The English Beat is back in Clearwater for Monday headlining show

The band was supposed to play the Cap last year.

click to enlarge English Beat - Photo by Jay Gilbert
Photo by Jay Gilbert
English Beat
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.

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