Matisyahu: Festival of Light

MATISYAHU'S THIRD ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHT IN NEW YORK CITY
EIGHT SHOWS ACROSS TWO BOROUGHS WILL FEATURE SPECIAL GUESTS
BRETT DENNEN, EASY STAR ALL-STARS, ASSEMBLY OF DUST, THE LEEVEES, U-MELT AND MORE

Matisyahu
Grammy-nominated artist Matisyahu announces his Third Annual Festival of Light shows in New York City this December. The eight-show series includes dates in Manhattan and Brooklyn for a total of four shows in each borough, featuring special guests each night, including Brett Dennen, Easy Star All-Stars, Assembly of Dust, Asher Roth, The Leevees, Little Jackie, U-Melt and a special surprise DJ soon to be announced. The festival begins December 21, the first night of Chanukah, and concludes December 30. Festival of Light marks the final leg of Matisyahu's extensive fall tour, which coincides with the release of his upcoming EP, Shattered (Epic Records, October 21). The four-song EP features tracks from his new full-length album, Light (due out in early 2009).

Previous Festival of Light shows have included special guests Tim Reynolds, Blues Traveler and The Wailers. This year Matisyahu will kick off the Third Annual Festival of Lights show at Webster Hall in Manhattan on December 21 with a very special guest DJ set. Acclaimed singer-songwriter Brett Dennen will open the final festival show on December 30 at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, playing a solo set. The Levees (featuring Adam Gardner of Guster), U-Melt, Assembly of Dust and Easy Star All-Stars performing songs from Radiodread and Dub Side of the Moon will also join Matisyahu on stage during the holiday festival.

Tickets for Festival of Light shows will be available for pre-sale on October 15 and will go on sale to the general public on October 17. Tickets may be purchased either through no fee box offices at the Mercury Lounge in Manhattan and the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn or at Ticketmaster.com.

FESTIVAL OF LIGHT SCHEDULE

December 21 Webster Hall w/ DJ set by TBA New York, NY
December 22 Webster Hall w/ The Leevees New York, NY
December 23 Webster Hall w/ U Melt New York, NY
December 25 Webster Hall w/ Easy Star All-Star New York, NY
December 27 Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Asher Roth Brooklyn, NY
December 28 Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Assembly of Dust Brooklyn, NY
December 29 Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Little Jackie Brooklyn, NY
December 30 Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Brett Dennen Brooklyn, NY

Matisyahu's next show is on October 18 in Milwaukee, WI. Complete tour dates available here.

Check out exclusive video interview with Matisyahu on JamBaseTV.

http://www.matismusic.com/

[Published on: 10/14/08]

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Lakai star Tue 10/14/2008 11:03AM
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Lakai

hopefully its a sweet DJ at Webster thats prob the only one I would consider going to.

gmoo Tue 10/14/2008 11:18AM
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gmoo

Hip-Hop in the Babylon...

crazyleggedelbow Tue 10/14/2008 11:24AM
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....yawn.....

Conjugal Burning Tue 10/14/2008 11:47AM
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Conjugal Burning

gotta love them pecial guests

Lakai Tue 10/14/2008 12:37PM
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Lakai

^ yeah, lol super pecial

phisherman81 star Tue 10/14/2008 01:09PM
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Apparently jambase didn't read the comments from the last article about this bum because dude got trashed...

Lenox Tue 10/14/2008 01:18PM
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Lenox

easy star allllll staaaars. man im dieing to see them.

loudooben10 starstarstarstarstar Tue 10/14/2008 01:24PM
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loudooben10

bess up the festival of light bless up brooklyn

George W. Bush II starstarstar Tue 10/14/2008 01:57PM
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George W. Bush II

I too love Easy Star allstars, maybe they will play dub side of the moon for everyone :)

George W. Bush II Tue 10/14/2008 01:58PM
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George W. Bush II

^ I guess i whould have read the article...lol.

George W. Bush II Tue 10/14/2008 01:59PM
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George W. Bush II

yikes!!!! should*

schofizzl Tue 10/14/2008 02:45PM
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schofizzl

u-melt rocks. which, unfortunately, is more than i can say for matisyawnhu

okalrightic Tue 10/14/2008 03:55PM
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this guy is a huge phony. lame.

earthboundmisfit87 Tue 10/14/2008 04:37PM
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earthboundmisfit87

shit like this makes me wish I lived in NY... I've been wanting to see Easy Star All Stars so long... but Radiodread is way better than dubside of the moon

Ned8 Tue 10/14/2008 04:58PM
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This is lame. A supposed From (Meaning observant) Jew makes Hanuka of more importance then it is. This so-called holiday is not found in the Torah and essentially is not a high holiday but an attempt to get Jews involved in the season and consume which is... Lame.

To see him set up this group of shows just shows you how pretentious and gimmicky he is. Spiritual Jews don't play the game they worship and keep kosher, performing mitzvah humbly. This guy embarrasses me as a jew

Woody starstarstar Tue 10/14/2008 06:21PM
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Woody

i don't like umelt.

dballz Tue 10/14/2008 06:48PM
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boring....

Mutilated Trips Wed 10/15/2008 06:40AM
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Mutilated Trips

i will listen to this guy when there is a free Palestine.

Lakai Wed 10/15/2008 08:47AM
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Lakai

Radiodread was in no way better than Dub Side, radioheads songs didnt translate into a dub style as well as floyds did imo.

rster22 Wed 10/15/2008 09:40AM
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does anyone know the presale password?

Lakai Wed 10/15/2008 09:48AM
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Lakai

^yeah, presale password is "feggae"

Broesau Wed 10/15/2008 11:52AM
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matisyahu is an anti-semite.

Smittea Wed 10/15/2008 12:52PM
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Smittea

Aren't we well into his 16th minute? Classic new, hyped, fad, passe, boring, starting to stink up the place.... time to flush!

CityLights Thu 10/16/2008 08:08AM
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Ned8 ^^^^ that is just ignorant man... really get your fact straight before making stupid comments like that.

Ned8 Thu 10/16/2008 09:35AM
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My facts are completely just that otherwise you would have had something to refute them. CityLights but you do not and I won't go into the supposed comments stated by MATISYAHU whereby he says that he was high at a Phish show and the face of G-d appeared and he decided to be orthodox. If any other Jews want to comment on the idiocy of that stament from a jew by all means. (Meaning G-d is the unexplainable; beyond comprehension all not a person)