Matisyahu has announced today that, for the first time in its history, he’ll take his annual Hanukkah celebration, Festival of Light, on tour. Previously, the series of concerts were eight shows in New York City and Brooklyn. This year, he expands to additional northeast USA cities due to increasing demand from fans.
The run will 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 while Matisyahu 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 extensive catalogue. The shows will feature his most beloved songs as well as Matisyahu’s hand-picked selections for you. A very special re-mastered version of Matisyahu’s debut record, Shake Off the Dust…ARISE, will be released around these shows and is currently available for digital download here.
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.
Matisyahu Festival of Light 2010 Concert Dates:
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*
* w/ Moon Taxi
For ticket & event info, please visit: http://matisyahuworld.com/tour
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