The Wailers Tour Schedule
The Wailers are practically synonymous with reggae after having spent years performing
as the backing band for the legendary reggae icon Bob Marley and since his death branched out on their own to become one of
the best and most popular reggae acts in the world. If you even remotely enjoy reggae music you owe it to yourself to check
out one of the most popular, influential, and important acts in the genre while they are out on tour. It is not often that
legitimate living legends come to town to perform live so do whatever it takes to make sure that you are in the crowd for
the next Wailers performance. These shows tend to sell out quickly but, as always, StubHub provides you with access to tickets
for all of the top selling concerts including tickets to every stop on the Wailers' current tour.
The Wailers begin
their tour on May 4th at Sunfest in West Palm Beach, Florida and continue with a few more solo headlining shows in early May
including a May 13th show at the Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, New York and another on May 18th at the Ridgefield Playhouse in
Ridgefield, Connecticut. The rest of May the Wailers will spend touring with Rusted Root beginning on the 22nd with a show
at Stage AE in Pittsburgh followed by shows in Huntington, Atlantic City, Hampton, and Newport. The Wailers will also be taking
part in the three day long Dark Star Jubilee Music Festival held at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio from May 23rd through
the 25th. A final exciting show that the Wailers have set up for 2014 has them sharing the bill with 311 and the Urge at Verizon
Wireless Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, Missouri on July 5th.
About the Band
The original Wailers was
formed in Kingston, Jamaica in 1963 when Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer joined together to create influential reggae
songs like Get Up, Stand Up and Stir It Up. Though Tosh and Wailer eventually left the band, The Wailers lived on as Bob Marley's
backing band, touring all over the globe to adoring fans. They played groundbreaking concerts in East Africa and the far east
and have ultimately played to over 24 million adoring fans worldwide. The current lineup is still anchored by Aston "Family
Man" Barrett, the legendary reggae bassist, who leads The Wailers with a quiet control that lives up to his nickname. In the
world of reggae music, there is no bigger name than Bob Marley and the Wailers. Though the world lost the genius of Bob Marley
far too soon, the sound and spirit of his music lives on through the legendary Wailers Band. The lineup has changed through
the years, but the sound remains the sames one of the most influential groups not only in reggae history, but maybe in rock
history continues to tour and record music for their millions of fans worldwide.
first started performing together in 1963 but disbanded for a time due to the unwillingness of original members Neville Livingston
and Peter Tosh to tour. A few years later, guitarist Bob Marley decided to get the band back together with him taking over
responsibilities as the primary singer, guitarist, and songwriter. The band then came to be known as Bob Marley and the Wailers
and became one of the most popular and influential musical acts of all time. Although Marley passed away years ago, the band
continues to tour and record, now fronted by Aston "Family Man' Barrett who crafted many of the well known bass lines while
performing alongside Bob Marley.
You have heard all of the buzz and bought your tickets
months ago and now, finally as the lights lower you begin to see the legendary band the Wailers making their way out onto
the stage. The crowd erupts in applause as the group pick up their instruments and approach the mics. A hush falls over the
crowd as the Wailers thanks them and launches into a fan favorite like Could You Be Loved, Three Little Birds, Get Up Stand
Up, I Shot the Sheriff, No Woman No Cry, or Redemption Song. The crowd once again erupts and sings and dances along to hits
throughout the night. Always known to put on an unforgettable show, the Wailers know how to connect with their fans no matter
how big or small the venue in which they are performing. The high energy output from the band translates perfectly to the
crowd and you spend the entire night dancing and singing along.
Before being known as the Wailers
the group went under several different names including the Teenagers, the Wailing Wailers, and the Wailing Rudeboys. Currently
Bunny Wailer and Beverley Kelso are the only original surviving members of the Wailers.