Ali left the original band in 2008 siting business management issues and was vindicated when said managers were struck off. Ali was then reunited with Astro when he left in 2013. They were also playing with founding member Mickey Virtue until late 2018, when Mickey decided to leave the band after 40 years. They still continue to make new music and tour as the two original singers with our incredible 8 piece reggae band. The original line-up of UB40 with Ali and Astro enjoyed huge success over a period of almost thirty years from 1979 until 2008, including number one albums and multiple top ten gold and platinum selling albums and Grammy nominations, four number ones worldwide and a total of seventy million plus sales.