This September, reggae legend Jimmy Cliff will visit several U.S. cities, performing in intimate theater and club settings on his "2013 Many Rivers Crossed Tour." The 17-date tour begins September 6 at the Interlocken Music Festival in Arrington, VA and continues to other cities including New York (Webster Hall), Los Angeles (Santa Monica Pier), San Francisco (The Fillmore), Chicago (Concord Music Hall), Boston (House Of Blues), Washington, DC (The Howard Theatre), and Seattle (Neptune), before concluding in Glenside, PA (Keswick Theatre) on September 29. Jimmy Cliff Community ticket pre-sales begin tomorrow and vary by market; general on-sales for all shows begin this Friday, June 28.
Join music icon Jimmy Cliff as he takes you through an evening of classic songs and the unforgettable stories behind them.
Says Jimmy Cliff, "With my recent GRAMMY® win and the 40th anniversary of The Harder They Come, I want to give fans something different, a rare and intimate look at Jimmy Cliff. Through the years, I've been blessed with memorable experiences that accompany the songs I've created and I am excited to share these stories on my 'Many Rivers Crossed Tour'."
In addition to classics including "Wonderful World, Beautiful People," "Many Rivers To Cross," "I Can See Clearly Now," "You Can Get It If You Really Want," "The Harder They Come," and "Breakout," Cliff will perform songs from his acclaimed, GRAMMY®-winning (Best Reggae Album) 2012 album, REBIRTH.
In conjunction with the "Many Rivers Crossed Tour," film distributor Syndctd Entertainment and International Films Management will re-release the classic film The Harder They Come, starring Jimmy Cliff, as a special, one-night-only theatrical event across North America on September 5, 2013. This year marks the film's 40th anniversary, and to commemorate the milestone, Syndctd has invited fans from around the world to participate in a theatrical poster redesign contest.
In addition, Jimmy Cliff and Talenthouse have teamed up to create a video contest for up and coming directors. Directors are invited to download green screen footage of Cliff performing his song, "Reggae Music," and come up with their own vision for the video. The winning director will be rewarded with a five-day, all expenses paid trip to Jamaica courtesy of The Jamaican Tourist Board.
REBIRTH paired Jimmy Cliff with the award-winning producer and punk legend Tim Armstrong, who produced the album, as well as Cliff's 2011 "Sacred Fire" EP. Rolling Stone magazine hailed Cliff's hotly anticipated return to form as his "best music in decades" and named REBIRTH one of 2012's top albums. REBIRTH debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Reggae chart and held the top position for five weeks straight.
Last June, Cliff visited Los Angeles' KCRW for a live acoustic performance of nine songs on the public radio station's acclaimed program, "Morning Becomes Eclectic," hosted by KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley. The recording of the live broadcast, titled The KCRW Session, will be released tomorrow (June 25) by Universal Music Enterprises.
06 - Arrington, VA - Interlocken Music Festival
08 - Seattle, WA - Neptune
09 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
10 - Arcata, CA - John Van Duzer Theatre
11 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
12 - Santa Monica, CA - Santa Monica Pier
13 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
15 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
17 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
19 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
20 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
22 - Columbia, MO - Roots 'N Blues 'N BBQ Festival
24 - Ridgefield, CT - The Ridgefield Playhouse
25 - Boston, MA - House Of Blues
27 - Washington, DC - The Howard Theatre
28 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
29 - Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre