2023 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
Happy to announce European dates for April 2023! We’ll be playing in Paris, Amsterdam and Leuven plus the Freedom Sounds festival in Cologne. Tickets are on sale now
More news about our new studio album HUMAN ALGEBRA soon
CELEBRATE THE BULLET DELUXE EDITION
CLEAR VINYL & 3CD BOX SET
Our second album, Celebrate the Bullet was released in February 1981. The album has been remastered by Alchemy Mastering At AIR from the original production tapes for its 40th Anniversary and a new Deluxe Edition is being released on 11 November 2022 on Heavyweight Clear Vinyl and as a 3CD Box Set with additional B-Sides, Unreleased Live Sessions and a 20-page booklet featuring band notes.
Pre-order now: https://theselecter.tmstor.es/
PAULINE BLACK AWARDED OBE IN 2022 NEW YEAR HONOURS
Congratulations to Pauline Black from The Selecter who has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours.
She credits her hometown saying “Coventry is responsible for making me who I am, today, it gave me the opportunity to study, work & ultimately creatively find my voice with the 2-tone movement which has spearheaded the musical conversation about racism and sexism for the past 42 years.”
The announcement comes during Coventry’s UK City of Culture 2021 year in which she has played a pivotal role – in the bid and the celebrations. In the last few years The Selecter celebrated their 40th Anniversary and returned to the Official UK Charts in April with a reissue of their debut album Too Much Pressure.
In 2021 The Selecter performed at festivals & shows plus Pauline performed in the Coventry City of Culture opening ceremony, took part in numerous media events, was a proud supporter of the first dedicated 2-Tone exhibition at the Herbert Museum, launched & attended the Mobo Awards in Coventry and she also presented this year’s Turner Prize.
Photo credit: M Burgess
TOO MUCH PRESSURE BACK IN THE CHARTS
The Deluxe Edition of Too Much Pressure, released to celebrate its 40th Anniversary, entered the Official UK Charts on 30 April 2021 at #1 in the Vinyl Album Chart, #1 Independent Album and #24 in the full Official UK Album Chart
Thank you to the fans that bought the re-issue and who have stuck with us for over 40 years, who still believe that The Selecter is and was a great band & that the ideas behind 2-tone are still worth fighting for!
RECORD STORE DAY 2021
To support independent record shops The Selecter are taking part in this year’s official UK Record Store Day with a special release of THE SELECTER – LIVE IN COVENTRY ’79 on Clear Vinyl in Drop 2 on 17 July
Find copies in a participating indie record shop near you: https://Chrysalis.lnk.to/RSD21
TOO MUCH PRESSURE T-SHIRTS, JACKETS, HOODIES & MORE
To coincide with the release of the Deluxe Edition of our 1980 debut album, we are excited to announce new TOO MUCH PRESSURE merchandise available to pre-order now
Too Much Pressure T-Shirts
James Bond ‘Gaps De Killa’ T-Shirts
Embroidered Polo Shirts
Too Much Pressure Hoodies
Selecter Beanie Hats
Patches & Badge Packs
Pre-order from our online store: https://theselecter.tmstor.es/
TOO MUCH PRESSURE 2021 DELUXE EDITION
3CD Box Set & Vinyl out 23 April 2021
Pre-order now https://TheSelecter.lnk.to/TMPDeluxe
3CD box set contains a new remaster of our original 1980 album. CD2 collects all the non-album singles, b-sides, John Peel session and some previously unreleased rarities. CD3 features a newly mixed concert recorded at Tiffany’s in Coventry on the Two Tone Tour in November 1979, along with some tracks recorded in 1980.
The remastered album is also available on Black or Limited Edition clear vinyl, special half-speed master with bonus 7” of ‘On My Radio’
First pre-orders from The Selecter store also get a ‘free’ White Label 7” ‘Live in Hemel Hempstead’ 4 track EP (strictly limited)
MERCHANDISE SALE NOW ON
UP TO 50% OFF ▶️ theselecter.tmstor.es/
With all live shows all for now we’ve decided to have a huge Spring Sale on all our CDs, Vinyl, T-shirts, Jackets and Hats with up to 50% off!
Sale ends 31 May
We have been announced to play at the 6 Music festival in Camden in March 2020
6 Music Celebrates 2 Tone with Pauline Black – Friday 30 August
Listen live HERE from 5pm
North America! We’ll be with you in September!
Tickets on sale NOW!
09/11 New York, NY http://bit.ly/2TONENewYork
09/12 Boston, MA http://bit.ly/2TONEBoston
09/13 Kent, OH http://bit.ly/2TONEKent
09/15 Denver, CO http://bit.ly/2TONEDenver
09/17 San Francisco, CA http://bit.ly/2TONESanFran
09/18 San Diego, CA http://bit.ly/2TONESanDiego1
09/19 San Diego, CA http://bit.ly/2TONESanDiego2
09/20 Hermosa Beach, CA http://bit.ly/2TONEHermosa
09/21 Pomona, CA http://bit.ly/2TONEPomona
VIP Meet & Greet Packages available http://theselectervip.com/product/the-selecter-vip/
Tickets for our 40th Anniversary Tour in 2019 with Special Guest and DJ Rhoda Dakar are on sale now.
