Jimmy Cliff 2014 Tour Schedule
Get excited to hear the mellow and upbeat roots-reggae songs of Jimmy Cliff, arguably
one of the most famous Jamaican musicians in the world. Often compared to the iconic Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff has remained
a great musical force in the reggae world. He is the only living musician to hold the Order of Merit, a prestigious honor
granted by the Jamaican government for achievement in arts and sciences, reflecting Cliff's prolific career as a Jamaican
So let the good vibes flow through your body as you jam to Cliff's greatest roots and reggae hits when he comes
to the Hollywood Bowl on July 20th. Embrace the balmy air in the world famous outdoor theater and dance and sing along with
Jimmy Cliff's classic reggae beats. Jimmy Cliff doesn't make it to the States very often, so make sure you don't miss out
on this once-in-a-lifetime performance and you're your tickets on StubHub today!
Jimmy Cliff Background
growing up in St. James, Jamaica, Jimmy Cliff began writing songs when he was just a young boy in primary school. At the encouragement
of his parents, he continued his education, but deep down he knew that all he wanted to do was create great music. So in the
1960s, he began to seek out music producers and tried to record some of his songs, all without any success because of his
young age. But all of a sudden, his single "Hurricane Hattie" became a huge hit when he was just 14 years old.
that, Cliff knew that pursuing music would be his main goal in life. He cranked out many more singles that became hits in
Jamaica, such as "Kings of Kings", "Dearest Beverly", "Miss Jamaica", and "Pride and Passion". In 1964, when Cliff was just
16, he was chosen to be a representative of Jamaica at the World Fair. The exposure he received at this event led to his record
deal with Island Records and his move to the UK. Despite this big move, his career never took off in the '60s, although he
did earn the admiration of major rock artists like Bob Dylan, who called Cliff's "Vietnam" the best protest song he had ever
While he continued to create music in the 1970s, Cliff also became an actor, starring in one of the best reggae
films of all time, The Harder They Come. After releasing a string of albums, one of his songs, "Trapped", earned significant
recognition when Bruce Springsteen added it to his live set during his 1981 tour. In 1985, Cliff won a Grammy Award for Best
Reggae Album, a major award that helped him establish an American audience. This moment, however, was the last major success
he had in the States. Despite never achieving star status in the U.S., Cliff's songs still topped the mainstream pop charts
in other countries, such as France, Brazil, and the UK. His music has also been featured in countless films, such as Cocktail,
Cool Runnings, and the Lion King.
This famous reggae artist is one of Jamaica's prized jewels, and seeing him perform
his hit songs is nothing short of a spectacular experience. Make sure you get to see this Jamaican legend perform live at
the Hollywood Bowl and grab your tickets from StubHub today!
Throughout his prolific career,
Cliff has had several hit singles that have topped music charts around the world. His song "I Can See Clearly Now" peaked
at number 18 in the US and his song "Wild World" peaked at number eight in the UK. His other popular songs include "Wonderful
World, Beautiful People", "Vietnam", "We All Are One", "Hakuna Matata", and "Reggae Night". So unleash your laid-back vibe
and get tickets to see this reggae legend perform live!
Jimmy Cliff's first producer, Leslie Kong,
was the owner of an ice cream shop in Kingston, Jamaica. The store also happened to sell records, so Cliff got the idea of
asking Kong to produce records with him. Kong agreed and they worked together until Kong's in 1971.
you sit in the audience of a Jimmy Cliff concert, you might just feel a warm Jamaican breeze sift through your hair and hear
the calm rhythm of crashing waves on the shore. If you want a taste of the laid-back Jamaica life, this is your chance. Going
to a Jimmy Cliff concert is as close as you will get to Jamaica without hopping on a plane and heading to the Caribbean. So
get ready to sway to Cliff's melodic rhythms and listen to his soothing voice—the voice that made him one of the biggest
artists in all of reggae.
Make sure you head to StubHub soon to get your tickets to the upcoming Jimmy Cliff concert,
as this is a treat that will delight any music fan!