Perhaps the most polarizing reggae singer of the past decade will spread his uplifting music across the globe.
Matisyahu has undergone an artistic and personal transformation since his early days as a “Hasidic reggae superstar”. Perhaps seeing Matisyahu live in concert, one might not even recognize the singer since cutting his hair and shaving his beard in 2011.
Matisyahu, with a new onstage image, has proved that his art, reggae music and powerful words in songs, are the dominating factor, not his style, facial hair or fashion. And, his devoted fans have continued to follow his continuously rising career.
His tour life and recording life have remained constant for over a decade, with recent releases of two more Live at Stubb’s albums and full-length album releases, Spark Seeker (2012) and Akeda(2014).
Now, in 2016, Matisyahu has formed his own backing band, consisting of Dub Trio bassist and long-time Matisyahu collaborator, Stu Brookswill, original guitarist John Zorn and Tim Keiper on drums. Together, they will begin their touring schedule in South America, before a 20-date United States tour. The tour will kickoff in Santiago, Chile and will feature dates in Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Brazil and Colombia.
On February 13th, Matisyahu will begin the United States leg of the tour in Mill Valley, California at the Sweetwater Music Hall. Petaluma, Santa Cruz, Solano Beach and Los Angeles round out the California concert dates, along with multiple dates in Oregon, Washington, Arizona and Nevada.
There are no Colorado dates on this current tour, but Matisyahu is performing live at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheater on June 12, 2016.
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Video: Matisyahu – “One Day” (Live at California Roots)