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Spearheads of Ska Announce Christmas Tour

BAD MANNERS announce their 2021 live show: BAD MANNERS CHRISTMAS TOUR. The string of dates will take place in December 2021 and receive support from MAX SPLODGE 

BAD MANNERS, featuring vocalist BUSTER BLOODVESSEL are some of the most pinnacle spearheads of Ska. The group were at the forefront of the genre’s revival movement in England in the late ’70s, quickly becoming the novelty favourites of the fad through their bald, enormous-bodied frontman’s silly on-stage antics. Their addictive rhythms and frantic energy quickly earned them early exposure through 2-Tone Records package tours and an appearance in the live documentary Dance Craze. In the early ’80s, they had many U.K. hits including “Ne-Ne Na-Na Na-Na Nu-Nu,” “Lip Up Fatty,” “Special Brew,” and “Can Can.”

While the Ska craze was over by the late 80s, the group have remained an active presence in the UK music scene, touring ever since, making people dance all over the world. Now in their forty-fifth year and with no signs of stopping, Buster and the Bad Manners boys are celebrating Christmas in style with their ‘BAD MANNERS CHRISTMAS TOUR’, with support from Max Splodge. The string of live dates will see them travel around the UK, bringing their smooth musical stylings and festive cheer to listeners across the nation.

Get your boots on, it’s time to party Bad Manners style.



  • Fri 03-Dec-2021 – Gorilla, Manchester
  • Sat 04-Dec-2021- Arts Club, Liverpool
  • >>> Thu 09-Dec-2021- Chinnerys, Southend
  • Sun 12-Dec-2021- Komedia, Bath
  • Thu 16-Dec-2021- Sin City, Swansea
  • Fri 17-Dec-2021 – Tramshed, Cardiff
  • Sat 18-Dec-2021- Engine Rooms, Southampton
  • Sun 19-Dec-2021- Sub89- Reading
  • Mon 20-Dec-2021- Asylum, Hull
  • Tue 21-Dec-2021- The Mill, Birmingham
  • Wed 22-Dec-2021- The Warehouse, Leeds
  • Thu 23-Dec-2021- Rock City, Nottingham


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