2006 has been a year of notable collaborations for Matisyahu. Earlier this summer he was tapped by Dave Matthews to open several of his U.S. tour dates, and by Sting to open a performance in Tel Aviv, Israel. Starting Aug. 8, Matisyahu will headline a new string of dates featuring a diverse lineup of acts including Michael Franti & Spearhead, Keller Williams, The Polyphonic Spree, and Gomez, as well as a co-headlining bill with The Flaming Lips Sept. 16 in TX. Completing his sweep of the festival circuit, he will also stop at the Austin City Limits music festival on Sept. 17, joining a lineup that includes Tom Petty, Van Morrison, Los Lonely Boys, Gnarls Barkley, The Raconteurs, and Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley. The drum trio Street Drum Corps will join Matisyahu on every date, playing nightly outside the venue prior to show time and in between sets.
Matisyahu’s most recent album, Youth, has earned raves both here and abroad for its seamless and earnest mixture of reggae, dub, hip-hop, and rock, achieving gold status in the US just weeks after its March release (his second gold record this year).
2006 Matisyahu Tour Dates:
8.08.06 Santa Barbara, CA | Santa Barbara Bowl (w/ Michael Franti & Spearhead)
8.09.06 Los Angeles, CA | Greek Theatre (w/ Michael Franti & Spearhead)
9.03.06 Denver, CO | City Lights Pavilion (w/ Polyphonic Spree)
9.04.06 Aspen, CO | Snowmass Village (w/ Keller Williams, Polyphonic Spree)
9.06.06 Redmond, WA | Marynoor Amphitheatre (w/ The Polyphonic Spree)
9.07.06 Troutdale, OR | Edgefield (w/ Polyphonic Spree)
9.09.06 San Jose, CA | Civic Auditorium (w/ Polyphonic Spree)
9.10.06 Berkeley, CA | Berkeley Community Theatre (w/ Gomez)
9.12.06 San Diego, CA | Viejas Concerts at Bayside (w/ Gomez)
9.13.06 Mesa, AZ | Mesa Amphitheatre (w/ Gomez)
9.16.06 Grand Prairie, TX | Nokia Live (w/ The Flaming Lips)
9.17.06 Austin, TX | Austin City Limits
9.19.06 Atlanta, GA | Fox Theatre (w/ Gomez)
9.20.06 Nashville, TN | Ryman Auditorium (w/ Gomez)
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