Nearly 35-years after the unfortunate death of Bob Marley, the reggae legend’s music still lives on with The Wailers.
Reggae music has never stopped evolving since Bob Marley’s passing in 1981. In fact, reggae has flourished since the 1980s. For millions of people from around the world, it’s still defined by the songs of Bob Marley and The Wailers. It’s been their heartbeat rhythms that have inspired so much of what’s followed since, as evidenced by the enduring popularity of the “one-drop” reggae sound.
For reggae fans around the world trying to relive the iconic Bob Marley and the Wailers live show, the authenticity Aston Barrett brings to the current Wailers’ sound is indisputable, while today’s line-up combines old school know-how with lead vocals from some of Jamaica’s most exciting new singers.
The current line-up consists of Aston Barrett on bass, his son, Aston Barrett Jr. on the organ, Dwayne Anglin performing lead vocals, Joshua Barrett sharing lead vocals, Cegee Victory on backing vocals, Audley Chisholm on lead guitar and backing vocals, Melvin Glover on rhythm guitar, Chaka Taylor playing the keyboards and Anthony “Benbow” Creary holding down the beat on the drums. One thing is for sure, the Wailers have remained a traveling family band.
The Wailers are set to embark on a 52-date world tour over the next three months, kicking off in the United States on January 7th before performing select dates in Mexico, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
For the fans in the United States, The Wailers will be performing in 19 of the 50-states, including four shows in Colorado, three shows in New York, two shows in Florida, Pennsylvania, Virgina and Ohio, respectively, as well as, concerts in Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Myrtle Beach and the tour finale at the Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
For more information and details regarding The Wailers and their world tour, follow the links below.
Video: The Wailers – “Positive Vibration/Soul Rebel” (Live)