Acclaimed reggae progeny Stephen Marley announces his 2022 Babylon By Bus Summer Tour. The eight-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer and guitarist will perform with a full band on the 20-date run. Tickets are on sale today at 12pm local at stephenmarleymusic.com
The bi-coastal tour kicks off in Monterey, California May 26 at the Cali Roots Festival, and features seven California dates, along with performances in Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Massachusetts and New York. Stephen Marley will showcase a mixture of original songs from his illustrious 40-year career, as well as revitalized classics from his father Bob Marley’s iconic catalog.
Highlights include a special sold out Red Rocks Amphitheatre performance with Ben Harper and brother Ziggy Marley, who will also link up with Stephen again in Vienna, Virginia on July 27. Skip Marley opens six dates on the tour, along with other hand-picked support artists such as Kabaka Pyramid, Hirie and Mike Love.
The critically acclaimed vocalist, songwriter, producer and philanthropist, whose debut album, Mind Control, was dubbed “the best Marley album of a generation” by Entertainment Weekly, recently released an EP collection of songs he produced with female vocalists as an homage to legend Nina Simone, Celebrating Nina: A Reggae Tribute to Nina Simone, featuring Joss Stone, Cedella Marley, Etana and more via Ghetto Youths International, and now streaming on all digital platforms. To listen, click HERE.
Stephen Marley is currently putting the finishing touches on his forthcoming full-length studio album, slated to release later this year.
2022 Babylon By Bus Summer Tour Dates:
May 26 – Monterey, CA – Cali Roots Festival
May 29 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre + *
June 2 – Redway, CA – Mateel Center
June 3 – Rohnert Park, CA – Somo *
June 4 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre *
June 7 – Reno, NV – Robert Z Hawkins Amphitheatre *
June 9 – Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery ^
June 10 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove ^ *
June 11 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys ^ *
June 30 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre ~
July 1 – Charleston, SC – Firefly Distillery ~
July 2 – Asheville, NC – Salvage Station ~
July 3 – High Point, NC – Ziggy’s Outdoor ~
July 8 – Marshfield, MA – Levitate Festival
July 10 – West Hampton Beach, NY – West Hampton Beach PAC
July 13 – Dallas, TX – Amplified Live @
July 15 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre @
July 16 – Las Vegas, NV – Vegas Latin Summer Fest
July 27 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap #
+ w/ Ziggy Marley & Ben Harper
* w/Skip Marley
^ w/ HIRIE
# w/ Ziggy Marley
~ w/ Kabaka Pyramid
@ w/ Mike Love