Third World Set to Tour East Coast and Beyond in Summer 2018 The legendary reggae band will play venues up and down the East Coast, out west and even to South Africa. It all begins in New York City at the Highline Ballroom on May 11th. Check out the Live Music News and Facebook page for updates and announcements. To submit an article an article or review, or to just say hello hit us at [email protected]  From the YouTube channel of Nielley Maneafaiga: Celebrating 43 years, “reggae ambassadors” Third World is one of the longest-lived reggae bands of all time, and one of Jamaica’s most consistently popular crossover acts among international audiences. Mixing in elements of R&B, funk, pop, and rock, and, as these genres emerged, dancehall and rap, Third World’s style has been described as “reggae-fusion.” With 10 Grammy nominations and catalogue of charted smash hits (including “Now That We Found Love,” “96 Degrees in the Shade,” and “Try Jah Love”) spanning over four decades, sold-out tours, a vibrant and loyal fan base and inspirational messages, one may wonder, “Where did it all begin? What gives Third World the staying power so rare in the music industry?” Third World is more than just one of the top reggae bands of all time; it is an institution that stands for producing and performing music that, while holding firm to the cultural and ancestral roots of its members, still pushes forward the cutting edge of music worldwide. It is an institution whose themes are positive, progressive, and internationally relevant: an asset to any size festival/event. Third World has performed for thousands of music fans on 6 of the 7 continents: TW toured & recorded with late great Bob Marley, including opening for Marley’s first world tour in 1978, TW recorded and toured with master blaster Stevie Wonder, who produced 2 of their albums in the 80’s released with CBS, they toured America with legendary guitarist Santana, opened for the Jackson 5’s first concert in Jamaica, shared stages throughout the world with the Bono of U2, Sting, The Police, Whitney Houston, Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill, Jimmy Buffet, Eric Clapton, Marc Anthony, and more.

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Third World’s hit songs have reached top 40 on the Billboard charts in the US, UK, Europe, and Japan, and received a platinum award in Japan. In 1986, Third World received the United Nations Peace Medal for their contribution of music and their lyrical prose. They performed on the MTV Amnesty International Concert at a sold out Giant Stadium in 1986, performed at the Rose Bowl with Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder & Michael Jackson, Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, the Welcome Home Nelson Mandela concert in 1990, and have been featured at major sporting events including the Lord’s Cricket Grounds in the UK in 2000, and Opening Ceremony for Cricket World Cup in 2007. TW has entertained millions over the television with performances on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman, Arsenio Hall Show, Soul Train, Top of the Pops, the Shirley Bassey Show, and more! Third World’s upcoming tour takes them up and down the East Coast, out to Las Vegas, California, and even South Africa. They’ll have an upcoming appearance at Reggae in the Desert in Las Vegas on June 9th. Peach Music Festival will welcome Third World in July and Soweto International Jazz Fest brings Third World to South Africa in mid-June. Keep up to date with all of the travels on their Facebook page and website. All announced tour dates are listed below. More to come!  

DateVenueCityStateFB eventTicket link
Fri 05.11.18Highline BallroomNew YorkNYRSVP hereGet tickets here
Sun 05.13.18West Indian Social Club of HartfordHartfordCTRSVP hereGet tickets here
Tue 05.15.18Rochester Lilac FestivalRochesterNYRSVP hereGet tickets here
Wed 05.16.18Hawks and Reed Performing Arts CenterGreenfieldMARSVP hereGet tickets here
Fri 05.18.18AuraPortlandMERSVP hereGet tickets here
Sat 05.19.18Higher GroundS BurlingtonVTRSVP hereGet tickets here
Sat 06.09.18Reggae in the DesertLas VegasNVRSVP hereGet tickets here
Fri 06.14.18Soweto Int’l Jazz Fest 2018SowetoGauteng, South AfricaRSVP hereGet tickets here
Thu 06.28.18The VogueIndianapolisINStay tuned!
Sat 06.30.18The Cedar Cultural CenterMinneapolisMNStay tuned!
Sat 07.07.18Hard Rock Cafe LiveOrlandoFLRSVP hereGet tickets here
Thu 07.12.18My Father’s Place at the Roslyn HotelRoslynNYRSVP hereGet tickets here
Fri 07.13.18Payomet Music PavilionTruroMAStay tuned!
Thu 07.19.18Alive at FiveAlbanyNYStay tuned!
Sat 07.21.18Peach Music FestivalScrantonPARSVP hereGet tickets here
08.03.18Music in the Park – Plaza de Cesar ChavezSan JoseCARSVP hereGet tickets here

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