Expands Traditional NYC Eight-Night Residency to Additional U.S. Cities and Adds Ninth Show!
Matisyahu has announced today that, for the first time in its history, he will take his annual Hanukkah celebration, Festival of Light, on tour. The series of shows, historically 8 shows in New York City and Brooklyn, will expand to additional northeast U.S. cities due to increasing demand from his fans. Set to kick off on November 29 at Brooklyn, NY’s Brooklyn Bowl, Matisyahu will perform four nights in Brooklyn – one show at the Brooklyn Bowl and three shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg – marking the fifth year in a row that he has brought his Festival of Light to hometown crowds. He’ll then head to Albany, Boston, Baltimore and Philadelphia before wrapping in Portland, ME on the last night of Hanukkah. Tickets go on sale on to the public on Friday, October 22nd whileMatisyahu will hold a special pre-sale for his fans through Twitter and Facebook.
This year’s Festival of Light will offer audiences a career-spanning look at Matisyahu’s lauded catalogue. The shows will feature his most beloved songs as well as Matisyahu’s hand-picked selections for his fans. A very special re-mastered version of Matisyahu‘s debut record, Shake Off The Dust, will be released around these shows. In keeping with the tradition of Festival of Light, fans can expect a very diverse group of support acts and special guests to be a part of these shows. Known for never performing the same show twice, Matisyahu has created a custom-built live experience for his audiences during each of these eight performances. Backed by his band, Brooklyn’s The Dub Trio, Matisyahu has rediscovered his love for roots reggae, beautifully exhibited in each song’s vocal and instrumental arrangements. With prolific lyrics and genre-bending musical directions, Matisyahu is one of the most dynamic and captivating live performers in music today. Be sure to catch him live during his last shows of 2010!
Matisyahu Festival of Light Dates:
*Moon Taxi supports
11/29/10 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
11/30/10 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
12/1/10 Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
12/4/10 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
12/5/10 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
12/6/10 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club *
12/7/10 Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live *
12/8/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of The Living Arts *
12/9/10 Portland, ME @ State Theatre *
Matisyahu recently recorded the follow-up to his groundbreaking Live at Stubb’s album at famed music venue Stubb’s in Austin, TX. Live at Stubb’s: Vol II, set for release in early 2011, will be the first release from Matisyahu since his 2009 critically acclaimed studio album Light, which debuted inside the Billboard Top 20. The original Live at Stubb’s album, released on April 19, 2005, has sold 694,892 copies to date, reached #1 on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart and spawned one of Matisyahu‘s most recognizable anthems, Top 40 hit “King Without A Crown.”