Experience the iconic sound of the legendary reggae band, The Wailers, live in concert and featuring Julian Junior Marvin! This is your chance to witness the magic of their timeless classics and incredible cuts from Bob Marley‘s vast repertoire in a set that is truly unforgettable. The Wailers are also working on a new album, which is set to be released in the second half of 2023. Produced by the legendary Emilio Estefan, the album promises to be a fresh take on the band’s classic sound, with new songs that are sure to become instant classics.
In 2020, The Wailers made a comeback with their new album, One World, which earned a 2021 Grammy® nomination for Best Reggae Album. The first single, “One World, One Prayer“, is a powerful anthem for unity, love, and inclusivity, and features a blend of Jamaican reggae and urban Latin music.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see one of the greatest reggae bands of all time live in concert. Get ready to be transported to a world of love, unity, and good vibes.
The Wailers are back and better than ever!
ABOUT JULIAN JUNIOR MARVIN
Julian Junior Marvin was born in Kingston, Jamaica. He moved to London as a child, where his family and the UK theater community nurtured his love for acting and music. He appeared in The Beatles’ film Help, followed by a number of successful appearances on British television. Julian Junior was also a member of the London cast of the musical Hair and can be heard on the original London cast recording.
After playing in various London-based bands, including Blue Ace Unit, Herbie Goins & The Night-Timers, White Rabbit, and Salt & Pepper, Julian Junior continued his musical apprenticeship in America, playing with such Blues and R&B legends as T-Bone Walker, Billy Preston and Ike & Tina Turner. He quickly earned a reputation as an innovative and expressive blues/rock guitarist. Invited to join the Keef Hartley Band, pioneers of the burgeoning British blues/rock scene, Julian Junior made a significant contribution as a writer, singer and lead guitarist to their acclaimed Seventy-Second Brave album. He also appeared on their follow-up release Lancashire Hustler. Julian Junior followed up with his own rock band, Hanson, who was quickly signed to Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s Manticore label by Mario “The Big M” Medious, label manager. This was followed by the Hanson album Magic Dragon.
Finding himself an in-demand session guitarist, particularly for artists on the Island Records label, Julian Junior contributed to albums by Traffic, Fairport Convention, Reebop Kwaku Baah, Toots & The Maytals, Stomu Yamashta, Remi Kabaka, Eddie Quansah, Rico Rodriguez, and Steve Winwood.
In February 1977, Julian Junior Marvin was invited to join Bob Marley & The Wailers and the rest is history. The acclaimed Exodus LP became Julian Junior’s debut with Bob Marley & The Wailers and in 1999, Time Magazine declared Exodus “Album of The Century”. Julian Junior Marvin was lead guitarist and musical contributor on all subsequent Bob Marley & The Wailers albums, and toured worldwide with The Wailers until Bob’s passing in 1981. After touring with many incarnations of The Wailers since Bob Marley’s passing, Julian Junior has stepped out to front his own unique version of The Wailers – playing and singing Bob Marley & The Wailers hit songs the way Bob intended them to be heard.
ABOUT GREG SOVER
Greg Sover will open for The Wailers. While Greg Sover’s friends in his Philadelphia neighborhood, where he grew up, were listening to local rappers he was immersed in classic rock, country and the blues ever since he first picked up a guitar at the age of five.
“From the beginning, it’s been the greats that have intrigued me,” says Sover, naming Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Duane Allman, Dwight Yoakam guitarist Pete Anderson and, of course, all three Kings – B.B., Freddie and Albert as early influences. “Hearing those first few notes of ‘Purple Haze’ changed my life.”
On his fourth and latest album “His-Story” to be released by his own independent Grounded Soul Records label on July 21, 2023, Sover’s musical career has come full circle, as he’s joined on two songs by legendary Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsies bassist Billy Cox, a cover of “Manic Depression” and a rare track from the great guitarist, “Remember,” originally recorded for the international version of Jimi’s first album, “Are You Experienced”.
Gold Circle: $55
Front Orchestra: $39.50
Front Balcony: $39.50
Rear Orchestra: $34.50
Rear Balcony: $29.50
Tickets are non-refundable. Seating is reserved. Ticket prices do not include the $8 per ticket Processing Fee added at check out. Tickets available with cash, check or credit card at the Colonial Theatre Box Office or online. Please note that the seats in the rear balcony have limited legroom.