The Wailers announce 2013 'Legend' UK tour
The classic Bob Marley compilation to be given a complete airing by his famous backing band, tickets on sale now
Just about everyone in the world has heard a Bob Marley song or, if pushed, can at least name one of his hits. During his short life, Marley touched lives with his simple yet beautiful melodies and heartfelt lyrics, often devoted to the downtrodden and the forgotten but always intrinsically memorable. A roots ambassador who squeezed reggae into the mainstream without compromising on quality, Marley's legacy still lives on some three decades after his death.
Apart from his notable catalogue being aired on radio frequently, his original backing band The Wailers, led by originator Aston Barrett and featuring experienced musicians such as Keith Sterling and Drummie Zeb, often wheel out the man's classics on tour. The legend lives on.
And it's "Legend" that will form most of The Wailers' next UK tour in the autumn. The six-times platinum compilation, released posthumously in 1984, three years after Bob's death and still the biggest-selling reggae album of all time, features some of the strongest songs to come out of the Marley stable. "Is This Love?", "Could You Be Loved?", "Three Little Birds", "Exodus", "No Woman, No Cry", "One Love" - there can't be a soul out there who cannot hum at least one of these spirited songs.
Which is why seeing The Wailers live on tour promises to be something a bit special. Glasgow will be the first stop on 26th September, followed by Newcastle, Manchester, Sheffield, London and Oxford on 2nd October.
Tickets are on sale now, priced from a very reasonable £19.50 upwards.
There is also an Irish show up for grabs now - Dublin's Academy will host a show on 3rd October, priced at €30.50.
- Wed 8th Mar 2017 The Wailers: LegendO2 Academy (Bristol)Buy Tickets
- Thu 9th Mar 2017 The Wailers: LegendO2 Academy (Leeds)Buy Tickets
- Fri 10th Mar 2017 The Wailers: LegendAcademy [1, 2, 3 and Club Academy] (Manchester)Buy Tickets
- Sat 11th Mar 2017 The Wailers: LegendO2 Academy 1 & 2 (Liverpool)Buy Tickets
- Sun 12th Mar 2017 The Wailers: LegendO2 Academy [Academy 1 & 2] (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)Buy Tickets
- Tue 14th Mar 2017 The WailersUniversity of East Anglia [UEA]/ LCR (Norwich)Buy Tickets
- Wed 15th Mar 2017 The Wailers: LegendO2 Academy [1, 2 and 3] (Birmingham)Buy Tickets
- Thu 16th Mar 2017 The WailersO2 ABC (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Fri 17th Mar 2017 The WailersO2 Academy 1 & 2 (Sheffield)Buy Tickets
- Sat 18th Mar 2017 The WailersO2 Academy/ The Scholar [Leicester University] (Leicester)Buy Tickets
- Tue 21st Mar 2017 The WailersO2 Academy (Oxford)Buy Tickets
- Wed 22nd Mar 2017 The Wailers: LegendCliffs Pavilion (Southend)Buy Tickets
- Thu 23rd Mar 2017 The WailersO2 Academy [The Opera House] (Bournemouth)Buy Tickets
- Fri 24th Mar 2017 The Wailers: LegendIndigo at the O2 (London)Buy Tickets
- Sat 17th Jun 2017 UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey: Newark Festival, Ali Campbell, Level 42, The WailersRiverside Park (Newark)Buy Tickets