Hot on the heels of a secret surprise live show ahead of the Commonwealth Games coming to England for the first time in 20 years, iconic reggae band UB40 will be taking to the road again this winter!

The debut single from the new album ‘Champion’ has been unveiled today as the official anthem of the Commonwealth Games 2022

Robin Campbell said. “We are proud to be representing the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games with the official anthem ‘Champion’. Birmingham represents the best of global Britain and it is our job to showcase this to the world. The song is about celebrating the cultural diversity of Birmingham. Birmingham is a city of champions!”

Matt Doyle added, “Champion is all about positivity. It’s about being uplifted and putting that energy into whatever gets you up in the morning- whether it be music, art or sport or whatever it is. It’s about doing what you do best and excelling at that, celebrating being a champion. “

Following the Commonwealth Games, founder. Robin Campbell, James Brown, Earl Falconer, Norman Hassan, long-time members Martin Meredith, Laurence Parry along with Tony Mullings, Ian Thompson and Matt Doyle, who was announced as the band’s new lead singer in 2021 following Duncan Campbell’s retirement, will continue their 45th Anniversary with a celebratory arena tour in the UK and Ireland this December playing Castlebar, Belfast, Leeds, London’s iconic Wembley Arena and a special hometown performance at Birmingham’s Utilita Arena.


2 Dec

Rock City, Nottingham

5 Dec

UEA, Norwich

6 Dec

Victoria Hall, Stoke

7 Dec

Eventim Apollo, Liverpool

9 Dec

Ulster Hall, Belfast

10 Dec

Royal Theatre, Castlebar

18 Dec

Utilita Arena, Birmingham

20 Dec

First Direct Arena, Leeds

21 Dec

OVO Arena, Wembley

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