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Stephen Marley: Announces ‘Revelation’ European Tour


Stephen Marley

Stephen Marley by LaurieFan, on Flickr

Stephen Marley, the  son of reggae legend Bob Marley and seven time Grammy Award winning producer, and entertainer has announced his ‘Revelation’ European tour dates.  The first tour date will be  Thursday, August 4 in Faverges, France. The reggae arstist will be seen on tour in the following Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Holland,  and Poland.

Malrey released his third solo album ‘Revelation Part 1: The Root of Life’ in late March 2011. Since its release the album has held the #1 position on the Billboard Reggae Charts, #2 on the iTunes Reggae Chart, and #2 on Amazon.com. Stephen holds the honor of being the first member of the Marley family to debut at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Album chart three times in a row. His prior two albums Mind Control and Mind Control Acoustic both debuted at #1. Both albums also won Best Reggae Album at the Grammy Awards.

Marley’s highly popular single “Pale Moonlight” is taking root as a feel good hit. The song is being played in radio stations throughout the Caribbean, the United States, and the United Kingdom with heavy rotation.

Catch Stephen Marley at the following  venues:

THUR AUG 4: FAVERGES, FRANCE
@ ROOTS REGGAE OPEN AIR

FRI AUG 5: AVENCHES, SWITZERLAND
@ FESTIVAL ROCK OZ’ ARENAS

SAT AUG 6: ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
@ ROTE FABRIK

SUN AUG 7: CISSAC MIDOC, FRANCE
@ REGAE SUN SKA

TUE AUG 9: NICE, FRANCE
@ THEATRE DE VERDURE (OPEN AIR W/ DUB INC.)

WED AUG 10: GROSETTO, ITALY
@ FESTAMBIENTE

FRI AUG 12: OUDENAARDE, BELGIUM
@ FEEST IN THE PARK

SAT AUG 13: ASCHAFFENBURG, GERMANY
@ FESTIVAL

SUN AUG 14: OSTRADA, POLAND
@ OSTRADA REGGAE FESTIVAL

TUE AUG 16: PARIS, FRANCE
@ GLAZART (OPEN AIR)

WED AUG 17: MARSEILLE, FRANCE
@ TBA

THUR AUG 18: BENICASSIM, SPAIN
@ ROTOTOM SUNSPLASH

SAT AUG 20: BIDDINGHUIZEN, HOLLAND
@LOWLANDS FESTIVAL

Source: UrbanIslandz.com

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Stephen Marley ft. Damian Marley & Notorious Big: Jah Army Video


Just came across this remix for “Jah Army” off of Stephen Marley’s Revelation Pt. 1 that features Damian Marley and the late Notorious B.I.G. The vibe is nice!

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Stephen Marley: Revelation Pt. 1 “The Root of Life”


Seven-time Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter, Stephen Marley, is set to release his third solo project, Revelation Pt 1: The Root of Life from Ghetto Youths/Tuff Gong/Universal Republic on May 24.

According to the artist the album was conceived as a celebration and preservation for roots rock reggae and ensures that the music’s regal template is maintained throughout the 21st century.

Anchored in reggae’s drum and bass backbeat, The Root of Life is described as an organic and richly textured sound through its 14 tracks, which Marley says makes it a true body of work that delivers powerful messages and encouragement for the struggling masses.

In describing the some of the tracks, the producers note that Old Slaves depicts the harrowing residual effect of slavery; She Knows Now evokes the sorrow of rejection; False Friends conveys the disappointment of knowing these people; a lovers-rock tradition there is the duet No Cigarette Smoking with Melanie Fiona; to the final track Now I Know, a contemplative song about moving on.

The first single Jah Army, features Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley and Buju Banton over a one-drop rhythm with lyrics to rally the troops. “Whether it’s in the music or our life, get it together man, the Gideon is on,” declares Marley.

Conceived as a two part project, The Root of Life will be followed by the release of Revelation Pt 2: The Fruit of Life, due in fall of 2011, which will feature an array of styles that have emanated from reggae’s core.

“Reggae music has influenced hip hop and so many other kinds of music,” Marley reasons. “The Fruit of Life will be more open, eclectic kind of record. There will be songs for the club, dancehall reggae will be there, love songs in there, but it will remain conscious good music that you can always take something positive from.”

Having recently completed a cross-country tour to launch this album, Marley will also see exclusive distribution for the vinyl version of The Root of Life from VP Records.

Source: Jamaica Observer