The Wailers Announce UK Headline Tour November 2016

The Wailers Announce UK Headline Tour November 2016

ANNOUNCE UK HEADLINE TOUR FOR NOVEMBER 2016

PERFORMING THE ALBUM ‘LEGEND’ IN ITS ENTIRETY

PLUS OTHER GREATEST HITS

Tickets on sale Friday June 17 @ 9.00am gigst.rs/TW

 

Following the success of their huge sell out UK tour last year, legendary reggae artists The Wailers return to mark their highly celebrated and anticipated Legend tour. The band will be performing the iconic album live on stage in its entirety plus all their greatest hits such as ‘Three Little Birds,’‘I Shot The Sheriff,’ ‘Jamming’ and many more. Set to spread the One Love vibes The Wailers will play fourteen shows across some of the UK’s major cities.

 

Formed in 1969 together with Bob Marley, The Wailers have sold in excess of 250 million albums worldwide. In England alone, they’ve notched up over twenty chart hits, including seven Top 10 entries. As the greatest living exponents of Jamaica’s reggae tradition, The Wailers have played to an estimated 24 million people across the globe performing an average of 200 dates a year.

 

In keeping with the band’s tradition of touring with album themes, The Wailers have been performing entire sets devoted to songs from the specific albums such as Legend, Exodus and the album Survival released in 1979. Legend was the twelfth album released by Bob Marley and The Wailers and the second posthumous one. It is the best-selling reggae album of all-time, with over 30 million copies sold worldwide and a 2014 re-release topped Billboard’s Top 5 – proving the timeless appeal of their music spans generations. In addition to the songs from this “greatest hits” album, the band will also perform selections from Exodus named by Time Magazine as the “Album of the 20th Century”.

 

Being mindful of what is going on in the region and in the world the band puts together the best set of songs for each set. It’s not just entertainment, the band is here to educate and inspire the people. Focusing on problems of poverty and separation The Wailers aim to provide a solutions and ultimately to promote peace and unity across all cultures. Reggae music has never stopped evolving but for millions of people from around the world it’s still defined by the songs of Bob Marley and The Wailers. It’s been their heartbeat rhythms that have inspired so much of what’s followed since, as evidenced by the enduring popularity of the “one-drop” reggae sound.

 

Continuing on their worldwide promotion of peace, love and equality through the power of reggae and Rastafari the group have been able to sustain their rare longevity pushing to the forefront of reggae music.

 

The Wailers are undoubtedly the world’s premier reggae and world music group who bring high energy shows to fans across the globe.

 

THE WAILERS UK LIVE DATES 2016

 

Fri        04 Nov 16       Manchester Academy

Sat      05 Nov 16       Leeds O2 Academy

Sun      06 Nov 16       Glasgow O2 ABC

Tue      08 Nov 16       Liverpool O2 Academy

Wed    09 Nov 16       Newcastle O2 Academy

Thu      10 Nov 16       Norwich The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA

Fri        11 Nov 16       Sheffield O2 Academy

Sat      12 Nov 16       Birmingham O2 Institute

Sun      13 Nov 16       Leicester O2 Academy

Tue      15 Nov 16       Southend Cliffs Pavilion

Wed    16 Nov 16       Bristol O2 Academy

Thu      17 Nov 16       Oxford O2 Academy

Fri        18 Nov 16       Bournemouth O2 Academy

Sat      19 Nov 16       London Indigo At The O2

 

Tickets go on general sale Friday June 17 @ 9.00am www.gigsandtours.com / 0844 811 0051

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