The Wailers on tour in March

news: Tuesday 15th January 2019

The Wailers at BoomTown Fair 2014

Legends The Wailers have announced a UK headline tour for March 2019, performing 14 shows around the country.

Led by renowned bassist and founder Aston "Familyman" Barrett, and joined by original Wailers guitarist Donald Kinsey as well as saxophonist Glen DaCosta, The Wailers give audiences around the globe the opportunity to experience their unique and innovative sound. From 1972 to 1980, Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded, toured, and performed before countless millions worldwide. Since 1981, Familyman has carried on the mission to "keep The Wailers together" - just as Bob requested. 

In tribute to the late co-founder and drummer Carlton “Carly” Barrett, The Wailers present Familyman’s multi-talented son, Aston Barrett Jr. It’s startling to witness how the young powerhouse delivers with his uncle’s inspiring landmark “one drop” drumming style. Also on stage is polished background singer Shema McGregor, daughter of I Three singer Judy Mowatt and Reggae pioneer Freddie McGregor.

The rest of the band is made up of: bass guitarist Owen “Dreadie” Reid, a former student of Familyman who also plays bass with Julian Marley’s Uprising band; front man Joshua David Barrett, Rastaman by lifestyle and culture, who delivers Bob’s powerful message of Jah love and unity through his performance and interaction with the audience; Andres Lopez on keyboards, who has performed with artists such as Alborosie, Lutan Fyah, and Anthony B.; and Anne-Marie Thompson, an experienced gospel singer. FOH/Sound engineer is Christian Cowlin, a Wailers Band veteran who has traveled the world with The Wailers for more than 20 years and who is responsible for the band’s live sound. 

The UK tour will see The Wailers perform songs from the iconic album Legend live on stage including classics Three Little Birds, I Shot the Sheriff, Jammin’, as well as many more greatest hits. 

Tickets are on sale available from here.


Fri 8 March          Newcastle O2 Academy
Sat 9 March          Leeds O2 Academy
Sun 10 March        Glasgow O2 Academy
Tue 12 March        Warrington Parr Hall
Wed 13 March        Liverpool O2 Academy
Thu 14 March        Nottingham Rock City
Fri 15 March        Birmingham O2 Academy
Sat 16 March        Manchester Academy
Sun 17 March        Norwich The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA
Tue 19 March        Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Wed 20 March        Bristol O2 Academy
Thu 21 March        Cardiff Tramshed
Fri 22 March        Bournemouth O2 Academy
Sat 23 March        London Indigo O2


published: 15/01/2019 13:15


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