The English Beat: Back In Riddim

Fans of two tone/ska icons The Beat will rejoice in knowing their new U.S.-based incarnation, The English Beat, are touring once again and working on new material. After disbanding in the ‘80s as one of the most influential British ska groups of the decade, the band was recently revived by founding member Dave Wakeling, who is now making plans for an album to be released in early 2015, the first record from the band since 1982. In the meantime, the band will be performing in New Jersey at Jenk’s Club in Point Pleasant on July 22 and at Bergen PAC in Englewood on July 23.