9 July 2012

Toots And The Maytals to play Glasgow, Oxford and Liverpool

Toots And The Maytals

Toots And The Maytals to play Glasgow, Oxford and Liverpool

Reggae legends Toots and The Maytals will be celebrating a summer of music with dates at O2 Academy venues in Liverpool, Oxford as well as Glasgow’s O2 ABC.
The shows in August will follow an appearance at Jamaica 50: a 50th celebration of Jamaican Independence at the IndigO2,. Alongside these dates, Toots and The Maytals will also be playing a string of UK summer festivals – including Shefftival and Beacon’s Festival.
Bringing a fusion of ska, gospel, soul, rock and reggae, they are one of the world’s best loved ska and reggae groups.
Led by the charismatic ‘Toots’ Hibbert, The Maytals formed in Kingston, Jamaica in 1961. ‘Toots’ popularised the reggae sound with hits such as "Do The Reggay" (widely acknowledged as the first song ever to feature the word ‘Reggae’), "Pressure Drop", "54-46 (That's My Number)", "Sweet and Dandy", "Monkey Man", “Funky Kingston” and “Reggae Got Soul”.
Over the last five decades, ‘Toots’ has influenced countless artists including The Specials, The Clash to Amy Winehouse,and has toured with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews, Sheryl Crow and Los Lonely Boys.
More recently, Toots and The Maytals won a Grammy Award in 2005 for ‘Best Reggae Album’ with ‘True Love’. The album consisted of re-recorded versions of their classics alongside legendary musicians such as Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton and Keith Richards. 

Glasgow, Oxford and Liverpool in August
Friday 10th August                Glasgow, O2 ABC
Wednesday 15th August      Oxford, O2 Academy
Saturday 18th August           Liverpool, O2 Academy
Box Office: 0844 477 2000 or

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