Matisyahu Scatters ‘Broken Crowns’ Around US

The reggae-rap-rock phenom Matisyahu will be in the U.S. through the fall, as he has announced the “Broken Crowns Tour” with Common Kings and Orphan.

Jason Dixon for the 9:30 Club
– Matisyahu
9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.

The tour starts in Portland, Maine’s

This tour marks the first time Common Kings have toured with Matisyahu, and also the first road appearances of Orphan, which is currently living with the headliner, is signed to his imprint – Fallen Sparks – and is making music out of his home.

American Express cardholders get access to a presale July 11 at 10 a.m. local time. Special VIP packages for exclusive experiences with Matisyahu and Common Kings will also be available at that time. The general onsale is July 14 at 10 a.m. local time.

Matisyahu is promoting his latest album, Undercurrent. He performs as part of a five-piece that blends his old stuff with singles off the latest album, and extended versions of songs that can run for more than 15 minutes.  The author of this article was fortunate enough to be able to attend his performance in Fresno, Calif., last night and can give it a wholehearted stamp of approval.

Many will remember Matisyahu from when he rose to prominence as a reggae artist that performed in full Orthodox Jewish garb with the beard to match, but he abandoned that look in 2011.

You can learn more about Matisyahu on his artist page