Hailing from Los Angeles, California, The Expanders have announced a run of Spring Tour Dates in the U.S.
The Expanders, a five-piece band comprised of John Asher (Drums, Vocals), John Butcher (Guitar, Vocals), Roy Fishell (Organs), Chiquis Lozoya (Bass, Vocals), and Devin Morrison (Guitar, Vocals)have been making reggae fans and critics take note with their refreshing sound that references the golden era of reggae.
The Expanders have captured the heart and soul of Jamaican rocksteady in the 1970s. In the past, The Expanders have shared their sound on tour with some of the biggest names in the reggae genre.
Some of the bands The Expanders have shared the stage with include Morgan Heritage, Marlon Asher, Slightly Stoopid, Iration, Tribal Seeds, The Green and Fortunate Youth.
Now, The Expanders have announced their 2016 Top Shelf Spring Tour as headliners, as well as supporting acts on Iration’s Hotting Up Tour.
The spring tour will kickoff on March 2nd in Santa Barbara before hitting cities in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Denver, Salt Lake City, Dallas, Houston and Austin, among others.
The Expanders and Iration will join together on March 30th in Lawrence, Kansas. Other tour stops will include Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, New York, Rhode Island, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
The final two dates on The Expanders’ upcoming touring schedule are festival dates. The Expanders will be performing at Orlando’s Reggae on the Block Festival on March 7th, alongside Chronixx, Collie Buddz, Common Kings, J Boog, John Brown’s Body, Passafire, The Movement, Hirie, Mike Love and more.
Then, over Memorial Day weekend, The Expanders will be featured at the 7th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival, alongside Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Pepper, The Green, Tarrus Riley, The Skints, Nattali Rize, and Katastro, among others.
For more information on The Expanders and their upcoming tour dates, follow the links below.
Video: The Expanders – “Turtle Racing” (Live)