Win tickets to the Wailers

The Georgia Straight presents the Wailers on February 23 at the Commodore Ballroom

Together with Bob Marley, the Wailers have sold in excess of 250 million albums worldwide. In England alone, they’ve notched up over 20 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, 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 other tours, playing to an estimated 24 million people across the globe.

Reggae historian Roger Steffens joins the Wailers for an exhilarating journey into the musical history of the royal family of reggae. Steffens is a frequent lecturer on the life of Bob Marley at hundreds of venues including the Smithsonian Institution, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Experience Music Project, and the American Film Institute.  He has written for the NY Times, LA Times, High Times, Rolling Stone, Spin, and Village Voice.

The evening will begin with an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into Bob Marley and the Wailers’ Survival Tour (1979-1980), which ended up being their second-to-last tour together.

Steffens is the only historian to join Marley on the road, and he is now generously opening his vault to share exclusive tour photos, rehearsal footage and an interview with the band’s opening act, Betty Wright. If you are a music lover, this is a unique opportunity to get a first-hand glimpse into the inner workings of the life and personality of a legend.

Following this incredible multimedia presentation, the Wailers will perform the iconic Survival album in its entirety, with songs like, “So Much Trouble in the World”, “Africa Unite", and "Ride Natty Ride.” 

 

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A pair of tickets to the show on February 23 at the Commodore Ballroom

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