The English Beat featuring Ranking Roger will not be performing with The Selecter on November 10 at Mezzanine. In early August, Ranking Roger was taken to the hospital with a suspected mini stroke. Roger is recuperating at home but the band have cancelled all forthcoming live shows in the UK & USA. The show on November 10 at Mezzanine will go ahead with The Selecter performing an extended show with special guest Rhoda Dakar – vocalist with The Bodysnatchers & The Specials. Thank you for your understanding and we wish Roger all the very best for a speedy recovery.
This show is 21 & over.
$35.00 – General Admission
*plus applicable service fees
Tickets are also available service charge free at The Fox Theater’s Box Office (located on the 19th street side of the theater) on show dates and on Fridays from noon – 7:00pm, and The Independent box office (628 Divisadero, SF) with a $3.00 service charge.
All doors & show times subject to change.
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The Selecter have announced a 40th Anniversary US Tour in 2019 with Special Guest and DJ Rhoda Dakar. The Selecter will be playing an extended, hit-rich set each night with some added live favourites and surprises. They will also be joined for a few songs by vocalist Rhoda Dakar who will also play a DJ Set to open the nights.
The Selecter is led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black and co-fronted by original member Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson. Pauline Black is one of very few women in the 2-Tone scene – she is often referred to as the Queen of Ska. Not only a crucial figure in the music community, Black is also a published author, gifted actress and a celebrated style icon.
The anarchic passion that fueled Selecter gigs during the original 2-Tone era is still there, except the pair 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,” “Too Much Pressure” and “On My Radio.”
The Selecter continue to release new music, charting new albums in the UK in the last couple of years, proving that 2-Tone is still as relevant and important as it was 40 years ago. In October 2017 The Selecter released studio album Daylight – their most urgent, politically engaged and purely uplifting record since the days of Too Much Pressure and Celebrate The Bullet.