Shows confirmed for end of the year

According to BBC radio The Specials have been talking to the about reforming officially, for a reunion tour.

No dates as yet, frontman Terry Hall says they need to get into the studio first:

"Well we're still trying to put dates together, but hopefully September/ October time. We need to spend the Summer rehearsing... I think it's taken me 30 years to realise we could do it really well."

"Do it with dignity or don't do it at all" - Terry Hall

Terry Hall and Lynval Golding made surprise appearances at last year's Glastonbury Festival.

The pair appeared onstage with Lily Allen to perform Gangsters, and later on a different stage, with Damon Albarn on piano and a beatboxer, performing A Message To You, Rudy.

Terry Hall says that seeing other artists on the reunion trail has been an inspiration:

"Because I saw Patti Smith do Horses, and I saw The Pixies reforming... you do it with dignity or don't do it at all".