The Specials Cancel First Brixton Academy Reunion Gig



The Specials have already hit a bump in the road on their 30th anniversary tour. The U.K. 2-tone band who recently reunited had planned a five-night reunion gig at London's Brixton Academy, but had to cancel their opening night date due to health complications.

Terry Hall, the Special's singer, had to cancel the show just hours before it was supposed to start, after he was ordered to rest due to a throat infection, according to Billboard. The Specials have rescheduled the show's date to May 16.

The band released a statement saying they deeply regretted any inconveniences they may have caused their fans because of the show cancellation, but are "optimistic that the remaining shows at Brixton Academy will go ahead as planned."

The Specials, who reformed after their split in 1981 just to play the U.K. tour, still plan to play their May 7, 8, 11, and 12 gigs at the Brixton Academy. Lets just hope Terry Hall is really only suffering from throat complications and not the ever-dreaded Swine Flu.

The Specials Cancel First Brixton Academy Reunion Gig