Multiple Grammy-nominated reggae octet SOJA is embracing 2018 with gratitude and positivity. On the heels of the fall release of Poetry in Motion on ATO and a world engulfed in conflict and turmoil, the band’s belief is that music should speak for people and uplift them; always asking why it feels like something is wrong when everything is so beautiful.
This outlook is punctuated with today’s release of the new video for “Tried My Best”, directed by Daniel Ferro & Marvin Campos. Filmed on tour in Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru, the clip documents the arduous aspects of road life, sleeping on airport floors, long journeys and endless movement, all forgotten once on stage performing for thousands of joyous faces.
Poetry In Motion has been praised by USA Today, Billboard, Paste and more and debuted at #1 on the Billboard reggae charts week of release (their fourth #1 debut to date!). Recorded at Dave Matthews Band’s studio in Charlottesville, VA, near where the band first got their start two decades ago, the new music digs deeper than ever into their message of finding peace – tackling everything from government corruption, immigrants, marriage, veteran’s rights and beyond.
SOJA’s energetic, impassioned live performances offer people a chance to look both inward and outward, and feel part of a global community, particularly since SOJA has headlined shows in over 30 countries.The band just completed a tour of Brazil and returns to the U.S. on March 1 for a run of dates starting at the famed Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY and running south ending at Reggae Rise Up in St. Petersburg, FL on March 18. SOJA will be hitting plenty of festivals this summer including BottleRock, Summer Camp, SweetWater and more.
A full list of tour dates can be found below with many more to be added.
SOJA Tour Dates
Mar 01 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
Mar 02 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
Mar 03 – Providence, RI – The Strand
Mar 04 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
Mar 06 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
Mar 08 – Montreal, QB – L’astral
Mar 09 – Toronto, ONT – The Mod Club
Mar 10 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
Mar 11 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Mar 14 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
Mar 15 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
Mar 16 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Mar 17 – Gainesville, FL – Heartwood Soundstage
Mar 18 – St. Petersburg, FL – Reggae Rise Up Florida Festival
April 19 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
April 20 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
April 21 – Atlanta, GA – SweetWater 420 Festival
May 18 – Fresno, CA – Grizzly Fest
May 19 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
May 25 – Chillicothe, IL – Summer Camp Festival
May 27 – Napa, CA – BottleRock