Legendary reggae group The Wailers, known for their work alongside Bob Marley, will be ringing in the New Year with a gig at The Roxy in Los Angeles on the 31st.
The date will be one of the first on the group’s winter “Exodus” tour, named after their classic 1977 album, which they will be playing in its entirety — including such hits as “Jammin’,” “Waiting in Vain,” and “One Love.” The album was named Album of the Century by Time Magazine in 1999.
During the New Years’ performance, the group will be joined by several surprise guests, according to their publicist.
Formed in the late 1960s in Jamaica, the Wailers have gone on to become the world’s most popular and well-known reggae group of all time, selling 250 million albums and playing to an estimated 24 million people worldwide. The group is now led by bassist and musical director Aston “Family Man” Barrett, the group’s sole surviving founder and driving musical force, who was well known as Bob Marley’s right hand man during the singer’s lifetime.
Most recently, the band has been riding high following their most recent collaboration with country superstar Kenny Chesney, singing harmonies and appearing in the video for his hit “Everyone Wants To Go To Heaven.” The guest spot earned the band a high-profile appearance alongside Chesney at the Country Music Awards last month.
Dates for their upcoming tour is as follows:
12/30 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
12/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy Theatre
1/2 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
1/3 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
1/4 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
1/6 – Boise, ID @ The Knitting Factory
1/7 – Park City, UT @ Harry O’s
1/9 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
1/10 – Boulder, CO @ The Fox Theatre
1/11 – Beaver Creek, CO @ Vilar Center For The Arts
1/12 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
1/13 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
1/14 – Steamboat Springs, CO @ Ski Jam
1/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
1/17 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Club
1/18 – Fargo, ND @ Old Man Winter Festival
1/21 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
1/22 – Bloomington, IL @ Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
1/23 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
1/24 – Columbus, OH @ Lifestyles Comm. Pavilion
1/25 – Morgantown, WV @ Mountainair Ballroom
1/27 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
1/28 – Boone, NC @ Appalachian State University
1/29 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
1/30 – N. Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
1/31 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues