Reggae Vibrations featuring The Legendary Wailers, Third World & The Skatalites at Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix on June 19
REGGAE VIBRATIONS featuring The Legendary Wailers, Third World and The Skatalites – Feel the warm Caribbean breeze and smell the sea air. Everything is irie mon! The REGGAE VIBRATIONS TOUR features three of reggae’s most influential bands on 1 stage! THE LEGENDARY WAILERS, THIRD WORLD, and THE SKATALITES will have you feeling irie with hit after hit including, “GET UP, STAND UP”, “JAMMIN”, “NOW THAT WE FOUND LOVE”, “STIR IT UP”, “I SHOT THE SHERIFF”, “NO WOMAN, NO CRY”, “REDEMPTION SONG”, “96 DEGREES IN THE SHADE”, “SIMMER DOWN”, “GUNS OF NAVARONE” and many more! THIS IS REGGAE AT ITS FINEST!
The tour makes a stop in Phoenix at Celebrity Theatre on Sunday, June 19th at 6pm. Tickets will go on sale this Monday, May 2nd at 10am at CelebrityTheatre.com.
The Legendary Wailers – Julian “Junior” Marvin was born in Kingston, Jamaica. He moved to London as a child, where his family and the UK theater community nurtured his love for acting and music. He played with such Blues and R&B legends as T-Bone Walker, Billy Preston and Ike & Tina Turner and he quickly earned a reputation as an innovative and expressive blues/rock guitarist. In 1977, Junior was invited to join both Stevie Wonder’s band and Bob Marley & The Wailers band. The acclaimed Exodus LP became Junior’s debut with Bob Marley & The Wailers. In 1999, Time Magazine declared Exodus The Album Of The Century, while “One Love” was named Song of the Millennium in 2000. Junior was lead guitarist and musical contributor on all subsequent Bob Marley & the Wailers albums and toured worldwide with the Wailers until Bob’s passing in 1981. Since then, Junior has released four CDs with The Wailers: ID, Majestic Warriors, Jah Message and My Friends (Live), plus numerous solo projects include “Wailin’ For Love”, “Smokin’”, “To The Big M Music”, and “Lion To Zion Dub Wise”. In 2002, Junior was included in Guitar World Magazine’s “Top 100 Guitarists of All Time” for his guitar solo on “Africa Unite” from the Bob Marley & The Wailers Survival album. Junior has also been a featured player on albums by Burning Spear, Bunny Wailer, Beres Hammond, Culture, Joe Higgs, SOJA, The Meditations, Israel Vibration, Alpha Blondy, The Congos, and Alborosie among others.
After touring with many incarnations of The Wailers since Bob Marley’s passing, Junior has stepped out to front his own unique version of The Wailers, playing and singing Bob Marley & the Wailers hit songs the way Bob intended them to be heard. The Legendary Wailers’ new single “Message of Love” dropped worldwide in 2020; an introduction to the forthcoming album Message Of Love.
Third World – Celebrating 49 years, ‘Reggae Ambassadors’, THIRD WORLD is one of the longest-lived Reggae bands of all time, and one of Jamaica’s most consistently popular crossover acts among international audiences. Mixing in elements of R&B, funk, pop, and rock and, later on, dancehall and rap, Third World’s style has been described as “reggae-fusion”. With 9 Grammy nominations and catalogue of charted smash hits (including “Now That We Found Love”, ”96 Degrees in the Shade” and “Try Jah Love”) spanning over four decades, sold-out tours, a vibrant and loyal fan base and inspirational messages, one may wonder, “Where did it all begin? Third World is more than just one of the top Reggae bands of all time, it is an institution that stands for producing and performing music that, while holding firm to the cultural and ancestral roots of its members, still pushes forward the cutting edge of music worldwide.
Third World’s hit songs have reached top 40 on the Billboard charts in the US, UK, Europe and Japan. In 1986, Third World received the United Nations Peace Medal for their contribution of music and their lyrical prose. They performed on the MTV Amnesty International Concert at a sold out Giant Stadium in 1986, performed at the Rose Bowl with Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder & Michael Jackson, Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, the Welcome Home Nelson Mandala concert in 1990, and have been featured at major sporting events including the Lord’s Cricket Grounds in the UK in 2000, and Opening Ceremony for Cricket World Cup in 2007, America’s Cup Bermuda 2017. TW has entertained millions over the television with performances on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman, Arsenio Hall Show, Soul Train, Top of the Pops, Shirley Bassie show and more! Additionally, the band has received accolades including multiple IRAWMA Awards, National Black Arts Excellence, Lifetime Achievement Awards from Reggae Sumfest, Jamaica Jazz & Blues, City of Miramar, Fl Icons and more. Third World released a new studio LP, More Work To Be Done, August 2019, produced by Multi-Grammy winner, Damian “Jr Gong” Marley, the youngest son of the legendary Bob Marley, under the Ghetto Youth International imprint. The album has been nominated by the Recording Academy / Grammys for Best Reggae Album 2020.
The Skatalites – 2022 marks the 58th Anniversary of The Skatalites. The original members played on hundreds of recording sessions before forming the band in 1964. Backing most of the vocalists in Jamaica at that time, including Bob Marley, Toots and The Maytals, Jimmy Cliff, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe and many more The Skatalites secured their place in musical history early on. The band supported Bunny Wailer on The Liberation Tour in 1989 and followed it up in 1990 embarking on their first-ever headline tour of The U.S.A. The Skatalites have not stopped touring the world ever since and continue to be available for festivals, casinos, and intimate venue settings. Their unique infectious brand of authentic Jamaican ska excites audiences of all ages across the globe year after year. “We hope you will enjoy listening to our music as much as we enjoy performing it for you.”
Event subject to change without notice.