In 1977 reggae icon Bob Marley unleashed his incredible Exodus studio album on the world and the landmark LP will be celebrated at an all-star tribute concert. Blackbird Presents has announced Exodus 40 Live, which will take place on November 1 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.
Don Was has been tapped as musical director and the initial lineup also features Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, Tom Morello, Gary Clark Jr., Jim James, Citizen Cope, Aloe Blacc, Cyril Neville and Terence Higgins. Additional artists will be revealed in the coming weeks.
“After listening to Ziggy’s restatement of Exodus 40: The Movement Continues, the album struck me as something so powerful and rarely seen live in its entirety,” said Don Was in a statement. “I am thrilled to be a part of this show with Ziggy and Stephen, and perform these songs for the fans.”
“Bob Marley’s songs, and the songs of Exodus, are more important than ever. I can’t think of any better way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this iconic album than alongside his family and these incredible musicians,” added Keith Wortman, Founder and CEO of Blackbird Presents.
Marley recorded Exodus in London early in 1977 after an assassination attempt in his native Jamaica. Bob Marley & The Wailers’ ninth studio album was released on June 3, 1977 featuring such incredible songs as the title track, “Jamming,” “Waiting In Vain,” “Three Little Birds” and “Natural Mystic.”
Tickets go on sale Friday, September 29 at 10 a.m. PT via Ticketmaster. A pre-sale begins Thursday, September 28 at 10 a.m. PT using the code “MARLEY” through Ticketmaster.
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