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The Beat and Mama Matrix, O2 Academy, May 21st

Mama Matrix to support The Beat at O2 Academy

Ska legends The Beat loved the Mamas so much when they played together in Sheffield last year that they’ve invited Mama Matrix to support them at Birmingham’s O2 Academy on May 21st.

Originally formed in 1978, at the height of socio political upheaval, The Beat’s defiance of conventions and unashamedly multicultural influences rang true with Birmingham’s rebellious youth, and they hit the world’s stages with rock heavyweights The Pretenders, David Bowie and The Clash, notably putting their name to the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament before they parted company in 1983, with 5 top ten singles, a gold and silver studio album to their name.

Following a sold out one off concert in 2003, The Beat hit the road again and have been touring ever since. Their 2010 tour takes in venues across the UK, and there sure to be on top form in their home city of Birmingham on May 21st.