Friday, July 31, 2015

Stephen "Ragga" Marley Kicks off U.S. Tour

Stephen "Ragga" Marley - the eight-time Grammy winner and multi-talented singer/songwriter/musician/producer - begins his headlining tour. 

On Saturday Aug 1, he will hit the stage at country's largest annual reggae festival Reggae On The River. He continues to perform along the Golden Coast, then travels to Europe for a short stint of festival and club dates. He heads back to the United States on Saturday, August 29 for the Catch A Fire Tour to join Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Morgan Heritage, Tarrus Riley, Jo Mersa, Black-Am-I, Skip Marley and Jemere Morgan until the end of September.

Stephen "Ragga" Marley performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday, July 30 to pay tribute to his father Bob Marley. He delivered a special rendition of one of his father's song in support of his 70th birthday anniversary as well as performed his new single Revelation Party with his son Jo Mersa to continue the legacy.

Stephen has been steadily releasing music. He has two new songs available on iTunes, including Rock Stone ft. Capleton & Sizzla and Ghetto Boy ft. Bounty Killer & Cobra (which captures the perpetuating cycle of violence and crime that can start from an early age). Both will be featured on his forthcoming album Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life that will be released on Ghetto Youths International, his label co-owned with his brothers Damian and Julian. The album is the second installment in a two part series, following Revelation Part I: The Root of Life (2012).  Whereas The Root of Life is a celebration and preservation of roots reggae filled with powerful messages, enriching spirit and live instrumentation, The Fruit of Life will utilize a diversified sonic palette to express the far-reaching impact Jamaican music has had on various genres, especially hip hop. The new album features a variety of guest collaborations with Rick Ross, Pit Bull, Iggy Azalea, Waka Flocka, Dead Prez, Rakim, DJ Khaled, Busta Rhymes, Wyclef Jean, Shaggy, Black Thought (of The Roots), Bounty Killer, Sizzla, Capleton, Ky-Mani Marley, Jo Mersa and more. 
Stephen "Ragga" Marley is the second eldest son of reggae legend Bob Marley and Rita Marley. He was raised in Kingston, Jamaica and started singing professionally at seven-years old with his elder siblings Ziggy, Sharon and Cedella as The Melody Makers. The singer, songwriter, musician and producer has consecutively landed #1 on the U.S. Billboard Reggae Album Chart for all of his solo albums and has earned a total of eight Grammys for Best Reggae Album.  He won this accolade as a solo artist for Mind Control, Mind Control Acoustic and Revelation Part I: The Root of Life, as producer for Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley’s Half Way Tree and Welcome To Jamrock and as a member of Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers for Conscious Party, One Bright Day and Fallen Is Babylon

Sat. Aug 01 in Garberville, CA @ Reggae On the River 2015
Sun. Aug 02 in Avila Beach, CA @ Avila Beach Amphitheater
Mon. Aug 03 in Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Tue. Aug 04 in Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Fri. Aug 07 in Landerneau, France @ Esplanade De Le Petite Palud
Sat. Aug 08 in Bordeaux, France @ Reggae Sun Ska Festival
Sun. Aug 09 in Lokeren, Belgium @ Lokerse Feesten
Tue. Aug 11 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Melkweg (The Max)
Fri. Aug 14 in Winchester, UK @ Boomtown Festival
Sun. Aug 16 in Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl ^
Sat. Aug 29 in Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center For the Performing Arts *
Sun. Aug 30 in New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage *
Sep 3 in Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion *
Sep 4 in Portland, ME @ Maine State Pier *
Sep 5 in Vienna, VA @ The Filene Center at Wolf Trap *
Sep 6 in Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage *
Sep 9 in Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion Outdoor Amphitheatre *
Sep 11 in Kansas City, MO @ The Crossroads *
Sep 12 in Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze Plaza *
Sep 15 in Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium *
Sep16 in Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex *
Sep 18 in Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheatre *
Sep 19 in Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park *
Sep 20 in Boise, ID @ Revolution Center *
Sep 22 in San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre *
Sep 25 in Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl *
Sep 26 in Oakland, CA @ Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
^ w/ Ziggy Marley
* w/ Damian "Jr. Gong” Marley, Morgan Heritage, Tarrus Riley, Jo Mersa, Black-Am-I, Skip Marley & Jemere Morgan

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