British reggae favorite UB40 brings 'Bigga Baggariddim' tour to St. Pete on Tuesday

Al Anderson's Wailers open along with Maxi Priest.

click to enlarge UB40 - Photo via ub40official/Facebook
Photo via ub40official/Facebook
We’ve lost track of how many versions of The Wailers there are, and which Marley plays with which lineup. The one with Bob-era guitarist Al Anderson hasn’t partied down to Tampa Bay in a hot minute, but to make up for lost time, Al and company will co-headline Jannus Live in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, Aug. 30 with an Ali Campbell-free version of UB40, high off the release of last year’s Bigga Baggariddim album.

Here’s hoping that in the wake of longtime member Astro’s death, Campbell will whip together some kind of tribute concert that reunites him with his band.

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