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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 Gathering Place
- Jeremy Ellis solo
- I Know You Got Soul
- Me and Baby Brother
- Break You Off
- The Fire
- Concerto of the Desperado
- Stay Cool
- Act Too (Love of My Life)
- The Next Movement
- Get Busy
- Jungle Boogie
- Jeremy Ellis solo
- You Got Me
- The Seed (2.0)
- Move On Up
- Men at Work
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.
Original Woodstock co-organizer Michael Lang said Woodstock 2019 is happening next summer in honor of the legendary festival’s 50th anniversary.
Jamgrass act Greensky Bluegrass unveiled “All For Money,” the title track from their forthcoming seventh studio album.
Guitarist Billy Strings told “Tour Stories” and Ron Artis II went “Reelin’ In The Years” for Episode 25 of ‘The JamBase Podcast.’
Ticketmaster’s 2018 Holiday Deals include 2-For-1 Tickets, Me+3 4-Packs and $40 Below for select concerts from Tedeschi Trucks Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Gov’t Mule and many others.
Dark Star Jubilee’s initial 2019 lineup features three nights of Dark Star Orchestra as well as performances from the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Lukas Neslon & Promise Of The Real and more.