Following the success of their sell out tour last year The Wailers
are back with a celebration of their greatest hits 'Legend
'. Performing the album in its entirety the band will play seven dates across the UK this November.
The iconic album featuring the classic tracks 'Three Little Birds
', 'I Shot The Sheriff
' and many more was released 30 years ago, their 12th album to released and the second posthumous one following the death of Bob Marley.
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 performed to an estimated 24 million people across the globe.
The current line-up features the anchor of the band, Aston "Family Man" Barrett on bass, Duane "Danglin'" Anglin on lead vocals, Keith Sterling on keyboards, Zeb "Drummy" Williams on drums, Audley Chisholm on rhythm Guitar, Aston Barrett Jr. on percussion/keys, and on backing vocals Cegee Victory.
"Our music is the magic, the oxygen of the people. It's the message of roots, culture and reality, meant to spread peace and love to all
," says Family Man. Fresh from their iconic performance at Glastonbury Festival
this summer the group are excited to take their show back on the road, with a show at V Festival
The Wailers will be performing the album Legend in its entirety at the following venues:
Mon 03 November O2 ABC, Glasgow
Tue 04 November O2 Academy, Leeds
Thu 06 November The Ritz, Manchester
Fri 07 November O2 Academy, Bristol
Sat 08 November O2 Academy, Birmingham
Sun 09 November O2 Academy, Oxford
Mon 10 November Indigo2, London
Tickets for these shows will go onsale at 9am on Friday 15th August, and eGigs will have links to buy them then.
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article by: Scott Williams
published: 13/08/2014 10:56