By Sasha Pei-Silovo – EM TV, Port Moresby
Legendary British reggae band, UB40, will be in Tahiti as part of their ‘South Pacific Tour’ in an event that is anticipated to be a concert to remember in French Polynesia.
Pacific islanders are known for their love of reggae music and it is without doubt the 6 December concert should draw a massive crowd at the Te tahu’a To’ata or Place To’ata, the largest entertainment venue in the capital of Pape’ete.
Founded in 1978, UB40 have sold over 70 million records and produced US Billboard hits “Red Red Wine” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love”, as well having a string of UK chart hits. They are one of the world’s bestselling musical acts.
Already, more than 600 tickets have been sold in the first week with organisers bracing for a surge in ticket sales as more French Polynesians receive word of the concert.
This will be UB40’s second visit to the Polynesian island, having first toured there in 2006.