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Legendary Reggae Band The Wailers Are On Tour
Posted by Steve Juon at Friday, June 25th, 2010 at 2:30AM :: Email this article :: Print this article



From Sarah at Gorgeous PR:

Legendary Reggae Band The Wailers Are On Tour

The Wailers donate proceeds from their daily rider to support their charity I WENT HUNGRY (…to save a life) Campaign in collaboration with the World Food Program and the United Nations.

The band are enlisting their fellow musicians and artists worldwide to help.

More than 650,000 people have been fed to date.

(www.iwenthungry.org)

The greatest living exponents of reggae music THE WAILERS, will be continuing their US tour and are heading to the 2010 Midsummer Music Fest. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased here

The Wailers will be using the tour to bring more attention to their campaign  www.iwenthungry.org ,which donates unused funds from the band’s daily hospitality riders, directly to the United Nations’ World Food Program. I WENT HUNGRY campaign is a global music industry initiative started by the legendary reggae band to help eradicate hunger.  The band decided to put their empathy into action upon learning that every 6 seconds a child dies of hunger, so they are enlisting their fellow musicians to go hungry by donating a portion of their tour catering to the I WENT HUNGRY campaign. To date over 650,000 people have been fed to date.

Original member Aston “Familyman” Barrett, a revered innovator joined The Wailers in 1969, quickly becoming singer-songwriter Bob Marley’s right-hand man and musical director.  On record and on stage, his inimitable style became an essential part of the Wailers’ sound. Following Marley’s death in 1981, “Fams” took the reins as the band’s leader, spearheading performances to adoring crowds the world over, as well as the band’s involvement with the fight against global hunger.  “For decades The Wailers have been about spreading a positive message to our audience,” says Fams.  “With the  campaign, we want to spread that message beyond the audience – even if the people can’t feel it musically, they’ll feel it spiritually.”  Check out this video here.

Formed in Jamaica in the late 1960s, The Wailers have gone on to become the most successful reggae band of all time, selling over 250 million albums, and playing live to an estimated 24 million people worldwide. The Wailers’ leader and musical director Familyman, helped forge the template for reggae with his booming, thunderous bass patterns and ever-so-tight turns.  But more than just a bass player, Family Man also played a large part in arranging Marley’s songs and co-produced a number of the late icon’s albums.

* www.wailers.com *
* www.myspace.com/wailers *
* http://twitter.com/wailers *

The Wailers Tour Dates -- 2010

Tuesday, June 22                               Newport, KY – The Southgate House
Wednesday, June 23                          Grand Rapids, MI –The Intersection
Thursday, June 24                              Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
Friday, June 25                                   Apple Valley, MN – Weesner Amphitheater
Saturday, June 26                              Chicago, IL – Green Music Fest
Sunday, June 27                                 Bloomington, IN– Bluebird
Wednesday, June 30                          Council Bluffs, IA– Whiskey Road House, Horseshoe Casino
Thursday, July 1                                 Des Moines, IA– Simon Estes Amphitheater
Friday, July 2                                      San Rafael, CA- Marin County Fair
Saturday, July 3                                  Morrison, CO-Red Rocks Amphitheater
Tuesday, July 6                                  Seattle, WA– Neumo’s
Wednesday, July 7                             Portland, OR– Crystal Ballroom
Thursday, July 8                                 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
Friday, July 9                                      Inglewood, CA – Hollywood Park
Saturday, July 10                                Las Vegas, NV– Mandalay Bay Beach
Sunday, July 11                                  San Diego, CA-Soundwave
Thursday, July 15                               Madrid, Spain – Veranos De La Villa
Friday, July 16                                    Barcelona, Spain – Cruilla De Cultures @ Parc Del Forum
Sunday, July 18                                  Alicante, Spain – Nave 8
Monday, July 19                                 Valencia Spain – Jardines de Viveros
Thursday, July 22                               Firenze, Italy – Fortezza de Basso
Friday, July 23                                    Genova, Italy – Villa Serra Breakout Festival w/ The Skatalites
Saturday, July 24                                Simaxis, Italy – Campo Sportivo Comunale
Thursday, August 5                             Hyeres, France – Festival de Toulon
Friday, August 6                                  Beauly, Scotland – Belladrum Estate
Saturday, August 7                             Aveiro, France – Barro Beach
Sunday, August 8                               Odemira, Portugal – Festival TMN Sudoeste w/ David Guetta, Steel Pulse & more
Tuesday, August 10                            Budapest, Hungary – Sziget Festival w/ The Aggrolites, The Skatalites, & more
Wednesday, August 11                       Gijon, Spain – Gijon Festivities
Friday, August 13                                Chichester, UK – Vintage @ Goodwood
Saturday, August 14                           Pontevedra, Spain – San Sebastian Festivities
Sunday, August 15                             Aschaffenburg, Germany – Afrika Karibik Festival
Monday, August 16                             San Sebastian, Spain – San Sebastian Festivities
Friday, August 20                                Ottery Saint Mary, England – Beautiful Days Festival
Saturday, August 21                           Bedford, UK – Rhythm Festival w/Donovan, & more
Saturday, August 28                           Aspatria, England – Solfest
Sunday, August 29                             Ubersee, Germany – Chiemsee Reggae Summer festival
Thursday, September 9                      Bucharest, Romania – Sala Palatului

* www.wfp.org *
* www.wailers.com *
* www.myspace.com/wailers *
Twitter: @wailers



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