Raging Fyah, one of Jamaica's most promising roots reggae bands of this generation, begins their U.S. Spring tour on March 1 in Denver, Colorado. The five-piece Kingston collective will join Stick Figure in mid-March until the end of April for the cross-country Set In Stone Tour. Raging Fyah will head back to the U.S. on May 29 to perform at the annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival. See full tour schedule below.
The group is also gearing up to release their eagerly awaited studio album Everlasting, due in May 2016 on Dub Rockers, the newest imprint from the world's largest reggae distributor VP Records. Raging Fyah will tour in support of their first two albums Judgement Day (2011) and Destiny (2014) as well as showcase new music from Everlasting.
Since their debut, Raging Fyah's infectious vibes and soul-filled sound continue to make waves in the latest reggae renaissance. The buzzworthy band was selected as an Artist to Watch in 2016 by LargeUp and Marley Natural, and their upcoming release has been selected by The Pier as one of 2016's Most Anticipated Albums. They have also been covered in Billboard and Vogue.
Raging Fyah consists of Kumar Bent (lead singer), Courtland White (guitarist) Anthony Watson (drummer), Demar Gayle (keyboardist) and Delroy Hamilton (bassist). Some of the members met at Edna Manley College of Visual & Performing Arts in Kingston, but the band itself didn't form until 2006. Inspired by the likes of The Wailers, Third World, Steel Pulse and Aswad, Raging Fyah tackles similar topics of socio-economics and politics with an underlying message of hope and inspiration. These lyrics, fueled by passion and purpose, flow over their lush lively instrumentation, creating a vintage appeal coupled with a fresh contemporary flare.
The group has already made a name for themselves in their native country, playing the biggest shows (Reggae Sumfest, Rebel Salute and Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival) and has a devoted following internationally, from tearing up stages in South America to headlining major European reggae festivals (Summerjam, Rototom, Sunsplash and Garance). They are now steadily capturing the hearts of North American listeners. Raging Fyah completed a mini-tour in California last year and played at the annual Sierra Nevada Reggae Festival in 2014. On the U.S. Spring 2016 tour, the group hopes to expand their growing fan base and reach untapped markets.
U.S. Tour Dates:
^ w/Stick Figure
Mar 1 in Denver, CO @ Masterpiece Ballroom *BUY TICKET
Mar 2 in Crested Butte, Colorado @ Center for the Arts *BUY TICKET - $20
Mar 3 in Salida, CO @ Steamplant Event Center *BUY TICKET
Mar 5 in Tempe, AZ @ Kiwanis Club *BUY TICKET
Mar 10 in San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park *BUY TICKET - $20 ^
Mar 11 in Ventura, CA @ Discovery Ventura *BUY TICKET - $17 ^
Mar 12 in San Francisco, CA @The Fillmore *BUY TICKET - $20 ^
Mar 13 in Reno, CA @ Cargo Reno *BUY TICKET - $15 ^
Mar 16 in Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room *BUY TICKET - $14 ^
Mar 17 in Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club *BUY TICKET - $15 ^
Mar 18 in Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's *BUY TICKET - $14 ^
Mar 19 in Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall *BUY TICKET - $15^
Mar 20 in Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom & Tavern *BUY TICKET ^
Mar 23 in Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live *BUY TICKET - $17^
Mar 24 in New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom *BUY TICKET - $15^
Mar 25 in Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club *BUY TICKET - $16^
Mar 26 in Washington, D.C, DC @ U-Street Music Hall *BUY TICKET - $15^
Mar 28 in Richmond, VA @ The Camel ^
Mar 30 in Virginia Beach, VA @ Shakas Live *BUY TICKET - $15^
Mar 31 in Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater *BUY TICKET - $14 ^
Apr 1 in Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy's By The Sea *BUY TICKET - $14 ^
Apr 2 in Charleston, SC @ Music Farm *BUY TICKET - $14 ^
Apr 3 in Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West *BUY TICKET - $14 ^
Apr 5 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room *BUY TICKET - $17 ^
Apr 7 in Orlando, FL @ The Beacham *BUY TICKET - $15 ^
Apr 8 in Jacksonville, FL @ Mavericks At The Landing *BUY TICKET - $15 ^
Apr 9 in Myrtle Beach, SC @ Caliroots: The Carolina Sessions *BUY TICKET ^
Apr 10 in Tallahassee, FL @ Sidebar Theater *BUY TICKET - $15 ^
Apr 13 in Houston, TX @ The Studio at Warehouse Live *BUY TICKET ^
Apr 14 in Corpus Christi, TX @ House Of Rock *BUY TICKET - $15 ^
Apr 15 in Austin, TX @ Austin Reggae Festival *BUY TICKET - $16 ^
Apr 16 in Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey *BUY TICKET - $16 ^
Apr 17 in San Antonio, TX @ Sam's Burger Joint *BUY TICKET - $14 ^
May 29 in Monterrey, CA @ CaliRoots Festival *BUY TICKET - $190+ ^