Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Matisyahu to tour North America in support of new EP

On October 18, Grammy-nominated artist Matisyahu will begin an extensive fall tour across North America, including stops in Los Angeles and Philadelphia. The tour coincides with the release of his upcoming EP, Shattered (Epic Records, October 21). The four-song EP features tracks from his new full-length album, Light (due out in early 2009). Matisyahu will guide fans through songs from this forthcoming album during listening parties after each show on the fall tour.

Produced by David Kahne (Paul McCartney, Regina Spektor, Sublime), Shattered features songs from Matisyahu’s forthcoming album recorded and mixed in Jamaica, New York, Los Angeles and Virginia. Several guest artists contribute to the four-song EP: ground-breaking Jamaican reggae rhythm section Sly & Robbie (drums and bass, “Two Child One Drop” and “I Will Be Light”) Stephen McGregor (co-producer, keyboards, drum-programming, “Smash Lies”) son of legendary reggae artist Freddie McGregor and among Jamaica’s youngest and most innovative young producers, Fish (drums, “So Hi So Lo”) and Norwood Fisher (bass, “So Hi So Lo”) of the legendary L.A. alt-punk-ska band Fishbone and experimental turntablist Ooah from the Glitch Mob (co-producer, co-writer, drum programming on “Two Child One Drop”).

Matisyahu emerged in 2004 with his debut album Shake Off the Dust…Rise. With the release of Live at Stubb’s (2005), which reached #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart, and Youth (2006), which debuted at #4 on Billboard’s Top 200 and reached #1 Reggae Albums chart, Matisyahu gained considerable critical acclaim. Both albums subsequently went Gold and Youth was nominated for a Grammy for Best Reggae Album. His most recent release, the EP No Place To Be (2007), reached #1 on the Reggae Album charts as well.

Matisyahu Tour Dates
October 18 Milwaukee, WI The Eagles Club
October 19 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
October 22 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room at Murat Center
October 23 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
October 25 Millvale, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre
October 26 Johnson City, NY Magic City Music Hall
October 28 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
October 29 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
October 30 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
November 1 Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head Live
November 2 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theatre
November 3 Washington, D.C. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue
November 4 Blacksburg, VA Virginia Tech University—Burruss Hall
November 6 Norfolk, VA Norva Theater
November 8 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
November 9 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
November 10 Houston, TX House of Blues
November 11 Austin, TX Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre
November 13 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
November 15 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
November 17 San Diego, CA House of Blues
November 18 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
November 19 Chico, CA Bell Memorial Union Auditorium
November 20 Anaheim, CA Grove of Anaheim
November 22 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
November 23 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
November 24 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
November 26 Park City, UT Harry O’s
November 29 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
November 30 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
December 6 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall
December 7 Nashville, TN Cannery
December 9 Columbia, MO Blue NoteDecember 11 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
December 14 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
December 16 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
December 17 Montreal, QC Metropolis
December 18 Burlington, VT Higher Ground

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