Easy Star's Thrillah Debuts at #1 on Billboard Reggae Chart

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Submitted by Press Junkie PR on Tue, 09/11/2012 - 7:57 pm

Easy Star’s Thrillah by the Easy Star All-Stars has debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae and iTunes Reggae chartsEasy Star’s Thrillah (released August 28 on Easy Star Records) is the Easy Star All-Stars’ reggae adaptation of the greatest selling record of all time – Michael Jackson’s Thriller.  The album debuted impressively on other Billboard charts including #11 on the Heatseekers Chart, #69 on the Indie Store Chart, and #121 on the Top 200 Digital albums, amongst others.  The album follows in the footsteps of the ESA line of groundbreaking reggae tribute albums including Dub Side of the Moon (2003), Radiodread (2006) and Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band (2009).“With its #1 debut on the reggae charts, the Easy Star All-Stars continue to push forward the emerging US reggae scene with new material that appeals to a broad fanbase,” says Easy Star Records co-founder Lem Oppenheimer.The band kicks off their extensive North American tour this week with Easy Star label mate Cas Haley on September 7 and then is joined by Passafire for the rest of the dates on the first leg of the tour, which goes west through Colorado and California.Upcoming Tour Dates:Sep 12 – Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theater – w/PassafireSep 13 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theater – w/PassafireSep 14 – Denver, CO @ Cervante’s Masterpiece Ballroom – w/PassafireSep 15 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up – w/PassafireSep 16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge – w/PassafireSep 18 – Santa Barbara, CA @ SoHo – w/PassafireSep 19 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern – w/PassafireSep 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre – w/PassafireSep 21 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s – w/PassafireSep 22 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst – w/PassafireOct 04 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza – w/The Aggrolites, PassafireOct 05 – Baltimore, MD @ Sound Stage – w/The AggrolitesOct 06 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle – w/The AggrolitesOct 07 – Washington, DC @ Howard Theatre – w/The AggrolitesOct 09 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig – w/The AggrolitesOct 10 – Toledo, OH @ Mickey Finns – w/The AggrolitesOct 11 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s – w/The AggrolitesOct 12 – Waterloo, ON @ Starlight – w/The AggrolitesOct 13 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace – w/The AggrolitesOct 14 – Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater – w/The AggrolitesOct 16 – Boston, MA @ Paradise – w/The AggrolitesOct 17 – Stowe, VT @ Rusty Nail – w/The AggrolitesOct 19 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater – w/The AggrolitesOct 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Blockley – w/The Aggrolites