On that day there will be an official commemorative certificate presentation at City Hall, with The Specials’ founding members Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Horace Panter in attendance.
Reacting to the news, the band said: "A real thanks to the fans who have stayed with us for all this time. We all share in this, thank you.”
Their first album of new material in over a decade, ‘Encore’ finds The Specials adding to their legacy, “trying to make people aware of what’s going on”.
The 2-Tone icons' new album is available through UMC/ Island on 1 February.
2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of The Specials and the legendary Two-Tone label in Coventry in 1979.
The new release marks the 2-Tone legends' first release with original vocalist Terry Hall since 1981.