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STEPHEN “RAGGA” MARLEY CELEBRATES SUMMER WITH

“THE FRUIT OF LIFE”

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44-City North American Tour Culminates With New Studio Album July 22

 

Multiple Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and celebrated Reggae producer, Stephen “Ragga” Marley, is set to release his fourth studio album, Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life, July 22, amidst a spectacular summer tour, announced today. The coast-to-coast run begins in Redway, CA on Thursday, May 26, includes multiple festivals and will see 44 cities ending in New Orleans on Sunday, July 24. Full routing below. Please visit www.stephenmarleymusic.com for ticket information.

 

Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life pre-order goes live on iTunes Friday, May 27, boasting three instant grat tracks – “Rock Stone” feat. Capleton & Sizzla, “Ghetto Boy” feat. Bounty Killer & Cobra and “Scars on my Feet” feat. Waka Flocka.   Fans who pre-order the digital version will also receive additional instant grat tracks on June 10, June 24 and July 8, those who wait for the physical release will receive a download card – bringing the total to 23 tracks for digital and 22 tracks for the July 22 physical release.

 

Fruit of Life is the second installment of his two part series, following Revelation Part I: The Root of Life (2011). Whereas The Root of Life is more a traditional roots reggae album, The Fruit of Life will utilize a diversified sonic palette to express the far-reaching impact Jamaican music has had on various genres, especially hip hop. Produced by Marley, Fruit of Life boasts 18 new tracks and features a variety of guest collaborations with Rick Ross, Pit Bull, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Iggy Azalea, Waka Flocka, Dead Prez, Rakim, DJ Khaled, Busta Rhymes, Wyclef Jean, Shaggy, Black Thought (of The Roots), Bounty Killer, Sizzla, Capleton, Ky-Mani Marley, Jo Mersa and more.

 

Stephen “Ragga” Marley is the second eldest son of reggae legend Bob Marley and Rita Marley. He was raised in Kingston, Jamaica and started singing professionally at seven-years old with his elder siblings Ziggy, Sharon and Cedella as The Melody Makers. The singer, songwriter, musician and producer has consecutively landed #1 on the U.S. Billboard Reggae Album Chart for all of his solo albums and has earned a total of eight Grammys for Best Reggae Album. He won this accolade as a solo artist for Mind Control, Mind Control Acoustic and Revelation Part I: The Root of Life, as producer for Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley’s Half Way Tree and Welcome To Jamrock, and as a member of Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers for Conscious Party, One Bright Day and Fallen Is Babylon. The multi-talented artist has been steadily releasing music since his last album Revelation Part I: The Root of Life (2011) and is gearing up for the release of Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life.  Stephen Marley continues to share his incredible musical legacy with adoring fans across the globe.

 

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North American 2016 Tour Dates

Date                         City                                             Venue

Thu-May-26         Redway, CA                           Mateel Community Center

Fri-May-27           Santa Cruz, CA                     The Catalyst

Sat-May-28          Monterey, CA                       California Roots Festival – Monterey County Fairgrounds

Sun-May-29         Petaluma, CA                       Mystic Theatre

Tue-May-31         Sacramento, CA                                   Ace of Spades

Wed-Jun-01        Bend, OR                                 Midtown Ballroom

Fri-Jun-03             San Diego, CA                       Quartyard

Sat-Jun-04            San Bernardino, CA          Blaze N’ Glory

Sun-Jun-05           Tucson, AZ                              Rialto Theatre

Tue-Jun-07           El Paso, TX                              Tricky Falls

Wed-Jun-08        Albuquerque, NM             Sunshine Theater

Fri-Jun-10             Aspen, CO                               Belly Up Aspen

Sat-Jun-11            Vail, CO                                                      Gerald R. Ford Amphitheatre

Sun-Jun-12           Salt Lake City, UT               The Depot

Wed-Jun-15        Spokane, WA                        Knitting Factory Concert House

Thu-Jun-16           Portland, OR                         Wonder Ballroom

Fri-Jun-17             Seattle, WA                           The Showbox

Sat-Jun-18            Missoula, MT                       The Wilma

Sun-Jun-19           Jackson, WY                          Pink Garter Theatre

Tue-Jun-21           Lincoln, NE                             The Bourbon Theatre

Wed-Jun-22        Minneapolis, MN              First Avenue

Fri-Jun-24             Chicago, IL                             Park West

Sat-Jun-25            Detroit, MI                             St. Andrews Hall

Mon-Jun-27         Portland, ME                        State Theatre

Tue-Jun-28           South Burlington, VT       Higher Ground – Ballroom

Thu-Jun-30           Boston, MA                            Paradise Rock Club

Fri-Jul-01               Shelter Island, NY             The Sunset Beach Hotel

Sat-Jul-02             Brooklyn, NY                         Brooklyn Bowl

Sun-Jul-03            Philadelphia, PA                The Trocadero Theatre

Tue-Jul-05            Milwaukee, WI                   Summerfest

Thu-Jul-07            Huntington, NY                   The Paramount

Fri-Jul-08               Asbury Park, NJ                                     The Stone Pony

Sat-Jul-09             Columbia, MD                     Merryland Music Fest

Sun-Jul-10            Cleveland, OH                     House of Blues

Tue-Jul-12            Lawrence, KS                       Granada Theater

Wed-Jul-13          Englewood, CO                    Gothic Theatre

Thu-Jul-14            Bellvue, CO                            Mishawaka Amphitheatre

Sat-Jul-16             Olympic Valley, CA           Wanderlust Festival (Squaw Valley – Lake Tahoe)

Sun-Jul-17            Las Vegas, NV                      Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas

Tue-Jul-19            Tempe, AZ                              The Marquee

Thu-Jul-21            Dallas, TX                               Gas Monkey Live!

Fri-Jul-22               Austin, TX                               Empire Control Room and Garage

Sat-Jul-23             Houston, TX                          House of Blues

Sun-Jul-24            New Orleans, LA                House of Blues

 

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