Blackbird Presents is proud to announce Exodus 40 Live, an all-star concert celebration event set to take place Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of one of the most iconic and inspirational albums ever recorded, the evening will feature performances by an extraordinary lineup of musicians. Music director Don Was will be joined by Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, Tom Morello, Gary Clark Jr., Jim James, Citizen Cope, Aloe Blacc, Cyril Neville, and Terence Higgins, with additional artists to be announced in the coming weeks.
“After listening to Ziggy’s restatement of Exodus 40: The Movement Continues, the album struck me as something so powerful and rarely seen live in its entirety,” says Don Was. “I am thrilled to be a part of this show with Ziggy and Stephen, and perform these songs for the fans.”
“Bob Marley’s songs, and the songs of Exodus, are more important than ever. I can’t think of any better way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this iconic album than alongside his family and these incredible musicians,” says Keith Wortman, Founder and CEO of Blackbird Presents.
Tickets go on sale Friday, September 29, 2017 at 10am PST via Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster locations or by phone at 800-745-3000. Fans can also purchase tickets at the Orpheum Theatre box office.
In early 1977, Marley flew to London after escalating political violence in Jamaica led to an assassination attempt on his life. During his sojourn there, Marley and the Wailers recorded the heartfelt musical masterpiece, Exodus. From the soulful skanking in “Jamming” to the funky gravitas of “Exodus” to the sweet melody of “One Love / People Get Ready,” the songs went on to become a seminal album to renowned musicians and fans everywhere. In 1999, Time magazine declared Bob Marley’s Exodus the best album of the 20th century, and BBC designated “One Love” as the song of the century.
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Blackbird Presents is a global media company that produces premium content via a range of strategies including large-scale concert events and festivals, broadcast series and specials, and music releases featuring major music stars across all genres and demographics.
Blackbird’s recent concerts, broadcast specials and releases include “All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration,” “Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard,” “The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson,” “Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert,” “Outlaw: Celebrating The Music of Waylon Jennings,” “I’ll Take You There: Celebrating 75 Years of Mavis Staples,” “The Life and Songs of Emmylou Harris,” “Lynyrd Skynyrd: One More For The Fans,” “The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac and His Music,” and “All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman,” the latter of which earned a 2014 GRAMMY® Award nomination for Gregg Allman and Taj Mahal’s awe-inspiring performance of “Statesboro Blues.”
Blackbird Presents is also creator and producer behind the Outlaw Music Festival Tour, in partnership with Willie Nelson; the American Roots Music & Arts Festival, in partnership with Eric Church; and The Last Waltz 40 Tour. Visit us at www.blackbirdpresents.com.