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Music, Sat 5 Nov 2016

The Wailers

The Wailers


Following the success of their huge sell out UK tour last year, legendary reggae artists The Wailers return to mark their highly celebrated and anticipated Legend tour. The band will be performing the iconic album live on stage in its entirety plus all their greatest hits such as 'Three Little Birds,' 'I Shot The Sheriff,' 'Jamming' and many more. Set to spread the One Love vibes The Wailers will play fourteen shows across some of the UK's major cities. Formed in 1969 together with Bob Marley, The Wailers have sold in excess of 250 million albums worldwide. In England alone, they've notched up over twenty chart hits, including seven Top 10 entries. As the greatest living exponents of Jamaica's reggae tradition, The Wailers have played to an estimated 24 million people across the globe performing an average of 200 dates a year. In keeping with the band's tradition of touring with album themes, The Wailers have been performing entire sets devoted to songs from the specific albums such as Legend, Exodus and the album Survival released in 1979. Legend was the twelfth album released by Bob Marley and The Wailers and the second posthumous one. It is the best-selling reggae album of all-time, with over 30 million copies sold worldwide and a 2014 re-release topped Billboard's Top 5 - proving the timeless appeal of their music spans generations. In addition to the songs from this "greatest hits" album, the band will also perform selections from Exodus named by Time Magazine as the "Album of the 20th Century". Being mindful of what is going on in the region and in the world the band puts together the best set of songs for each set. It's not just entertainment, the band is here to educate and inspire the people. Focusing on problems of poverty and separation The Wailers aim to provide a solutions and ultimately to promote peace and unity across all cultures. Reggae music has never stopped evolving but for millions of people from around the world it's still defined by the songs of Bob Marley and The Wailers. It's been their heartbeat rhythms that have inspired so much of what's followed since, as evidenced by the enduring popularity of the "one-drop" reggae sound. Continuing on their worldwide promotion of peace, love and equality through the power of reggae and Rastafari the group have been able to sustain their rare longevity pushing to the forefront of reggae music. The Wailers are undoubtedly the world's premier reggae and world music group who bring high energy shows to fans across the globe.

Cash PointCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groups

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Dates Times
Sat 5 Nov 2016 00:00 to 00:00
5 Nov 2016

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    55 Cookridge Street,
    LS2 3AW



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    Map reference: SE 298340  Lat: 53.80146 Long: -1.54901

    By Car:

    Arrive in Leeds city centre and follow signs for the loop road. Pass the Town Hall on your left and follow the road around. Take the next left into Cookridge Street, where the Academy is found off Millenium Square.

    By Public Transport:

    From Leeds railway station walk up Park Row. Head over The Headrow and walk past the Radisson Hotel. Cross the road by the cathedral and carry straight on. Pass the new museum and the academy is straight ahead on the left.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Leeds station


    • Cash PointCash Point
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups