Starting October 6, reggae artist Matisyahu will team with Common Kings and Orphan for The Broken Crowns Tour. The tour comes in support of Matis’s Undercurrent album and was recently extended through late December.
The previously announced portion of the tour runs from October 6 through early November. Following October stops in Maine Rhode Island, Washington D.C., Massachusetts, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida, the bands will be on the road throughout November and most of December. November finds the tour visiting Oklahoma City, Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, Austin, Tucson, Flagstaff, San Diego, Ventura, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Santa Ana, San Francisco, Sacramento, Chicago, Portland, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Fort Collins and Aspen.
After kicking off the December portion of the run in Grand Junction, Colorado on the 1st, the tour will then head to the Colorado city of Englewood on the 2nd ahead of gigs in Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Columbus, St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Boston and Port Chester, New York.
Common Kings is an Orange County rock-reggae outfit, while Orphan is a new Matisyahu-produced project. “Orphan is a new band I signed currently living and making music out of my home. All three core members Menachem, Nissin, and Chaim are sons of Lubavitch Rabbis and met in Yeshiva. They formed a bond around my release at the time (Live at Stubbs 2) and began to study the sounds of Dub Trio. Of all the music I’ve come across over the years, these 22 year old boys manage to retain the spirit of their Lubavitch heritage while creating music with a fresh Brooklyn edge that is an outgrowth of the Matisyahu sound. I am proud to introduce to you, Orphan, the soundtrack to a generation who never met their rebbe and have had to blaze a new trail,” said Matisyahu in a statement announcing the tour.
Matisyahu will be backed by Joe Tomino on drums, Stu Brooks on bass, original Matisyahu guitarist Aaron Dugan and Big Yuki on keyboards. Tickets for all shows are on sale now.