Following a successful UK run in 2017 legendary reggae outfit The Wailers will return to our British shores in March for an extensive tour.

Throughout their illustrious career together, Bob Marley and The Wailers generated worldwide record sales exceeding 100 million. Subsequently, the group’s seminal 1977 long player Exodus was declared to be the “Best Album of the Century” by Time Magazine. On the other hand, Spin Magazine sited Bob Marley and The Wailers as 4th in their “Top 50 Greatest Bands of All Time”. These duly deserved accolades reflect the group’s significant contribution to the music world.

Since Bob Marley’s passing in 1981, famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett along with original Wailer’s band members that include Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, have carried on the musical legacy left before them by their bandleader, 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. 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.

Throughout their fourteen date tour, The Wailers will be performing the Legend album in full including hits such as “I Shot The Sherrif”, “Jammin’”, “Three Little Birds” and many more.

The Wailers forthcoming UK tour will commence at the O2 Academy Newcastle on Friday 2nd March and will conclude at London’s Indigo O2 on 17th March. Tickets for all shows are available now via www.gigsandtours.com.

The Wailers UK Tour 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

 

 

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Adam Kennedy is an experienced music photographer based in northeast England. He has been shooting concerts for several years, predominantly with the band Vintage Trouble. In 2013, he was one of their tour photographers, covering the UK and Ireland tour including the headline shows and as opening act for The Who. As an accomplished concert photographer, Adam's work has been featured in print such as, Classic Rock Blues Magazine, Guitarist Magazine, Blues in Britain magazine, broadcast on the MDA Telethon on ABC Television in the US, used in billboard advertising for Renaissance Hotels in the US, and featured online via music blogs such as Uber Rock and Guitar Planet. He is also the official photographer at Newcastle Rock and Blues Club.

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