The tour starts in Europe covering 7 countries before we head back for 20 dates in the UK & Ireland finishing at London’s o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
We will be playing an extended, hit-rich set each night with some added live favourites and surprises. We will also be joined for a few songs by vocalist Rhoda Dakar who will also play a DJ Set to open the nights.
TICKETS ARE ONSALE NOW FROM HERE
Here is our North American West Coast tour with Rhoda Dakar, all dates are below & a NEW DATE has been added in Las Vegas! Meet & Greets are available at all shows!
Tickets 👉 https://theselecter.net
M & G 👉 https://theselectervip.com
THE SELECTER – LIVE AT THE ROUNDHOUSE – OUT NOW
Live Album on CD, Black & White Splatter Vinyl with Bonus DVD
Order from https://theselecter.tmstor.es/
Amazon – CD – http://po.st/cddvd | White Splatter Vinyl – http://po.st/vinylsplatter | Black Vinyl – http://po.st/vinylblack
Meet Pauline Black, the Originator of “Rude Girl” Style and Duro Olowu’s Latest Muse
EXCITING TOUR NEWS!! We are heading out to the West Coast of America and Canada later this year with our good friends The Beat feat. Ranking Roger
Check out www.theselecter.net/live-dates/ for all the details
Exclusive Meet & Greet Packages will also be available
We are honoured to announce we are playing on the Main Stage at the Biggest Weekend in our hometown Coventry on Sunday 27 May for BBC Radio 2 along side some amazing acts – more details HERE
We are delighted to announced that our sell out 2017 show at the iconic Roundhouse in London is to be released on June 08, it will be available on double heavyweight limited edition white splatter vinyl, double heavyweight black heavy and CD, all versions come with a bonus dvd of our show. There is also a fan bundle available which includes all versions of the album, plus the dvd and a DMF records bag. Head over to our official store HERE to pre-order your copy today! You can also pre- order direct from AMAZON – CD | BLACK DOUBLE VINYL | WHITE SPLATTER DOUBLE VINYL or pre-order digital from ITUNES
WHITE LABEL TEST PRESSING – VERY LIMITED – ONLY 4 AVAILABLE
LIVE AT THE ROUNDHOUSE
This is a double vinyl album, not available anywhere else, strictly limited edition, ONLY 4 AVAILABLE, It will be sent out for 08.06.2018
BUY NOW FROM HERE
🇩🇪🇩🇰🇧🇻🇸🇪🇫🇮 Our co-headline tour with The Beat is heading to Germany, Finland, Norway, Sweden (SOLD OUT) & Denmark next month. See you there!
Tickets 👉 https://theselecter.net/live-dates/
Our new album DAYLIGHT is out now!
“2 Tone veterans prove their resurgent relevance……….haven’t sounded so energised since their 1979 debut” Mojo
“The Selecter’s culture-crossing British beauty is worth celebrating” Daily Mirror
Mojo ⭐⭐⭐⭐| Daily Mirror ⭐⭐⭐⭐| Classic Pop ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Q ⭐⭐⭐
New album DAYLIGHT is out on 06 October on CD, Vinyl & Digital. You can pre-order signed CD or Vinyl now from our official store https://theselecter.tmstor.es/
Amazon CD – http://po.st/daylightamazoncd
Amazon LP – http://po.st/daylightamazonlp
iTunes – http://po.st/daylightitunes
Record Store Cd (SIGNED) – http://po.st/daylightsignedcd
Record Store LP (SIGNED) – http://po.st/daylightsignedlp
We have also added a LIMITED EDITION (only 500 copies available) YELLOW HEAVYWEIGHT VINYL this is only available online from Townsend HERE
The first single from the album FRONTLINE is out now and it has just been added to the BBC Radio 6 Music playlist
ITUNES – http://po.st/frontlineitunes
AMAZON – http://po.st/frontlineamazon
SPOTIFY – http://po.st/frontlinespotify
Watch the new video for FRONTLINE here
New Selecter merchandise available now! From our online store & at all shows
With our co-headline tour starting this FRIDAY in Glasgow we want to give you the heads up on times for both shows this weekend so you can make sure that you do not miss anything!
Both shows are SOLD OUT but for those who already have tickets, a few EXCLUSIVE MERCHANDISE + MEET & GREET PACKAGES are still available to book from TOWNSEND. With the added package you get early access to the venue, before doors open to all ticket holders, to meet members of the bands and collect exclusive merchandise including a co-headline tour T-SHIRT, a VIP co-headline tour LAMINATE and a signed SET LIST.
