JOHN BROWN’S BODY EAST COAST TOURFeatured, Music — By NUG Magazine on May 8, 2012 at 12:49 pm
Future Roots Octet To Release New Studio Material
On May 10th, progressive reggae band John Brown’s Body kicks off a ten-date east coast tour. The octet will be releasing new studio material later this spring.
In the past three years, John Brown’s Body has completed first-ever tours of New Zealand, the UK, and Europe. Their latest album, Amplify, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Reggae Chart.
Quote from drummer Tommy Benedetti:
“We have a bunch of new music in the works… five dubs and an unreleased fan favorite are being mixed in Boston, by former JBB engineer Craig “Dub Fader” Welsch (10 Ft. Ganja Plant, State Radio, The Aggrolites). We’ve made serious progress on the new full length, seven new tracks are complete, we hope to have it out by late summer. It will be mixed by Matt Saccuccimorano, the man behind our 2002 Spirits All Around Us record. Until then, come celebrate with us on tour!”
John Brown’s Body’s “Future Roots” uses reggae as a foundation, but incorporates dub, drum & bass, dancehall, hip hop and other musical explorations to create a sound both timeless and forward. However it’s defined, people are buzzing about this progressive group from Boston and Ithaca, NY. The eight-piece band’s explosive live show boasts super heavy rhythms, a three-piece horn section, air tight drum and bass, and “the most gorgeous melodies in all of modern reggae music” (All Music Guide).
“…some of the most forward-thinking reggae music in the world today.” – LA2DAY
John Brown’s Body – U.S. Tour Dates
May 10 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met
May 11 – West Chester, PA – The Note
May 12 – Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s
May 26 – Asheville, NC – Highland Brewing Company
May 27 – Charleston, SC – The Pour House
May 29 – Savannah, GA – Live Wire Music Hall
May 30 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
May 31 – Saint Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
June 01 – Gainesville, FL – Double Down Live
June 02 – Orlando, FL – Plaza Theatre
Aug 12 – Boston, MA – Rock and Blues Concert Cruise