One of the most recognizable names in Hawaiian music will be touring the mainland United States this fall.
Mike Love, a veteran of the live reggae music community in Hawai’i, but still a rising star on the touring circuit in the major markets in the United States, will once again return to the mainland for a string of tour dates this September.
Beginning on September 16th, Mike Love will be touring exclusively on the west coast. The singer-songwriter will be performing live in Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, San Louis Obispo, Sonoma, Fullerton, and Carlsbad, all in the state of California, as well as featured performances in Las Vegas, Phoenix and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Mike Love has been one of the most traveled musicians in the reggae genre during the 2016 calendar year with performances in Florida, alongside Chronixx, Common Kings, J Boog, Collie Buddz, The Expendables, John Brown’s Body, among others, a supporting act slot in Las Vegas, featuring J Boog as the headliner, his second consecutive appearance at the California Roots Music and Arts Festival, as well as a lengthy tour throughout Europe, performing at some of the continent’s biggest music festivals.
As for the live sound, Mike Love fuses the simple rhythms of classic reggae with the complex changes of the classical and rock music he was first trained on to come up with a style wholly unique to him. Love harkens the legends of roots reggae in both his lyrics and his sound, but never relies on any one genre to hold him down. It certainly is not a fluke that Mike Love has received the prestigious Na Hoku Honohono Award (Hawaiian version of the Grammys) for Best Reggae Album.
Most recently, Mike Love released his Love Overflowing album on July 12, 2016, and has been relentlessly touring in support of the studio release.
Fans on the mainland are in for a treat once Mike Love comes to your town to perform live. It truly is a captivating live performance from one of the elite singers and musicians in the reggae genre today.
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Video: Mike Love – “Permanent Holiday” (HI Sessions Live)