The Wailers, famous from their days of performing with Bob Marley, will be performing their reggae music at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, at the State Theatre in Ithaca.
The last time the Wailers performed was 1995 when they toured the world and set live concert tour records. The Wailers' show consists of Bob Marley and the Wailers songs plus many other old songs written by members of the Wailers that were performed live during the Bob Marley and the Wailers tours, as well as new original Wailers songs. Their line-up includes a horn section that recorded, but rarely toured, with Bob Marley and the Wailers, the most recognized 'reggae' group in the world.
Recognized throughout the world as the architect of reggae, bassist Aston “Familyman” Barrett has taken his band to carry on the spirit and musical dominance he helped create with Bob Marley. They are touring with seven original members, making this reunion an unprecedented musical event. Included on this tour are the “Queen of Reggae” Marcia Griffiths, guitarist Al Anderson, percussionist Al “Seeco” Patterson and organist Earl “Wya” Lindo.
Tickets are now on sale for $18 in advance and $23 the day of the show. Tickets available at the Ticket Center at the Clinton House, Willard Straight Hall and Dillingham Center; by phone at (607) 273-4497 (outside Tompkins County 800-284-8422); or online at www.statetheatreofithaca.com. For more information about these events, please call (607) 277-7477 or visit our Web site at www.statetheatreofithaca.com.