GRAMMY-nominated artist Matisyahu has announced his 2018 Strength To Strength Tour alongside eight-time Grammy award winning singer, musician and producer Stephen Marley. Fresh from his Forest of Faith Tour, Matisyahu continues a blistering run of dates that began in 2017 with the Broken Crowns Tour and will be hitting Stubb’s on May 31st for a night of reggae royalty. Matisyahu will be making his return to Austin’s iconic venue after recording Live at Stubb’s Vol. IV last November.
Matisyahu has created his own space in modern music, developing a loyal following that has driven singles such as “One Day” and “King Without a Crown” to international recognition. His newest album, Undercurrent, was released last year via Thirty Tigers and Matisyahu’s own imprint, Fallen Sparks. The album embodies a collaborative and freeform spirit as Matisyahu and his band seamlessly merge instrumental improvisation sessions with lyrics and vocals. The synergistic energy of the album is especially apparent onstage, where Matisyahu and guitarist Aaron Dugan, bassist Stu Brooks, drummer Joe Tomino and keyboardist Big Yuki bring their creative dynamic to life. Undercurrent has showcased Matisyahu’s improvisational aptitude and live music chutzpa, that has the jamband and festival worlds taking note with his recently announced LOCKN’ Festival set.
The King Without a Crown continues to his journey on the road, both physically and spiritually, In his own words, “I started tour last fall in somewhat of a fallen, broken place with the Broken Crowns tour, then I entered into the unknown of the forest with faith in the Forest of Faith Tour and come out of it having found my strength, I am now going from strength to strength in my summer Strength to Strength tour. The names of the tours for me are truly a reflection of where I am spiritually and right now and I am feeling strong and confident”. Stephen Marley has also set his eyes onward towards the tour, and is “looking forward to playing music for the people on the Strength to Strength tour with Matisyahu”.
The boundary-breaking artist has been busy on tour, dropping a 3-part video series on the making of Undercurrent and taking time to speak to Billboard and the Huffington Post about it. He took time at his show in Austin 2017 to record LIVE AT STUBB’S VOL IV., capturing the freeform essence of his set at the historic venue, where he is set to reappear near the top of the tour. Don’t miss the unforgettable duo of Matisyahu and Stephen Marley at a city near you and catch what Rootfire calls “Improvising Greatness.” Tickets go on sale Friday, 4/6 at https://fanlink.to/strengthtostrength
Strength To Strength Tour Dates:
5/30 – Houston, TX – White Oak Outside
5/31 – Austin, TX – Stubbs
6/01 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
6/03 – St. Louis, MO – Atomic Cowboy
6/06 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
6/08 – Detroit, MI – Sound Board at MotorCity
6/09 – Kalamazoo, MI – Bells
6/12 – Columbus, OH – Express Live Indoor Stage
6/13 – Ocean City, MD – Seacrets
6/14 – Wantagh, NY – Mulcahys **
6/15 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theatre Summer Stage **
6/16 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Casino **
6/17 – Baltimore, MD – Concerts at the Port **
**Without Stephen Marley