Jimmy Cliff on Tour with Dave Matthews Band!
Hot off the heels of his worldwide tour, Jimmy Cliff has been tapped to support multi-platinum artist Dave Matthews Band. The East Coast outing with Cliff launches on November 30th with the first of two shows at IZOD Center in East Rutherford, NJ and continues through December 9th ending in Boston, MA.
An online presale for members of the DMB Warehouse Fan Association will begin on Thursday, October 4, at 10 AM ET at http://www.warehouse.davematthewsband.com. Citi is the official credit card of the Dave Matthews Band Winter 2012 Tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Monday, October 15, at 12:00 PM local time through Citi’s Private Pass Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com starting Friday, October 5. Tickets for most shows will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, October 19, at 10 AM local time. For further details, see below or visit http://davematthewsband.com.
Universal Music Enterprises released REBIRTH, the new studio album from Grammy® Award-winning musician, actor, singer, songwriter and producer Jimmy Cliff, on July 17, 2012 where it debuted at No. 1, remained for 5 weeks straight and continues to be a top 3 record on the Reggae chart.
REBIRTH once again pairs the reggae superstar and Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer with the award-winning producer and punk legend Tim Armstrong, who produced the thirteen-track album. Armstrong also produced Cliff’s Sacred Fire EP which was released late in 2011, and Rolling Stone magazine hailed the music as Cliff’s “best music in decades.”
Together they bring fire to both compelling Cliff originals and a couple of pointedly chosen covers. “World Upside Down” and “One More” show an artist as engaged with – and troubled by – the state of the world as much as he was when he made such landmark songs as “You Can Get It If You Really Want” and the title song of the movie The Harder They Come, both game-changers that will mark their 40th anniversary this year. A version of the Clash’s “The Guns of Brixton” taps into the popular uprisings for freedom in the Middle East, not to mention the recent London riots, which took place as sessions for the album were underway. Rancid’s affectionate portrait “Ruby Soho” brings the generations together, a full-circle journey of icon and acolytes.
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND/JIMMY CLIFF TOUR DATES
Date City/State/Province Venue Support Public Onsale
11/30 East Rutherford, NJ IZOD Center Jimmy Cliff 10/26 @ 10AM
12/1 East Rutherford, NJ IZOD Center Jimmy Cliff 10/26 @ 10AM
12/4 Louisville, KY KFC YUM! Center Jimmy Cliff 10/19 @ 10AM
12/5 Chicago, IL United Center Jimmy Cliff 10/19 @ 10AM
12/7 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre Jimmy Cliff 10/19 @ 10AM
12/8 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena Jimmy Cliff 10/19 @ 10AM
12/9 Boston, MA TD Garden Jimmy Cliff 10/19 @ 10AM
1. World Upside Down
2. One More
3. Cry No More
4. Children’s Bread
6. Guns Of Brixton
7. Reggae Music
9. Rebel Rebel
10. Ruby Soho
11. Blessed Love
12. Ship Is Sailing
13. One More (Alternate Version)
“Legendary reggae of The Harder They Come fame teams with Operation Ivy and Rancid founder Armstrong to celebrate the collision of roots reggae and punk rock.”
Los Angeles Times
“The importance of Jimmy Cliff – not to mention his general coolness – cannot be overstated.”
Watch Jimmy in studio with Tim Armstrong:
- Dave Matthews Band: Winter Tour (jambase.com)
- Jimmy Cliff’s ‘Rebirth’: Reggae Icon Knows Success Comes Hard (atlantablackstar.com)
- Dave Matthews Band Announces Winter Tour (radioalice.cbslocal.com)
- Jimmy Cliff going strong with Rebirth (cbc.ca)