The Selecter Announces New LP "Daylight" & Drops Single "Frontline" | US Tour w/ Rancid & Dropkick Murphys

The Selecter Hit the US in August for Headlining Dates and a Tour with Rancid & the Dropkick Murphys as Band Readies New Full-Length Studio album Daylight (Oct. 2017)
& Drops New Single “Frontline” 7.7.2017!

New York, NY – July 13, 2017 – The Selecter is excited to return to the US this August for a handful of headlining dates before joining Rancid and The Dropkick Murphys on a North American arena run including a performance at LA’s It’s Not Dead Festival with BuzzcocksThe FlatlinersKevin Seconds and more.  The US trek comes on the heels of several UK and European festivals and kicks off an extensive world tour for the legendary 2-tone band.  As The Selecter gear up for the October 2017 release of a new full-length studio album – Daylight – they dropped the first single “Frontline” this past Friday – 7.7.2017.  The song is about the internet – consumerism, social media and how we interact online in the modern world.  “Frontline” asks the question: “Can we really reduce peoples’ lives to hashtags?”  The track recently premiered on Steve Lamacq’s BBC6 Radio show Good Day, Bad Dayand is the first single to be released from the forthcoming album.

The Selecter is led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black, alongside a hugely talented band of musicians, and co-fronted by original member Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson.  The anarchic passion that fuelled the band’s gigs during the 2-Tone era is still there, except the pair (Pauline & Gaps) are more driven than ever.  Their confidence is sky-high and they’re also writing the best songs of their career, which is saying something given the enduring popularity of hits like “Three Minute Hero,” “Missing Words” and “On My Radio.”  Just last year, the band celebrated the 35th anniversary of its seminal debut album Too Much Pressure by hitting the road in the US and UK to play the record front-to-back while spreading its message of activism for unity.

Following The Selecter’s US arena dates with Rancid and The Dropkick Murphys, the band will team up with influential British ska act The English Beat featuring Ranking Roger once again to give fans a rare treat, hitting the road together for a number of shows around the world.  Originally a six-date tour, due to phenomenal demand they are playing nearly 40 dates together in 2017 including a night at London’s iconic Roundhouse in October which has already sold out in advance.  The tour is now continuing into 2018 with tours of Australia, New Zealand and Scandinavia.  Life-long friends, they are two of the main bands to come out of 2-Tone – a crucial musical and cultural movement which is still as relevant today as it was over 30 years ago.  The two bands played live from Maida Vale in December for Steve Lamacq's Christmas Ska Party on BBC Radio 6.

The Selecter is thrilled to be back in the US this August for a run of headline shows and a tour with Rancid and the Dropkick Murphys, which includes stops at the legendary Greek Theatre in Berkley andSculpture Park in Denver, and wraps with an appearance at It’s Not Dead Festival at the Glen Helen Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, CA.  The band’s new album Daylight is due out October 2017, and you can hear the first single “Frontline” HERE.  All tour dates can be found below, and for all up-to-date information please visit 
Check out the video for The Selecter's New Single "Frontline"

Watch The Official Video for "Frontline" Here!
Stream on Spotify!
Stream on Apple Music!

July 20 @ Earagail Festival in Eire, UK
July 22 @ Create Festival in Kent, UK
July 23 @ Eventim Apollo in London, UK *
August 7 @ Stage One in Fairfield, CT
August 8 @ Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA
August 9 @ The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY
August 10 @ Once Ballroom in Somerville, MA
August 11 @ Sculpture Park in Denver, CO #
August 11 @ Larimer Lounge (DJ set) in Denver, CO
August 12 @ Saltair in Salt Lake City, UT #
August 13 @ Idaho Center Amphitheatre in Nampa, ID #
August 14 @ The Aladdin Theater in Portland, OR
August 15 @ Thunderbird Sports Center in Vancouver, CAN #
August 16 @ WAMU Theatre in Seattle, WA #
August 18 @ Avila Beach in San Luis Obispo CA #
August 19 @ Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento | SOLD OUT, CA #
August 20 @ The Greek in Berkeley, CA #
August 22 @ Rawhide in Phoenix, AZ #
August 23 @ Discovery in Ventura, CA
August 24 @ Petco Park in San Diego, CA #
August 24 @ The Hideout (DJ set) in San Diego, CA
August 25 @ Downtown LV Center in Las Vegas NV #
August 26 @ It’s Not Dead Festival in San Bernardino, CA#
September 20 @ Foce in Lugano, Switzerland
September 21 @ Auditorian New Orleans in Isola, Italy
September 22 @ Villaggio Globale in Rome, Italy
September 23 @ Sottotetto Sound Club in Bolgna, Italy
September 29 @ Leas Cliff Hall in Folkestone, UK ^
September 30 @ Corn Exchange in Bedford, UK ^
October 6 @ Roundhouse in London | SOLD OUT, UK ^
October 7 @ The Assembly in Leamington Spa, UK ^
October 8 @ Cliffs Pavilion in Southend, UK ^
October 13 @ o2 Ritz in Manchester, UK ^
October 14 @ Assembly Hall Theatre in Tunbridge Wells, UK ^
October 19 @ The Apex in Bury St Edmunds, UK ^
October 20 @ Pavilion Theatre in Worthing, UK ^
October 21 @ The Engine Shed in Lincoln, UK ^
October 26 @ Depot in Leuven, Belgium ^
October 27 @ Melkweg in Amsterdam, Holland ^
October 28 @ De Casino in St Niklaas Belgium ^
October 29 @ 013 in Tilburg, Holland ^
October 30 @ Musikbunker in Aachen, Germany
November 1 @ Faust in Hannover, Germany
November 2 @ Z-Bau in Nuremburg, Germany
November 3 @ Das Bett in Frankfurt, Germany
November 4 @ Dynamite Ska Festival in Leipzip, Germany
November 10 @ De Montfort Hall in Leicester, UK ^
November 11 @ Great Hall in Exeter, UK ^
November 16 @ The Ironworks in Inverness, UK ^
November 17 @ o2 ABC in Glasgow, UK ^
November 18 @ o2 Academy in Newcastle, UK ^
November 24 @ 02 Academy in Bournemouth, UK ^
November 25 @ William Aston Hall in Wrexham, UK ^
December 22 @ G Live in Guilford, UK ^
December 23 @ Olympia in Liverpool, UK ^

# w/ Rancid and The Dropkick Murphys
^ w/ The Beat
 w/ Midnight Oil