Shout! Factory Announces 5-CD Box Set By The English Beat/Tour (U.S.)

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Shout! Factory has announced a reissue campaign of The English Beat catalog, beginning with a July 10, 2012 release of a new single-disc compilation Keep The Beat: The Very Best Of The English Beat, which is accompanied by a new introduction written by Rhoda Dakar of The Bodysnatchers.

The English Beat: The Complete Beat is a 5-CD box set that features all 3 studio albums with bonus tracks remastered from the original tapes, 2 discs of bonus material, three sessions recorded with the legendary John Peel for his show on BBC Radio 1, tracks from a live show recorded at Boston’s Opera House, and 12” and dub versions of some of the band’s biggest singles, a booklet with rare photos and an essay by music scholar Alex Ogg. Fans buying the box set on Shout! Factory’s website will also receive a bonus – the first ever release of The English Beat: Live At The US Festival, in a 2-disc CD/DVD set. Pre-order here.

The band is currently touring in anticipation of the release, the dates are below.

The English Beat Tour Dates:

Apr 19 ACM @ UCO Rocks Bricktown Oklahoma City, OK
Apr 21 Blueberry Hill St. Louis, MO
Apr 22 Skully’s Columbus, OH

The English Beat Tour Dates *w/ Squeeze:

Apr 23 Bergen County Performing Arts Center * Englewood, NJ
Apr 25 Count Basie Theatre* Red Bank, NJ
Apr 26 Carnegie Hall of Homestead* Munhall, PA
Apr 27 Rams Head Tavern* Baltimore, MD
Apr 28 Roseland Ballroom* New York, NY
Apr 29 Cat’s Cradle * Carrboro, NC
May 04 Saint Rocke Hermosa Beach, CA
May 05 Mozambique Restaurant Laguna Beach, CA
May 10 Dixon May Fair Dixon, CA
May 11 The Canyon Club Agoura Hills, CA
May 18 Avalon Ballroom Santa Clara, CA
May 26 Downtown LV Outdoor Festival Las Vegas, NV
May 31 The Canyon Club Agoura Hills, CA
Jun 22 Motorcity Casino Hotel Detroit, MI
Jul 04 Palisades Charter High School Pacific Palisades, CA
Jul 15 Bay State Cruise * Boston, MA
Jul 19 Bottle & Cork * Dewey Beach, DE
Jul 20 Stephen Talkhouse Amagansett, NY
Jul 27 Monte De Oro Winery Temecula, CA