Damian & Stephen Marley Announce Catch A Fire Tour

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and Stephen “Ragga” Marley are marking what would have been their father’s 70th year with a late summer outing called the The sons of Bob Marley will be joined by Morgan Heritage and Tarrus Riley.

Bob Marley would have turned 70 on Feb. 6. The legendary Jamaican reggae singer died 34 years ago on May 11.

The tour – which takes its name from The Wailers’ fifth album, 1973’s Catch A Fire – is filled with the next generation of reggae musicians. Tarrus Riley is the son of Jimmy Riley while Morgan Heritage features the five children of Denroy Morgan – Peetah Morgan (vocals), Una Morgan (keyboard/vocals), Roy “Gramps” Morgan (keyboard/vocals), Nakhamyah “Lukes” Morgan (rhythm guitar) and Memmalatel “Mr. Mojo” Morgan (percussion/vocals).

Plus, the excursion features special guests Jo Mersa (Stephen Marley’s oldest son) and Black Am I.

Photo: John Davisson
Blackwater Music Festival, Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park, Live Oak, Fla.

Before Catch A Fire begins, Damian and Stephen each have their own headline dates to do. Damian has a bunch of festival appearances lined up, including Saturday’s set at Hangout Fest in Gulf Shores, Ala. He’s currently working on his upcoming solo album.

Stephen’s solo tour schedule includes stops at festivals like Reggae On The River in Piercy, Calif., Aug. 1 and headline dates such as Aug. 4 at Las Vegas’ House Of Blues. He’s supporting his latest LP, 2014’s Revelation Pt. 2 – The Fruit of Life.

With more dates to be announced, here’s the plan so far for Catch A Fire:

Aug. 29 – Philadelphia, Pa., Mann Center for Performing Arts
Aug. 30 – New York, N.Y., SummerStage Central Park / Rumsey Playfield
Sept. 3 – Boston, Mass., Blue Hills Bank Pavilion    
Sept. 4 – Portland, Maine, Maine State Pier  
Sept. 5 – Vienna, Va., Filene Center At Wolf Trap  
Sept. 6 – Asbury Park, N.J., Stone Pony Summerstage
Sept. 9 – Columbus, Ohio, The LC Pavilion 
Sept. 11 – Kansas City, Mo., Crossroads-KC           
Sept. 12 – Minneapolis, Minn., Cabooze Plaza
Sept. 15 – Denver, Colo., Fillmore Auditorium        
Sept. 16 – Salt Lake City, Utah, The Complex         
Sept. 18 –  Eugene, Ore., Cuthbert Amphitheater     
Sept. 19 – Redmond, Wash., King County’s Marymoor Park
Sept. 20 – Garden City, Idaho, Revolution Concert House & Event Center
Sept. 22 – San Diego, Calif., Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre     
Sept. 24 – Las Vegas, Nev., Boulevard Pool At The Cosmopolitan 
Sept. 25 – Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl

Tickets go on sale starting May 15 at 10 a.m. local time. Visit DamianMarleyMusic.com for more information. Click here for Stephen Marley’s Facebook page.