Rebelution's Summer Ampitheater Tour Is Underway & Continues Through August
It's less than two weeks until the official start of summer, and reggae/rock giants Rebelution want to make sure that they're a part of your summer playlist. Their new album, Count Me In, is available in stores and online via 87 Music/Easy Star Records this week. You can listen to the album RUST Magazine calls "an invigorating, mystical experience" in full on MSN Music and last.fm.
Rebelution is spreading their message of positivity all across the U.S. with an ampitheater tour that began last week in Hawaii. This week's dates include a sold out date at the Gramercy Theater in New York City. The "Count Me In" tour, which also includes Iration, The Green, Stick Figure & DJ Mackle, wraps up in August with a date at the legendary Red Rocks venue.
Count Me In was produced by the SoCal-based Rebelution (Eric Rachmany/vocals & guitar, Rory Carey/keyboards, Marley D. Williams/bass, and Wesley Finley/drums), and recorded in Miami and Burbank, CA between September and December of last year. The album features special guest appearances by dancehall singer Collie Buddz (on the track "Hate To Be The One") and legendary roots reggae vocalist Don Carlos (on "Roots Reggae Music"). Buddz has toured with Rebelution, and Carlos has been an enormous vocal influence on Rachmany, so these are both special pairings for the band.
Rebelution chose the album's title as each member is a strong believer in the sense of community and collaboration. "Over the past ten years as an independent band," Rachmany explained, "we have felt a strong connection to the many people who have been incredibly supportive, and could not be more thankful to be a part of such a like-minded, positive and inspiring community."
While the music and lyrical content varies on Count Me In, the album's 11 tracks provide positive inspiration, encouraging fans to create a pro-active and optimistic impact on society and life. "A lot of what we hear every day is that money measures success," added Rachmany. "This new album is a reminder to spread love and positivity to the people around us - these are the true measures of success."
REBELUTION NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
JUNE11 Gramercy Theatre, New York, NY
12 Boston, MA - House of Blues
13 Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony Summerstage
14 Philadelphia, PA - Penn's Landing
15 Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Concert Pavilion
18 Glen Allen, VA - Innsbrook Pavilion
19 Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
20 Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
21 Portsmouth, VA - nTelos Wireless Pavilion
22 Boonville, CA - Sierra Nevada World Music Festival
25 St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Landing
26 St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Landing
27 St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre
28 Cocoa, FL - Cocoa Beach Riverfront Park
29 Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
6 Mesa, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre
7 San Diego, CA - Open Air Theatre
8 San Diego, CA - Open Air Theatre
9 Costa Mesa, CA - Pacific Amphitheatre
10 Costa Mesa, CA - Pacific Amphitheatre
13 Tahoe Vista, CA - North Tahoe Regional Park
14 Las Vegas, NV - Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
15 Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
16 Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
17 Eugene, OR - Cuthbert Amphitheatre
19 Redmond, WA - Marymoor Amphitheatre
21 Missoula, MT - Big Sky Brewing Company
22 Salt Lake City, UT - The Great Saltair
23 Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre