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The Selecter 'hope to play Coventry' on 2015 Tour

Coventry Editorial 9th Jul, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE SELECTER could return to Coventry next year after a successful slot at last weekend’s Godiva Festival.

The band confirmed they were hoping to play a city venue next year after releasing new album Subculture.

Lead singer Pauline Black told the Observer: “We obviously still feel a connection to Coventry.

“But it’s very rare that we get to play here.

“We’re on tour next year and we’ve got an album out called Subculture, so we’re thinking of doing a show here.”

They spoke to the Observer before playing to thousands on War Memorial Park’s main stage.

The ska band – famed for hit On My Radio – performed before headliners Buzzcocks on Friday night and said it was great to be back in the city.

“This is the city of peace and reconciliation given the history that it has,” Pauline added.

“For me, that chimes very well with the whole ethos of 2-Tone which is about togetherness – celebrating the things that unite us rather than all those things that divide us.

“To be doing that in Coventry – I can’t see anything not to like.”

The Selecter filled the stage with thanks to the band’s brass section, keyboard player guitarists, drummer and two vocalists. RIGHT Pauline Black and Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson said they hoped to be back in Coventry as part of a tour in 2015. (s)

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