John Brown's Body: New Album, U.S. Tour Dates


As reggae music continues to reach new heights in America, John Brown's Body (JBB) has been there from the beginning, constantly pushing and evolving the U.S. reggae scene through explosive live shows and critically-acclaimed recordings. Their new album, Kings And Queens, out April 16 on Easy Star Records, is no exception. Kings And Queens is the band’s most ambitious release to date, encompassing the entire history of the band’s sound and legacy. Lead vocalist Elliot Martin reaches new levels of songwriting by striking the fine balance between classic JBB roots and a fresh new JBB sound. A perfect example is the track “Old John Brown,” available for free download on the band’s Facebook page.

Kings And Queens features twelve new songs that are dripping in their signature “Future Roots” sound influenced by British Reggae (Aswad, Steel Pulse), roots classics (Burning Spear, Alpha Blondy), dub experimentation (Scientist, King Tubby, Sly & Robbie), and electronic music. The results are a thicker, heavier style than most modern reggae.

To promote the new album, the group will embark on a Spring tour which will include appearances at Dark Star Jubilee, Summer Camp Music Festival, and more. See a full list of tour dates below.

Tour Dates

  • 4/12 Fete Ballroom | Providence, RI
  • 4/13 Sugarloaf Ski Resort | Carrabassett, ME
  • 4/19 Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, NY - with Easy Star All-Stars
  • 4/20 GrassRoots Shakori Hills | Pittsboro, NC
  • 4/26 Water Street Music Hall | Rochester, NY - JBB presents BIG UPstate Reggae Festival
  • 4/27 Paradise Rock Club | Boston, MA
  • 5/18 Electric Factory | Philadelphia, PA -with SOJA
  • 5/25 Dark Star Jubilee Festival | Thornville, OH
  • 5/26 Summer Camp Music Festival | Chillicothe, IL

    John Brown's Body Tour Dates :: John Brown's Body News


    [Published on: 2/22/13]

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