Easy Star All-Stars: New Album, Fall North American Tour

MICHAEL JACKSON'S THRILLER GETS THE EASY STAR REGGAE TREATMENT
EASY STAR'S THRILLAH IS OUT AUGUST 28, 2012, FALL TOUR TO FOLLOW

Following up on the hugely successful reggae tribute albums of Dub Side of the Moon (2003), Radiodread (2006) and Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band (2009) comes the reggae adaptation of the greatest selling record of all time – Michael Jackson's Thriller. The album titled Easy Star's Thrillah will be released August 28, 2012 (a day before the 53rd anniversary of Jackson's birth).

Easy Star's Thrillah brings back several of the reggae stars from previous albums, such as vocalists Michael Rose (Black Uhuru), Steel Pulse, Luciano, Mojo Morgan (Morgan Heritage), alongside the diverse playing of guests Yossi Fine (David Bowie, Lou Reed, Stanley Jordan), Joe Tomino (Dub Trio/Matisyahu), Andy Farag (Umphrey's McGee), and horn tracks courtesy of Israel's highly-acclaimed funk/hip-hop band Hadag Nachash. The album will be preceded by the July 10th digital release of the Billie Jean EP, which includes two album tracks, along with non-album remixes and a dub version.

Now that the hard work in the studio is done, the band is looking forward to bringing this music on the road, adding some dance/pop songs to their already varied sets. The band's live show already features tracks from the band's previous three tribute albums, along with original material. An extensive fall tour of the US and UK is already set up (US dates listed below), with more to come over the next year.

Easy Star All-Stars US Tour Dates:

  • Sep 7 - Madison, WI @ High Noon - w/Cas Haley
  • Sep 8 - Clarks Grove, MN @ Shangri-La Festival at Harmony Park
  • Sep 9 - Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s - w/Passafire
  • Sep 10 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater - w/Passafire
  • Sep 12 - Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theater - w/Passafire
  • Sep 13 - Boulder, CO @ Fox Theater - w/Passafire
  • Sep 14 - Denver, CO @ Cervante's Masterpiece Ballroom - w/Passafire
  • Sep 15 - Aspen, CO @ Belly Up - w/Passafire
  • Sep 16 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge - w/Passafire
  • Sep 18 - Santa Barbara, CA @ SoHo - w/Passafire
  • Sep 19 - Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern - w/Passafire
  • Sep 20 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre - w/Passafire
  • Sep 21 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s - w/Passafire
  • Sep 22 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst - w/Passafire
  • Oct 4 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza - w/The Aggrolites, Passafire
  • Oct 6 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle - w/The Aggrolites
  • Oct 7 - Washington, DC @ Howard Theatre - w/The Aggrolites
  • Oct 9 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig - w/The Aggrolites
  • Oct 11 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s - w/The Aggrolites
  • Oct 13 - Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace - w/The Aggrolites
  • Oct 14 - Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater - w/The Aggrolites
  • Oct 16 - Boston, MA @ Paradise - w/The Aggrolites
  • Oct 17 - Stowe, VT @ Rusty Nail - w/The Aggrolites
  • Oct 19 - Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater - w/The Aggrolites
  • Oct 20 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Blockley - w/The Aggrolites

    Easy Star All-Stars Tour Dates :: Easy Star All-Stars News

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    [Published on: 6/13/12]

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