Thursday, June 12, 2014

Matisyahu: Performs on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", Akeda out Today on Elm City Music, On Tour Now

“Totally renewing and reinvigorating”—The Huffington Post

“Matisyahu’s music is decidedly unique”—WNYC
“He’s still got plenty of the ol’ sun-bleached reggae charm”—Time Out New York

On the heels of two sold-out release week shows in NYC and LA and the announcement of 70+ dates this summer and fall, Grammy-nominated musician Matisyahu performed “Surrender” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” last night. Watch the performances “Surrender” HEREand “Champion” HERE.
Matisyahu’s fifth studio album Akeda is out now on Elm City Music and available on iTunes HERE. Of the album, Magnet declares, “While the lyrics have a raw emotional edge, the music on Akeda weaves a subtle hypnotic spell.” In support of the album, Matisyahu is currently on a 70+ date summer/fall tour with dates set for Los Angeles, Toronto, Seattle, and more. See below for full tour routing.
Akeda was recorded in Brooklyn’s Studio G and produced by Dub Trio’s Stu Brooks with assistance from studio owner Joel Hamilton. The material for the album was written by Matisyahu at his Los Angeles home and while on tour. Matisyahu states, “This record and period of my life deal with madness, listening for and following the inner intuitive voice, a small still sound. This record deals with love, with feelings of brokenness and humility, with humanity, struggle and sacrifice.”
In addition to working with Brooks and Hamilton, Matisyahu also collaborated with Dave Holmes and Joe Tomino from his touring band, Dub Trio, as well as longtime friends and musical collaborators Aaron DuganRob Marscher and Mark Guiliana. “It was very

much an in-house project,” states Matisyahu. “The vocal and musical styles are drawn from many places in order to create my current sound, which cannot be categorized very easily. The album has a classic live, analog, recorded feel as well as more modern electronic elements. There are more tunes on this record that fans may refer to as my ‘roots’ or as reggae tunes, and those songs lead in and out of tunes with more layers, electronic arrangements and other stylistic influences.” The album features special guest appearances by reggae artist Collie Buddz and hip-hop artist Zion I.
Matisyahu came to public attention with his album Live at Stubbs (2005). Youth (2006) quickly followed and reached #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers and Reggae Albums charts. Both albums subsequently went Gold, and Youth was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. 2009’s Light reached #1 on the Reggae Albums chart and stayed in the top spot for 34 weeks. His fourth studio album,Spark Seeker (2011), marked his relocation from Brooklyn to Los Angeles and found him working with Dr. Luke protégé KoOoL Kojak.
Matisyahu Tour Dates

June 12                                        Honolulu, HI                                                                    Republik
June 14                                    Kahului, Maui, HI                                 Maui Arts & Cultural Center
June 15                                      Lihue, Kuai, HI                                                  Kilohana Plantation
June 19                                       Asbury Park, NJ                                                     The Stone Pony
June 20                                        Baltimore, MD                                                     Power Plant Live
June 21                                       Long Island, NY               Beer Fields Craft Beer & Music Festival
June 22                                    Hampton Beach, NH                      Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
July 3                                             Del Mar, CA                                                San Diego State Fair
July 4                                             Fairplay, CO                      The SouthPark Music Festival Center
July 5                                           Milwaukee, WI                                                            Summerfest
July 11                                        Mooresville, IN                                                Serendipity Festival
July 12                                      Salt Lake City, UT                                                   Reggae Rise Up
July 13                                        Costa Mesa, CA                                      OC Fair and Event Center
August 3                                     Philadelphia, PA                                               Reggae In The Park
August 25                                      Redding, CA                                                       Cascade Theatre
August 26                                        Reno, NV                                 Knitting Factory Concert House
August 27                                   Jacksonville, OR                                                       Britt Pavilion *
August 28                                      Saratoga, CA                                            The Mountain Winery*
August 29                                    Las Vegas, NV                                   Hard Rock Hotel & Casino*
August 30                                     Riverside, CA                                   Fox Performing Arts Center*
August 31                                         Pozo, CA                                                              Pozo Saloon*
September 4                                Joshua Tree, CA                                  Joshua Tree Retreat Center†
September 14                              Wilmington, NC       California Roots Festival: Carolina Sessions†
September 16                               Richmond, VA                                                         The National†
September 17                                Asheville, NC                                                    The Orange Peel†
September 20                                 Norfolk, VA                                                               The Norva†
September 21                                Cleveland, OH                                                     House of Blues†
September 22                                 Buffalo, NY                                                The Town Ballroom†
September 23                                 Toronto, ON                                        Phoenix Concert Theatre†
September 26                               Cincinnati, OH                                                               Bogart’s†
September 27                               Pittsburgh, PA                                                               Stage AE†
September 28                                  Detroit, MI                                                     St. Andrews Hall†
September 29                                Louisville, KY                                          Headliners Music Hall†
September 30                             Kansas City, MO                                                        The Pageant†
October 2                                   Minneapolis, MN                                                       First Avenue†
October 4                                        Chicago, IL                                                Concord Music Hall†
October 5                                    Des Moines, IA                                                              Wooly’s†
Ocober 7                                         Aspen, CO                                                      The Black Sheep†
October 8                                       Boulder, CO                                                      Boulder Theatre†
October 9                                      Telluride, CO                                                                Club Red†
October 12                                       Boise, ID                               Knitting Factory Concert House†
October 13                                    Missoula, MT                                                The Wilma Theatre†
October 14                                    Spokane, WA                                                    Knitting Factory†
October 15                                    Portland, OR                                                    Crystal Ballroom†
October 16                                     Seattle, WA                                          Showbox at The Market†
October 17                                       Bend, OR                                                   Midtown Ballroom†
October 21                                     Ventura, CA                                        Majestic Ventura Theatre†
October 23                                 Los Angeles, CA                                      Club Nokia at L.A. Live†
October 27                                      Tempe, AZ                                               The Marquee Theatre†
October 28                                      Tuscon, AZ                                                          Rialto Theatre†
October 29                                Albuquerque, NM                                                Sunshine Theatre†
October 30                                     El Paso, TX                                                             Tricky Falls†
October 31                                  San Antonio, TX                           Tobin Center for the Performing
                                                                                                                    Arts - River Walk Plaza†
November 1                                     Dallas, TX                                                        House of Blues†
November 2                                     Austin, TX                        Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre†
November 3                                   Houston, TX                                                      House of Blues†
November 4                               New Orleans, LA                                                   House of Blues†
November 5                                    Atlanta, GA                                   Terminal West at King Plow†
November 6                                 Charleston, SC                                                   The Music Farm†
November 7                               St. Petersburg, FL                                                        Jannus Live†
November 8                                 Boca Raton, FL                                   Mizner Park Amphitheatre†
November 10                                Gainesville, FL                                      Curtis M. Phillips Center†
November 11                          Lake Buena Vista, FL                                                House of Blues†
November 12                               Jacksonville, FL                                                     Florida Theatre†
November 13                                Pensacola, FL                                                   Vinyl Music Hall†
*with Ozomatli
†with Radical Something

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