The Wailers Announce UK Tour 2018
Following their huge UK tour in March 2017 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! The tour kicks off in Newcastle on March 2nd and ends in London on March 17th.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Opening act is the Pacific-born Californian roots band Common Kings.
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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