Morgan Heritage announce tour with Damian Marley, Stephen Marley and others
Music News | May 19th, 2015
Morgan Heritage,The Royal Family of Reggae, have just announced their upcoming “Catch A Fire” Tour” with Damian Marley, Stephen Marley, and Tarrus Riley, along with special guests, Jo Mersa Marley and Black Am I. The tour will hit Central Park Summer Stage on August 30th and Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park on September 6th. Tickets on sale now!
Both the Morgan and Marley reggae dynasties are thrilled to finally be on tour together. “The Marley’s and Morgan’s are more than just childhood friends. We are both 2nd generation musicians carrying on our father’s legacies. The Catch A Fire tour is a historic moment for both families because as family our bond goes beyond blood, it’s etched into our souls with the fire. We always spoke of the day when Marley and Morgan would tour together sharing the same stage night in and night out. Well now the time has come and we could not be more joyful to see this dream become a reality.”
Morgan Heritage recently premiered “Wanna Be Loved” (ft. Eric Rachmany of Rebelution) with ThePier.org. On working with Morgan Heritage, Eric Rachmany of Rebelution told ThePier.org, “It’s an honor to collaborate with Morgan Heritage. In my eyes they are one of the best Reggae bands of all time. Their style is like no other out there and their story is remarkable. They sent me ‘Wanna Be Loved’ and I immediately connected with the concept that each and every one simply wants to be loved for who they are.” In addition, Morgan Heritage previously partnered with Billboard.com to premiere the video for their first single, “Perform And Done,” as well as working with Yahoo! Music to premiere “So Amazing,” the second single off the album. The band also teamed up with HitFix to stream the entire record a day before its release.
The sensational roots reggae quintet, which comprises siblings Peetah Morgan (vocals), Una Morgan (keyboard/vocals), Gramps Morgan (keyboard/vocals), Lukes Morgan (rhythm guitar) and Mr. Mojo Morgan (percussion/vocals), is undoubtedly one of contemporary reggae’s most powerful forces on the global stage. Guided by sheer acumen and a passionate desire to make their already rich musical legacy even more impactful, Morgan Heritage, after much deliberation and contemplation, triumphantly delivers their latest album exclusively on their very own label CTBC (Cool To Be Conscious) Music Group.
Strictly Roots features a wide variety of guest performers including platinum selling pop/dancehall phenomenon, Shaggy; American reggae and R&B vocalist, J Boog; third generation ambassadors from the Morgan and Marley families, Jemere Morgan and Jo Mersa Marley; reggae sensation, Chronixx; lead singer Eric Rachmany from rock, world and reggae band, Rebelution; and Bobby Lee from the American Grammy-nominated pop reggae band, SOJA.
Morgan Heritage, which has established themselves as the premiere live group on the reggae circuit, is currently on tour in support of Strictly Roots. The tour also features third generation ambassador from the Morgan family, Jemere Morgan, as a special guest. In addition, Oxfam America, a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice, will be on site for select shows on the Strictly Roots tour. Regarding the partnership, Oxfam America’s Outreach Project Manager, Bob Ferguson, added, “Oxfam America is pleased to be joining forces with Morgan Heritage and their fans to help right the wrongs of poverty and injustice. Oxfam America believes that music can change the world, and we look forward to working with The Royal Family of Reggae to help make some positive and real social change.” For more information, please visit www.oxfamamerica.org.
The band also recently announced the release of their official fan community app, powered by TopFan. Available on all Apple iOS and Android devices, Morgan Heritage’s official mobile community enables fans to listen to their music, watch music videos, read their latest news, enter contests, buy tickets to their upcoming tour, and much more. Download the app here: http://bit.ly/1DZNVS7.
Throughout 2015, Morgan Heritage will be touring in support of Strictly Roots, available now. Purchase Strictly Roots on iTunes, here: http://apple.co/1zzk8II.
May 24 Bay Front Park Miami, FL
Jun. 24 The Empire State Plaza w/ Maxi Priest Albany, NY*
Jun. 26 Pufferbellies Entertainment Complex Hyannis, MA*
Jun. 27 Old Port of Montreal (Ile Bonsecours) Montreal, QC*
Jun. 28 Groovin’ In The Park, Roy Wilkens Park Queens, NY*
Jul. 2 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, B.C.*
Jul. 3 Ska Festival/ Ship Point Victoria, B.C.*
Jul. 4 Island Reggae Fest/Santa Clara Fairgrounds San Jose, CA*
Jul. 6 Sweetwater Music Hall Mill Valley, CA*
Jul. 8 Belly Up Tavern Aspen, CO*
Jul. 9 Aggie Theatre Ft. Collins, CO*
Jul. 10 Rhythmz Omaha, NE*
Jul. 11 Granada Theatre Lawrence, KS*
Jul. 12 2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center St. Louis, MO*
Jul. 14 WorkPlay Birmingham, AL*
Jul. 15 Vinyl Music Hall Pensacola, FL*
Jul. 16 Terminal West Atlanta, GA*
Jul. 18 Reggae Fest Wilmington, NC*
Aug. 15 Festival Baia Das Gatas Praia, Cape Verde
Aug. 29 Mann Center for the Performing Arts Philadelphia, PA^
Aug. 30 Central Park Summerstage New York, NY^
Sep. 3 Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Boston, MA^
Sep. 4 Maine State Pier Portland, ME^
Sep. 5 The Filene Center At Wolf Trap Vienna, VA^
Sep. 6 Stone Pony Summerstage Asbury Park, NJ^
Sep. 9 The LC Pavilion Outdoor Ampitheatre Columbus, OH^
Sep. 11 The Crossroads Kansas City, MO^
Sep. 12 The Cabooze Plaza Minneapolis, MN^
Sep. 15 Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO^
Sep. 16 The Complex Salt Lake City, UT^
Sep. 18 Cuthbert Ampitheater Eugene, OR^
Sep. 19 Marymoor Park Redmond, WA^
Sep. 20 Revolution Center Boise, ID^
Sep. 22 Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU San Diego, CA^
Sep. 24 The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – The Pool Las Vegas, NV
Sep. 25 Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara, CA^
Nov. 30 Welcome To Jamrock Cruise Ocho Rios, Jamaica
* “Strictly Roots” Tour
^ “Catch A Fire” Tour