Last year, new wave ska band The English Beat was supposed to do a co-headlining tour with The Fixx and stop at the Cap in downtown Clearwater.
For reasons unknown, the Beat pulled out weeks beforehand, and was replaced by Texas-based Fastball, moving The Fixx up to the headlining spot.
Luckily, fans of the band that gave them the widely-associated-with-Ferris-Bueller song "March of the Swivel Heads" have a chance for redemption on Monday, back at the Cap in downtown Clearwater.
No support will be present, and with most of the original lineup dead, there hasn't been any new music from The Beat in over 40 years.
Josh Bradley is Creative Loafing Tampa's resident live music freak. He started freelancing with the paper in 2020 at the age of 18, and has since covered, announced, and previewed numerous live shows in Tampa Bay. Check the music section in print and online every week for the latest in local live music.