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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Toots and the Maytals Celebrate 50 Years with Headline UK tour featuring Jimmy Cliff

Jimmy Cliff Toots Hibbert and the Maytals UK Tour

Celebrating 50 years as one of the worlds absolute loved ska and reggae groups, the legendary Toots and The Maytals are set to play the biggest UK tour of their illustrious career when they team up with legendary reggae icon and actor Jimmy Cliff in August and September 2011.

Led by the charismatic Toots Hibbert, The Maytals who started in Kingston, Jamaica in 1961 and would do as much as any artist to popularise the reggae sound. 

Having toured in recent years with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews, Sheryl Crow and Los Lonely Boys, 2005 saw Toots and The Maytals win a Grammy award for best Reggae Album with True Love, an album consisting of re-recorded versions of their classics alongside legendary musicians such as Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton and Keith Richards, amongst others.

Anyone who saw Toots & The Maytals stunning televised performance at last years Glastonbury Festival not to remark the BBCs documentary on the group, as component of the acclaimed Reggae Britannia season in February 2011, will testify that the forthcoming tour is a opportunity to see one of musics true greats in action.


31st      August             Newcastle                    O2 Academy
1st        September       Glasgow                      O2 Academy
2nd       September       Leeds                           O2 Academy                                     
4th        September       Wolverhampton           The Civic
6th        September       Ipswich                        The Regent
7th        September       Liverpool                     O2 Academy
8th        September       Brighton                      Brighton Dome
9th        September       London                        O2 Academy Brixton
11th      September       Bristol                          O2 Academy
13th      September       Oxford                        O2 Academy
14th      September       Cardiff                         The Great Hall

Tickets on general sale: Friday 20th May at 9am from or 0844 477 2000


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