Today, legendary British band UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell announced a special, live show presented in partnership with On Air

The show ‘In memory of Astro’ was performed in memory of UB40 frontman Ali Campbell’s dearly departed friend and bandmate of over four decades, Astro, who died in November 2021 after a short illness.  

The career-spanning 20 song set, including UB40 fan favourites ‘Kingston Town’, ‘The Way You Do The Things You Do’, ‘Here I Am (Come Take Me)’, and ‘Red Red Wine’, plus a very special segment dedicated to Astro, was recorded live in front of 7500 people at the Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam on March 8th 2022. 

Talking about the show, Ali explained ‘I’m really excited that all our fans get to see the brilliant show we did at the Ziggodome in Amsterdam in March. It’s wonderful that fans all over the world can watch the show from the comfort of their homes!’.

“UB40 are legendary, so when we received the opportunity to work on this show, we jumped right at it. Having the privilege to do it out of the Netherlands, where we are headquartered, made it that much more special. We really hope all the fans can enjoy it as much as we enjoyed producing the show”.

Jakub Krampl, On Air CEO

About On Air

On Air is pushing the boundaries of home entertainment by offering live stream performances in Dolby Vision and Atmos. The service aims to bring highest quality on-stage entertainment directly to fans ensuring each and every show is of the highest audio and visual quality. For the ‘In memory of Astro’ show, On Air and UB40 partnered with NEP, the broadcast and media solutions experts who supplied all broadcast equipment and crew for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest in The Netherlands.   

A brand new On Air platform launched in May 2022, offering fans access to both forthcoming new shows, such as their UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell show, and On Demand access to recent shows including Kurupt FM ‘The Greatest Hits Arena Tour’, and performances of symphonies from Beethoven, Brahms, Dvořák, and Mozart recorded at The Synchron Stage, Vienna. 

About UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell

Formed in 1978, UB40 have had a glittering career to date selling over 70 million records worldwide and has had more than 50 singles in the UK Charts.  

The band achieved chart topping success in both the UK and America with their reggae cover of Neil Diamond’s ‘Red Red Wine’, and a cover of ‘I Got You Babe’ with Chrissie Hynde, and had a further UK hit with (I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You

Now 20 albums into a career spanning four decades, the show ‘In memory of Astro’ will be available for fans across the globe and will celebrate the life and career of inspirational musician Astro who died following a short illness on 6 November 2021, at the age of 64.

On Air + One Tree Planted

On Air has partnered with One Tree Planted. One Tree Planted are a non-profit charity on a mission to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees. Their projects span the globe and are done in partnership with local communities and knowledgeable experts to create an impact for nature, people, and wildlife. On Air will be planting one tree for every ticket purchased from their website for the ‘UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell – In Memory Of Astro’ show.

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