Ziggy Marley Schedule
Ziggy Marley most definitely inherited the musical talent and passion for socio-political
issues that his famous father, Bob Marley, possessed. A four-time Grammy Award winner, Marley started singing at a tender
age and recorded tunes while his father was still alive.
Although commercially, he has not been able to make a huge
impact like his father; he has managed to carve out his own niche in the reggae music realm.
Ziggy Marley is set to
play some upcoming shows at Club Nokia in Los Angeles; Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida; Fort Lauderdale Beach Park
in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa, California.
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Ziggy Marley Background
David Nesta Marley was born in Kingston, Jamaica, the oldest son of reggae icon, Bob
Marley. Nicknamed "Ziggy" by his famous father, Ziggy has carried on the family's legacy on the music scene, establishing
a name for himself as one of reggae's top artists along the way.
His formative years were spent in Trench Town, known
as one of Kingston's most impoverished areas, with his father trying to make a go of his band, the Wailers, and his mother,
Rita, joining them in the mid-'70s.
Marley also was fortunate enough to spend some time stateside. His youngest brother,
Stephen, was born in Wilmington, Delaware.
Besides Stephen, Marley and older half-sister, Sharon, and an older sister,
Cedella, formed a band. The foursome cut their first song together in 1979. Penned by their father, Children Playing in the
Streets spoke to the terrible conditions that many children of Jamaica lived in. The royalties from the song were given to
the United Nations Children's Fund.
Following Bob Marley's passing in 1981, Ziggy Marley performed with Stephen at their
father's funeral. Eventually, they established the Melody Makers along with Cedella and Sharon. All four of them lent their
voices to their songs, but Ziggy Marley and Stephen Marley also took on the guitar. Taking the stage as the Melody Makers,
the siblings issued their next single, What a Plot (1981).
Four years later, they came out with Play the Game Right,
their debut album. The album didn't make a dent in the mainstream, and neither did their next album, Hey World! (1986) - although
that album garnered high praise.
Eventually, the group billed themselves as Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers. Conscious
Party arrived in 1988. This album helped them eclipse mainstream audiences. The album infused elements of pop, rock and reggae.
Tomorrow People was their breakout hit, which resonated with many fans. The album itself performed well on R&B/hip-hop
and pop charts in the U.S. The album also claimed a Grammy for Best Reggae Recording.
One Bright Day (1989) carried
the momentum of Conscious Party, earning Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers another Grammy for Best Reggae Recording. The
band churned out several more albums throughout the '90s, including the Grammy winner, Babylon Is Fallen (1997), before going
their separate ways.
Ziggy Marley ended up forging on with a solo career. He released Dragonfly (2003) - his debut solo
album. The album highlighted a number of guest artists, including John Fusciante and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. His
sophomore solo effort, Love Is My Religion (2006) earned the Best Reggae Album at the 2006 Grammy Awards.
Marley continues to tour around the world. To see where he is headed next, just look up right here on StubHub for his latest
Ziggy Marley Albums
Musician Ziggy Marley carries on the reggae music traditions, having
released several albums both as Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers and as an established solo act. His solo studio albums
include: Dragonfly (2003); Love Is My Religion (2006); Family Time (2009); and Wild and Free (2011).
In addition to his work as a musician, Ziggy Marley is a philanthropist. He founded Unlimited Resources Giving
Enlightment (U.R.G.E.). The organization's purpose is to help children in poverty.
Ziggy Marley Concert Experience
Ziggy Marley carries on the Marley legacy, playing his infectious reggae beats with the best of the genre. From his musical
prowess to his moving lyrics, Ziggy Marley has a lot to offer his listeners. But there's nothing that compares to getting
concert tickets and seeing him live. Years of performing have allowed Ziggy Marley to develop into one of the best live performers
in all of reggae music. His concerts are not to be missed by any person passionate about music. Tickets are on sale now to
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