Roots, Rock, Reggae
The outing marks the first time that the Marley family has officially presented and collaborated on a major tour under their father’s name. The brothers promise to fuse music, art and culture with infectious Rasta vibes.
The tour will play approximately 20-25 cities and run from late July through early September, although no specific dates have been confirmed. Support acts have yet to be announced, but organizers are promising “a dynamic mix of reggae, hip-hop, ska, blues, alt-country, electronic and soul music.”
Each of the brothers has been performing since childhood. Ziggy, the eldest, has won several Grammys with his band the Melody Makers. He released his solo record, Dragonfly, in the spring of 2003. Stephen, a member of the Melody Makers, is due to release an album on the Motown label this fall. Julian’s Time & Place was released on Ghetto Youths / Tuff Gong last November. The youngest of Bob’s children, Damien, received a Grammy for his last album, 2001’s Halfway Tree.