Throughout February, MOBO award-winning Best Reggae Artist Alborosie will embark on a U.S. tour in support of his recent studio album Sound The System and vinyl-only companion piece Dub The System.
The Italian-born reggae star will make his east coast debut performance in Miami, FL at 9 Mile Music Festival, which also features Lauryn Hill, Tessanne Chin, Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Julian Marley and more. Then he heads west, hitting The Showbox in Seattle, WA, Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, CA and the New Parish in Oakland, CA. Alborosie returns to California at the end of May for the California Roots Festival 2014. In between that time, he will journey to Europe for a tour consisting of mostly France dates.
He will be playing his classics as well as new material from his latest album Sound The System (VP/Greensleeves). The 16-track set encompasses a mix of live instruments and analogue recording techniques akin to reggae’s golden age. He produced the majority of the tracks and played 90% of the accompanying instrumental parts. Special guests on the album include Ky-Mani Marley on the Bob Marley classic “Zion Train,” Italian star Nina Zilli on ska-flavored track “Goodbye” and the legendary Abyssinians on the horn-drenched “Give Thanks.” The album includes sound-system favorite “Rock The Dancehall” and the hit single “Play Fool (To Catch Wise).”
To accompany this authentic collection fueled by his passion for real reggae music, he also unleashed a vinyl-only dub release Dub The System (VP/Greensleeves) on November 12, 2013. The 11-track deconstructed instrumental set features select songs from Sound The System, showcasing the producer’s melodic hooks and impressive use of vintage recording equipment.
Both releases follow his two previous acclaimed Greensleeves studio albums – Two Times Revolution and Escape From Babylon. He is also slated to release Alborosie & Friends album in May 2014 on VP/Greensleeves, which features a variety of special guests on this collaborative effort.
Sat. Feb 15 @ 9 Mile Music Festival -Miami Dade County Fair & Expo Center in Miami, FL
Sun. Feb 16 @ The Showbox in Seattle, WA
Mon. Feb. 17 @ Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA
Wed. Feb 19 @ The New Parish in Oakland, CA
Fri. May 23 – Mon. May 26 @ California Roots Festival 2014 – Monterey County Fair & Event Center in Monterey, CA
Fri. Apr 11 @ Motion in Bristol, UK
Sat. Apr 12 @ Coliseu – Kintal Reggae Festival in Lisbonne, Portugal
Sun. Apr 13 @ Festival Les Artefacts in Luxembourg
Wed. Apr 16 @ Kulturfabrik in Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg
Thurs. Apr 17 @ L’Aéronef in Lille, France
Fri. Apr 18 @ Le Cargo in Caen, France
Sat. Apr 19 @ Théâtre Foirail à Chemille in Cholet, France
Sun. Apr 20 @ Westrock in Cognac, France
Tues. Apr 22 @ Le Moulin in Marseilles, France
Thurs. Apr 24 @ Transbordeur in Lyon, France
Fri. Apr 25 @ Le Printemps de Bourges in Bourges, France
Sat. Apr 26 @ Festival Insolent in Lorient, France
Wed. Apr 30 @Le Rocher De Palmer in Cenon, France
Wed. May 7 @Le Quattro in Gap, France
Thurs. May 8 @ Festival Rock N Solex in Rennes, France
Fri. May 9 @ Arci Fuori Orario in Trezzo Sulla Ada, Italy
Sun. May 11 @ Orian Live Club in Rome, Italy