News Tue 31 Oct 2017

The Wailers Announce UK Headline Tour 2018

The Wailers Announce UK Headline Tour 2018

THE WAILERS ANNOUNCE UK HEADLINE TOUR FOR 2018

INCLUDING FAMED BASSIST AND FOUNDER ASTON “FAMILYMAN” BARRETT & ORIGINAL WAILERS’ BAND MEMBERS

 

Following their huge UK tour earlier this year The legendary Wailers band have confirmed a UK headline tour for March 2018. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers’ guitarists Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, The Wailers will perform 14 dates across some of the UK’s major cities!

 

Bringing their revolutionary sound to fans around the world, the UK tour will see The Wailers play the iconic Legend album live on stage in its entirety, including its greatest hits  Three Little Birds, I Shot the Sheriff, Jammin’, and many more.

 

From 1973 to 1980, Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded, toured, and performed before countless millions worldwide. Since 1981, Familyman and Junior have carried on the mission to “keep The Wailers together,” just as Bob requested, affirming: “By doing that, you keep me alive through the music.”

 

In tribute to the late co-founder and drummer Carlton “Carly” Barrett, The Wailers present Aston Barrett, Jr. on drums. It’s startling how this young powerhouse delivers with his uncle’s inspiring trademark style. Lead singer Joshua David Barrett is a Rastaman by lifestyle and culture. Josh delivers Bob’s powerful message of Jah love and unity through his performance and interaction with the audience. Also on stage are singers Shema McGregor, daughter of I Three Judy Mowatt, and Hassanah, a multi-cultural powerhouse; veteran Owen “Dreadie” Reid on guitar/bass, and “triple bubble king” Javaughn Bond on keyboards.

 

There are more than 100 million Bob Marley & The Wailers recordings sold, including 1977’s Exodus, anointed Best Album of the Century in 1999 by Time Magazine, and “One Love,” named Song of the Millennium that same year by BBC. Spin Magazine listed Bob Marley & The Wailers at #4 of the “50 Greatest Bands of All Times,” while The New York Times named Bob Marley the most significant musician of the 20th century. These accolades were made possible by the creative, timeless, and distinctive music, lyrics and production of these incomparable Wailers musicians.  

 

 

THE WAILERS UK DATES 2018

2 March                Newcastle O2 Academy

3 March                Leeds O2 Academy

4 March                Glasgow O2 ABC

6 March                Leicester O2 Academy

7 March                Liverpool O2 Academy

8 March                Sheffield O2 Academy

9 March                Manchester Academy

10 March             Birmingham O2 Institute

11 March             Norwich The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA

13 March             Nottingham Rock City

14 March             Bristol O2 Academy

15 March             Cardiff Tramshed

16 March             Bournemouth O2 Academy

17 March             London Indigo O2

 

Tickets go on sale 9am Friday 3rd November and will be available at

www.gigsandtours.com / 0844 811 0051