Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ … in reggae

ESA-10Year-DubSideOh, it’s nothing new. In fact, ‘Dub Side of the Moon‘ by Easy Star Records was released a decade ago, but it’s brand new to me. (Thanks Press Junkie PR for the heads up.)

This re-working of Pink Floyd’s legendary album is dope! (Listen to a sampler here.) It’s also work-friendly, as I like to say. You know, the kind of music you can listen to at work without it taking your concentration away. Great for background.

Now is your chance to see this album performed on tour as Easy Star All-Stars will head out on tour of a special anniversary edition of this classic album. Put out by Easy Star, the leading independent reggae label, the re-issue will boast new artwork, an in-depth liner note booklet, and two bonus tracks, including a new version of the song “Breathe” featuring additional vocals by Eric Rachmany of Rebelution, Metric Man, and Ruff Scott of the Easy Star All-Stars.

The huge success of Dub Side of the Moon (2003) spawned a popular series of reggae tribute albums by the band including Radiodread (2006), Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band (2009), and Easy Star’s Thrillah (2012).  The Easy Star All-Stars have also released an original EP (Until That Day, 2008), an original album (First Light, 2011), and a remix of Dub Side called Dubber Side Of The Moon (2010). They have toured worldwide over the past decade, playing in over 30 countries on 6 continents.

This spring the band hits the road for the Dub Side Of The Moon Anniversary Tour performing the album live in its entirety alongside classic material from the band’s career including original songs and tracks from the other tribute albums.  Select shows will also include new animated visuals that were debuted at live shows in November 2013.

The tour features a number of great pairings as well, including five co-headlining shows with John Brown’s Body (including the third teaming up for 4/20 weekend at Brooklyn Bowl), two shows with Ted Sirota’s Heavyweight Dub, and four shows with Rochester’s celebrated Thunder Body. Don’t miss them!

Dates below. Tix/info here

Dub Side Of The Moon Anniversary Tour

Mar 27 Revolution Bar & Music Hall* Amityville, NY
Mar 28 The Sinclair* Boston, MA
Mar 29 Snow Barn Nightclub* Dover, VT
Mar 30 The Haunt* Ithaca, NY
Apr 01 Bell’s Brewery# Kalamazoo, MI
Apr 02 Majestic Theatre^ Madison, WI
Apr 03 Concord Music Hall^# Chicago, IL
Apr 04 Beachland Ballroom^ Cleveland, OH
Apr 05 The Opera House^ Toronto, Canada
Apr 18 Austin Reggae Fest Austin, TX
Apr 19 Brooklyn Bowl^ Brooklyn, NY
Apr 22 Cat’s Cradle+ Carrboro, NC
Apr 23 The Georgia Theatre+ Athens, GA
Apr 24 Terminal West+ Atlanta, GA
Apr 25 Howlin’ Wolf+ New Orleans, LA
Apr 26 Vinyl Music Hall+ Pensacola, FL
Apr 27 Culture Room+ Fort Lauderdale, FL
Apr 28 Freebird Live+ Jacksonville, FL
Apr 30 The Grey Eagle+ Asheville, NC
May 01 Ziggy’s By The Sea+ Wilmington, NC
May 02 Tally Ho Theatre+ Leesburg, VA
May 03 Jefferson Theatre+ Charlottesville, VA

*with Thunder Body  #with Ted Sirota’s Heavyweight Dub
^with John Brown’s Body
+ with Cas Haley & Big Hope

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