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The Roots will head down the East Coast for a five-show Holiday Tour 2018 that ends on New Year’s Eve.
Watch Jimmy Fallon, Shawn Mendes and The Roots performing “Treat You Better” with classroom instruments for ‘The Tonight Show.’
- The Roots, Common, Brittany Howard, Gary Clark Jr. & Others To Perform At The Concert For Peace & Justice
The Roots, Common, Brittany Howard, Gary Clark Jr. and several others will come together on April 27 for The Concert for Peace and Justice.
Not only will this year’s Roots Picnic feature a Music Stage, but it will also host a Podcast Stage and Lifestyle Stage.
Okeechobee organizers have revealed the impressive ‘PoWoW!’ Superjam lineup for this year’s music festival as well as lineup additions.
Late vocalist Sharon Jones will be honored with a tribute performance featuring The Dap-Kings and ‘The Tonight Show’ house band The Roots.
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Latest The Roots Setlist
The Roots at The Fillmore
- Horn Intro
- In these streets
- My shot
- Think twice
- Looking... Front door
- What they do
- Next movement
- Love of my life
- You got me
- Dance girl
- Rock Creek Park
- Here I come
- Gimme some more
- Bustin' Loose
- The seed / M
About The Roots
The Roots are the influential and critically acclaimed Philadelphia-based band — described by Rolling Stone as “one of the greatest live acts in the world” and by the Boston Globe as the “greatest hip-hop band in the land”. The band has paved the way for live instrumental rap and has won numerous awards for its jazz-influenced, eclectic approach to hip-hop, including two Grammy’s and a 2007 NAACP Image Award.
Since their debut album “Organix” in 1993, The Roots have developed a diverse fan base and have played such notable venues as NYC’s Radio City Music Hall, Lollapalooza, Montreux Jazz Festival, Lincoln Center and the Apollo Theater, performing over 200 shows annually. The Roots have hosted the highly anticipated Jam Session, which takes place each year the evening before the Grammys. Their music has been heard in numerous television shows, video games and movies such as Entourage, Project Gotham Racing 4, and Super Bad. “Illadelph Halflife,” the follow up to the band’s first major-label release, “Do You Want More?!!!??!,” reached the Top 40 on Billboard’s album chart and the top five on the rap charts with their single “Clones.” Their 1999 release “Things Fall Apart” reached No. 4 on the Billboard chart and 2004’s “The Tipping Point” debuted in the same position.
The Roots’ lineup includes original members rapper/MC Black Thought (Tariq Trotter) and Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson (drums), who met in 1987 and were classmates at the Philadelphia High School for Creative Performing Arts. They later added Owen Biddle (bass), James “Kamal” Gray (keyboard), Frank “Knuckles” Walker (percussion), Kirk “Captain Kirk” Douglas (guitar) and Damen “Tuba Gooding Jr.” Bryson (saxophone), James Poyser.
The first full day of Jam Cruise 17 included a mass wedding, a Bob Marley tribute, two outstanding Khruangbin performances and more.
Ryan Adams’ upcoming single “Fuck The Rain” features John Mayer and the singer-songwriter revealed he working on a “secret thing” with Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir.
JamBase’s Scott Bernstein weighs in on his his highlights from Tuesday aboard Jam Cruise 17, including Leftover Salmon, Umphrey’s McGee and Matador! Soul Sounds.
Carlos Santana and his namesake band will be joined by the Doobie Brothers on the dual-anniversary Supernatural Now Tour.
This year’s New Orleans Jazz Fest will be headlined by The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, Katy Perry, Jimmy Buffett and Chris Stapleton