Event Archive - THE WAILERS RETURN TO VICTORIA!: The Wailers, Ali and the Budz, DJ VERSE
Sun. March 13th 2016 @ Distrikt Victoria BC (No Minors)
$25 early bird/members/$29.50 regular advance
Victoria BC Ska Society is proud to present the second of two Island shows with The Wailers - world reggae legends on Sun. March 13th at Distrikt Nightclub. The Wailers are returning to Victoria after their sold out performance a few years ago with reggae historian - Roger Steffens.
Tickets on sale Monday, November 9, 2016 at Lyle's Place, Strathcona Hotel, The Reef Restaurant, & ticketweb.ca
Together with Bob Marley, The Wailers have sold over 250 million albums and have played to an estimated 24 million people across the globe performing an average of 200 dates a year. The anchor of the band is Aston “Family Man”Barrett, who in addition to being Marley’s most trusted lieutenant and co-producer, played on countless other classic reggae hits throughout the seventies. The authenticity he brings to the Wailers’ sound is indisputable and yet today’s line-up combines old school know-how with lead vocals from one of Jamaica’s most exciting new singers. The Wailers are undoubtedly the world’s premier reggae and world music group who bring high energy shows to fans across the globe.
Outside of their groundbreaking work with Marley, the Wailers have also played or performed with international acts like Sting, the Fugees, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, and Alpha Blondy, as well as reggae legends such as Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, and Burning Spear. As the greatest living exponents of Jamaica’s reggae tradition, the Wailers have completed innumerable tours, playing to a fan base that continues to grow and expand as new generations of fans are exposed to the music.
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Together with Bob Marley, the Wailers have sold in excess of 250 million albums worldwide. In England alone, they’ve notched up over twenty chart hits, including seven Top 10 entries. Outside of their groundbreaking work with Marley, the Wailers have also played or performed with international acts like Sting, the Fugees, ... more info
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