One of the top touring acts from Jamaica will take their live show on the road with UB40.
Billed as the new generation of Jamaican roots, rock, reggae music, Raging Fyah, is comprised of the five-piece outfit, which includes Kumar Bent on lead vocals, Courtland White on guitar, Anthony Watson on drums, Demar Gayle on keyboards, and Delroy “Pele” Hamilton on bass. On May 27th, Raging Fyah released their third studio album, Everlasting via VP Records and the label’s subsidiary, Dub Rockers.
Coming from the heart of Jamaican music, Raging Fyah recorded Everlasting at Tuff Gong Studios with producer Llamar “Riff Raff” Brown. The result was a 13-track album, which features guest collaborations with J Boog from Hawai’i, as well as Jesse Royal and Busy Signal from Jamaica.
Over the past year, Raging Fyah has reached new heights, including performing in the United States for the very first time, as the band supported California reggae-dub band, Stick Figure on its Set In Stone spring tour. Raging Fyah also performed at the 7th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival on Sunday, May 29th, joining Damian “Jr Gong” and Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Barrington Levy, Tarrus Riley, Don Carlos, and Marlon Asher as the flag bearers from Jamaica.
Now, Raging Fyah will support Tribal Seeds on their upcoming winter tour in 2017. The tour will be one of the latest in the light of Jamaican bands touring with American based reggae bands for nationwide tours in the United States.
The 2017 Winter Roots Tour will kickoff on January 27th and run through March 10th. Some of the tour highlights include stops in New York at Irving Plaza, the House of Blues in Boston, Denver’s Ogden Theatre, the Winter Rock Reggae Festival in Utah, as well as four total dates up and down the coast in California.
Even further into the future, Raging Fyah will be supporting the legendary United Kingdom reggae outfit, UB40, featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey, in the summer of 2017. The nearly one month long tour will be taking place in some of the UK’s largest arenas and outdoor venues, providing the largest platform for Raging Fyah’s music to be heard, live and direct.
However, before the calendar changes from 2016 to 2017, Raging Fyah will host their 6th annual Wickie Wackie Festival on December 2nd and 3rd in Kingston, Jamaica. The 2015 edition featured Grammy award winners for Best Reggae Album, Morgan Heritage.
For more information and a full list of upcoming tour dates for Raging Fyah, follow the links below.
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