Third World Set to Tour East Coast and Beyond in Summer 2018

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.

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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!

 

Date Venue City State FB event Ticket link
Fri 05.11.18 Highline Ballroom New York NY RSVP here Get tickets here
Sun 05.13.18 West Indian Social Club of Hartford Hartford CT RSVP here Get tickets here
Tue 05.15.18 Rochester Lilac Festival Rochester NY RSVP here Get tickets here
Wed 05.16.18 Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center Greenfield MA RSVP here Get tickets here
Fri 05.18.18 Aura Portland ME RSVP here Get tickets here
Sat 05.19.18 Higher Ground S Burlington VT RSVP here Get tickets here
Sat 06.09.18 Reggae in the Desert Las Vegas NV RSVP here Get tickets here
Fri 06.14.18 Soweto Int’l Jazz Fest 2018 Soweto Gauteng, South Africa RSVP here Get tickets here
Thu 06.28.18 The Vogue Indianapolis IN Stay tuned!
Sat 06.30.18 The Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis MN Stay tuned!
Sat 07.07.18 Hard Rock Cafe Live Orlando FL RSVP here Get tickets here
Thu 07.12.18 My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel Roslyn NY RSVP here Get tickets here
Fri 07.13.18 Payomet Music Pavilion Truro MA Stay tuned!
Thu 07.19.18 Alive at Five Albany NY Stay tuned!
Sat 07.21.18 Peach Music Festival Scranton PA RSVP here Get tickets here
08.03.18 Music in the Park – Plaza de Cesar Chavez San Jose CA RSVP here Get tickets here

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