked member Dave Wakeling to continue with the band's come-back success and has been touring all over the U.S., Mexico, Canada and the U.K. since.

The English Beat will perform at the House of Blues, Friday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 if purchased before and $22 at the door. As with all House of Blues concerts, all attendees 16 years and under must be accompanied by an adult 18 and older with proof of ID.

When: Friday, March 21, 2008

Where: House of Blues , 3950 S. Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas

Cost: $20 - $22

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Concert, Performance art, 80s, Dance, Electronic, Ska, The Strip

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Event posted March 5, 2008
Last updated Aug. 11, 2008

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