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The Wailers Head to Madison Theater

The Wailers, the iconic reggae band recognized worldwide for their influence on the genre and their close association with the legendary Bob Marley, are making a stop at The Madison Theater Sunday, August 27.

The old adage is true; birds of a feather do flock together.

Along the ride are six Cincinnati area ramblers with roots entwined with The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia Band, The Animal Crackers, and Bootsy Collins. The Weathered Feather are storytelling rock and rollers led by a raspy, soulful lead singer infused with blues and reggae undertones. Longtime cohorts, they didn’t start playing together until the early 2010s. With the end of summer angst approaching friends, history, and good vibes is an intoxicating combination everyone should willingly indulge in.

A variation on the variation, The Wailers Band was formed by Aston Barrett in 1989, one of several spinoffs from Bob Marley and the Wailers. Expect the same songs and energy as the original, all Jamaican heart and soul. Beyond the music, The Wailers are also celebrated for their messages of love, unity, and social justice, echoing the philosophy of Bob Marley. These themes continue to resonate in their music, bringing together audiences of diverse backgrounds and generations.

The Wailers have been working on a new album, slated for release in the second half of 2023, produced by Emilio Estefan. This follows the success of their 2020 comeback album One World, which was nominated for Best Reggae Album at the 2021 Grammy Awards.

Gather your friends and secure your tickets to experience this unforgettable night of live music.


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REVIEW: The Wailers at The Madison Theater

This is the kind of energy The Wailers is all about. It’s about peace. It’s about love. It’s about unity. This is the type of music that fights injustice and takes the path of helping humanity. It is One Love.