Matisyahu - New EP 'Hold The Fire' Out Now!

Article Contributed by Press Here Publicity | Published on Friday, February 2, 2024

Today, Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and alternative reggae rock musician Matisyahu has released his new EP, Hold The Fire, via his own label Fallen Sparks Records. PRESS HERE to listen. The 5-song collection – already hailed “a must listen!” – includes the lead single “Fireproof” as well as the previously released tracks “Fool’s Gold” and “End Of The World.” Earlier this week, Matisyahu kicked off his headlining Hold The Fire Tour in support of the new EP. The 34-date outing, with special guest Cydeways, stops all across the U.S. before wrapping March 23rd in Brooklyn, NY. See below for the full routing and visit for all details and to purchase tickets. $1 of every ticket sale will be donated to the Last Prisoner Project, a nonprofit dedicated to cannabis criminal justice reform and releasing every nonviolent cannabis prisoner.

“I am so excited for my new EP, Hold The Fire, to be out into the world,” shares Matisyahu. “Enjoy the new music and I hope to see you all in person on this tour. We’re hitting 34 cities, playing new songs and classics. Blessed love.”

For nearly two decades, Matisyahu has kept his creative spirit aflame by evolving his sound, melding genres, and testing the limits of the musical traditions that have inspired him. A special kind of fire spurred the creation of Hold The Fire, especially the EP’s first single “Fireproof,” which touches upon Matisyahu’s unwavering ability to keep his artistic fire burning. The timely track explores the topics of perseverance and gratitude in times of trouble, a theme everyone can relate to, especially with what is currently happening in Israel.  While the new EP is centered around the four earth elements, Matisyahu also reflects on celebrity and artistic success on “Fool’s Gold” and the observation that we often find ourselves imitating other people or listening too much to their opinions of us. On a more down-to-earth tip, earthly love can keep the fire burning in the creative fireplace, as he rhymes about in the uptempo “Love Supplier.” The EP’s title track, Hold The Fire, stems from the closing track “Lifeline,” a tribute to community.

In his continued support of Israel and his Jewish roots, Matisyahu visited Israel in January, where he performed a sold-out benefit show in Tel Aviv, with proceeds going to Bring Them Home Now to assist hostage families. He also spent time with the families and soldiers and visited the site of the Nova Music Festival and met with survivors. His visit overseas follows Matisyahu’s surprise appearance at the March for Israel in Washington, DC this past November, where the performance of his global anthem “One Day” with The Maccabeats created a standout moment.

Like only the most gifted storytellers, Matisyahu spins the rare kind of stories that simultaneously enlighten, enthrall, and expand the audience’s sense of possibility. Known for his skill in blending a shapeshifting collision of reggae, hip-hop, alt rock and boldly inventive pop – all while paying homage to his spirituality and roots in Judaism – Matisyahu’s live shows consistently provide audiences with a dynamic and energetic performance full of life and illumination. With nearly 20 years under his belt, he’s teamed up with the best improvisational musicians and artists for jam sessions and collaborations, and his long and winding career consists of seven studio albums including the chart-topping Light (2009), Youth (2006), and Spark Seeker (2012), as well as Akeda (2014), Undercurrent (2017), and Matisyahu (2022), and various live albums including his 2005 Gold-certified breakthrough Live At Stubb’s. Last summer, the New York-raised and New Jersey-based multi-talent released Live In Brooklyn, recorded at the iconic Brooklyn Bowl New York during his annual Festival of Light. Exemplifying his transcendent live show, Live In Brooklyn features renditions of fan-favorites and global hits including the Gold-certified “One Day” – whose original version has been streamed over 150 million times on Spotify alone – and the genre-bending, Billboard Hot 100-charting and alt-radio topping breakthrough single “King Without A Crown.”


1.      Fireproof

2.      End Of The World

3.      Fool’s Gold

4.      Love Supplier

5.      Lifeline


Friday, February 2 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live

Tuesday, February 6 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse

Wednesday, February 7 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn

Thursday, February 8 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

Friday, February 9 – Houston, TX @ Rise Rooftop

Saturday, February 10 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

Wednesday, February 14 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf

Thursday, February 15 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre

Friday, February 16 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas

Saturday, February 17 – Petaluma, CA @ Mystic Theatre & Music Hall

Wednesday, February 21 – Felton, CA @ Felton Music Hall

Thursday, February 22 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre

Friday, February 23 – Stateline, NV @ Harrah’s Lake Tahoe – South Shore Room

Saturday, February 24 – Bend, OR @ The Domino Room

Monday, February 26 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater

Tuesday, February 27 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre

Thursday, February 29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot

Friday, March 1 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen

Saturday, March 2 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

Wednesday, March 6 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

Thursday, March 7 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Pabst Theater

Friday, March 8 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

Saturday, March 9 – Detroit, MI @ El Club

Sunday, March 10 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

Wednesday, March 13 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre

Thursday, March 14 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Ballroom

Friday, March 15 – Salisbury, MA @ Blue Ocean Music Hall

Saturday, March 16 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

Wednesday, March 20 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

Thursday, March 21 – Richmond, VA @ The National

Friday, March 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Brooklyn Bowl – Philadelphia

Saturday, March 23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel