The Wailers to tour UK in November, will perform Legend in its entirety
- Scott Henderson
- 30 June 2015
Fabled reggae artists bring celebrated and hotly anticipated Legend tour to the UK
It’s one of the most listened-to albums of the 20th century and remains a timeless classic, so news of the Wailers' return to UK to perform iconic album Legend in its entirety on a 12-date tour is received with huge anticipation. The opportunity to listen to the likes of ‘I Shot the Sheriff’, ‘Jamming’ and ‘Is This Love’ live, is simply not to be missed.
Formed in 1969 together with Bob Marley, the Wailers have sold in excess of 250 million albums worldwide. In England alone, they’ve notched up over 20 chart hits, including seven top 10 entries. The song ‘One Love/ People Get Ready’ was named song of the millennium by the BBC, noting that it is played continuously during the millennium celebrations on the BBC. Outside of their ground-breaking work with Marley, the Wailers have also played with international acts like Sting, the Fugees, Stevie Wonder and Carlos Santana, as well as reggae legends such as Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, and Burning Spear.
In keeping with the band’s tradition of touring with album themes, the Wailers have been performing entire sets devoted to songs from the specific albums such as Legend, Exodus and the album Survival released in 1979. Legend was the twelfth album released by Bob Marley and The Wailers and the second posthumous one. It is the best-selling reggae album of all-time, with over 30 million copies sold worldwide and a 2014 re-release topped Billboard’s Top 5 – proving the timeless appeal of their music spans generations. In addition to the songs from this 'greatest hits' album, the band will also perform selections from Exodus named by Time Magazine as the 'Album of the 20th Century.'
The Wailers UK tour dates 2015:
O2 ABC, Glasgow – Tues 17 Nov
O2 Academy, Newcastle – Wed 18 Nov
Junction, Cambridge – Thu 19 Nov
O2 Academy, Birmingham – Fri 20 Nov
O2 Academy, Sheffield – Sat 21 Nov
The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA – Norwich, Sun 22 Nov
The Ritz, Manchester – Tues 24 Nov
O2 Academy, Liverpool – Wed 25 Nov
O2 Academy, Oxford, Thu 26 Nov
O2 Academy, Bristol – Fri 27 Nov
Indigo O2, London – Sat 28 Nov
O2 Academy, Bournemouth – Sun 29 Nov