Together with Bob Marley, The Wailers have sold over 250 million albums and have played to an estimated 24 million people across the globe performing an average of 200 dates a year. Today‰Ûªs line-up combines old school know-how with lead vocals from some of Jamaica‰Ûªs most exciting new singers. The Wailers are undoubtedly the world‰Ûªs premier reggae and world music group who bring high energy shows to fans across the globe.
The band performs varied sets from the extensive Wailers discography including those from Legend. Legend is #46 on Rolling Stone Magazine‰Ûªs 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Legend is also the best-selling reggae album of all-time, with over 30 million copies sold worldwide and a 2014 re-release topped Billboard‰Ûªs Top 5 ‰ÛÒ proving the timeless appealåÊof their music spans generations.
The band also performs selections from Exodus named by Time Magazine as the ‰ÛÏAlbum of the 20th Century‰Û�, it was released in 1977. In keeping with the band‰Ûªs tradition of touring with album themes, the Wailers have been performing entire sets devoted to songs from the specific albums, Legend, Exodus, Uprising and the album Survival released in 1979.
Outside of their groundbreaking work with Marley, the Wailers have also played or performed with international acts like Sting, the Fugees, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, and Alpha Blondy, as well as reggae legends such as Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, and Burning Spear. As the greatest living exponents of Jamaica‰Ûªs reggae tradition, the Wailers have completed innumerable tours, playing to a fan base that continues to grow and expand as new generations of fans are exposed to the music.
Never ones to be pigeonholed in the past, The Wailers reaffirmed their continuing relevance and versatility in modern music with a guest spot on country superstar Kenny Chesney‰Ûªs hit single, ‰ÛÏEveryone Wants to Go to Heaven,‰Û� and also appeared in a video for the song which was shot in Jamaica. They have just rejoined him for a new single called ‰ÛÏSpread the Love,‰Û� released in June of 2013. Nor have they forgotten their social consciousness, donating proceeds from fundraising efforts at their concerts to benefit the World Food Program (WFP) in conjunction with the United Nations, feeding thousands of starving children around the globe. In 2010 the band recorded "A Step for Mankind" featuring Duane Stephenson and Bishop Lamont. The song and accompanying music video was the lead track off Oniric Record's "Solutions for Dreamers : Season 3" compilation album benefitting The World Food Programme.
Reggae music has never stopped evolving but for millions of people from around the world it‰Ûªs still defined by the songs of Bob Marley and the Wailers. It‰Ûªs been their heartbeat rhythms that have inspired so much of what‰Ûªs followed since, as evidenced by the enduring popularity of the ‰ÛÏone-drop‰Û� reggae sound.
Booking InfoRyan Owens, Monterey International