The Specials' comeback tour is becoming overshadowed by a feud between frontman TERRY HALL and songwriter Jerry Dammers.
The pair has been bickering since the reunion was announced last year (08).
Dammers accused Hall of excluding him from plans, prompting the singer to hit back, claiming Dammers chose to opt out of the tour.
Now the keyboard player has written an open letter to British newspaper the Guardian claiming he wasn't invited to meetings to discuss the reunion and rehearsals.
Dammers writes, "Terry's manager circulated emails from which I was excluded. Rehearsals were held without me, and I only managed to attend two - one of which was attended by only four people."
But Dammers leaves the door open for a full reunion, adding, "Despite all this I never give up hope of some sort of reconciliation."