Times for Glasgow on Friday
Meet & Greet: 18:00 (Part of Exclusive Added Package)
Doors open: 18:30
The Beat: 19:30
The Selecter: 21:00
Times for Manchester on Saturday
Meet & Greet: 18:30 (Part of Exclusive Added Package)
Doors open: 19:00
The Selecter: 20:00
The Beat: 21:30
For those who already have tickets to the shows, a strictly limited number of exclusive packages are available to book NOW for each of our co-headline shows in the UK and Ireland with The Beat. You will get early access to the venue, before doors open to all ticket holders, to meet members of the bands and collect your exclusive merchandise.
The Exclusive Merchandise and Meet & Greet Package includes:
MEETING Pauline Black & Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson from The Selecter and Ranking Roger & Ranking Junior from The Beat
An exclusive co-headline tour T-SHIRT
A VIP co-headline tour LAMINATE
A co-headline show signed SET LIST
EARLY ACCESS to the venue where you will be able to browse the merchandise, head to the bar or get your place down at the front.
Buy now from HERE
Rancid and Dropkick Murphys are joining forces for a co-headline North American tour in July & August and The Selecter are going to be joining them to support from the 11 August onwards! Tickets for the From Boston to Berkeley tour will go on sale Friday, March, 10. You can get tickets from Rancid’s website or Dropkick Murphys’ website
Rancid + Dropkick Murphys 2017
With The Selecter & Kevin Seconds (7SECONDS)
8/11 – Denver, Colo. – Sculpture Park
8/12 – Salt Lake City, Utah – Saltair
8/13 – Nampa, Idaho – Idaho Center Amphitheatre
8/15 – Vancouver, British Columbia – UBC Thunderbird Arena
8/16 – Seattle, Wash. – WaMu Theater at Century Link Field Events Center
8/18 – San Luis Obispo, Calif. – Avila Beach
8/19 – Sacramento, Calif. – Memorial Auditorium
8/20 – Berkeley, Calif. – The Greek
8/22 – Chandler, Ariz. – Rawhide Event Center
8/24 – San Diego, Calif. – Petco Park In The Park
8/25 – Las Vegas, Nev. – Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
8/26 – Los Angeles, Calif. – TBA – on sale TBA
THE SELECTER / THE BEAT FEAT RANKING ROGER CO-HEADLINE – MORE DATES ANNOUNCED – TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Originally a six-date tour, due to demand we added 8 more dates and now, finally, ANOTHER 22 CO-HEADLINE DATES have been added in September, October, November and December. We will be touring with our friends The Beat in the UK, Ireland, Holland and Belgium playing full sets each every night taking it in turns who plays first.
Tickets are on sale for our now for our new co-headline tour dates with The Beat, Hope to see you there!
THE SELECTER / THE BEAT FEAT RANKING ROGER CO-HEADLINE SHOW AT LONDON ROUNDHOUSE!
We are teaming up with The Beat in 2017, hitting the road together for a number of dates around the UK and Ireland. After our show at Shepherds Bush Empire sold out in record time, we have added a show at the iconic Roundhouse in Camden on Friday 6 October 2017.
You can get tickets NOW from this exclusive pre-sale link below, general tickets go on sale from Friday at 10am via the Roundhouse and all usual outlets. The first 1000 tickets sold will get a free limited edition 7” vinyl featuring WALK THE WALK by The Selecter and FIRE BURN by The Beat Feat. Ranking Roger. Your exclusive copy will be sent out to you with your ticket nearer the show.
The Selecter are no strangers to the Roundhouse, having used the venue’s basement tunnels back in 1981 to film the promotional video for ‘Celebrate The Bullet’ from their 2nd album of the same name. The Roundhouse Studios also have a place in The Beat’s heart as it was here that their first two hugely successful albums were recorded.
N.B Only tickets purchased via the Roundhouse website will be valid for the free 7″, pls make sure you select ‘Ticket and Vinyl Bundle’ when ordering your tickets
MORE DATES ADDED DUE TO DEMAND FOR THE BEAT & THE SELECTER CO-HEADLINE TOUR! Don’t miss arguably two of the best live bands around playing full sets each of their many hits, and more at 14 dates in 2017 the UK and Ireland.TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!
LIMITED EDITION 7-Inch Double A Side Vinyl Single out 16 December – The Beat – Breakdown / The Beat – Side To Side. To celebrate our co-headline tour and BBC Radio 6 Music Maida Vale Christmas Ska Party with The Beat we are releasing a special limited edition 7inch single featuring ‘Breakdown’ and is taken from our latest album ‘Subculture’ – ORDER YOUR COPY FROM HERE
We have been announced for BBC Radio 6 Music CHRISTMAS SKA PARTY at Maida Vale Studios on Tuesday 13th December with The Beat, Mungo’s Hi Fi and David ‘Ram Jam’ Rodigan. To find out how you can attend the show see http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/6music_ska_13dec16. Good luck and hope to see you there!!