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    Legendary Reggae Band The Wailers

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    April 7, 2010


    Legendary Reggae Band The Wailers

    Wednesday - April 7 Wailers@Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel 79 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903 Doors 8:00pm - Show 9:30pm $20 advance - $25 day of show The Wailers donate proceeds from their daily rider to support their charity I WENT HUNGRY (…to save a life) Campaign in collaboration with the World Food Program and the United Nations. The band is enlisting their fellow musicians and artists worldwide to help. More than 650,000 people have been fed to date. (www.iwenthungry.org) The greatest living exponents of reggae music THE WAILERS, will be continuing their US tour and are heading to Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel in Providence on April 7. The tour comes hot on the heels of last year’s smash-hit “Exodus Tour” that saw the band playing the classic 1977 album in its entirety to sold-out venues in 20 countries across the world. I WENT HUNGRY Campaign is a global music industry initiative started by the legendary reggae band to help eradicate hunger. The Wailers will be using the tour to bring more attention to their campaign www.iwenthungry.org , which donates unused funds from the band’s daily hospitality riders, directly to the United Nations’ World Food Program. The band decided to put their empathy into action upon learning that every 6 seconds a child dies of hunger, so they are enlisting their fellow musicians to go hungry by donating a portion of their tour catering to the I WENT HUNGRY campaign. To date over 650,000 people have been fed to date. Original member Aston “Familyman” Barrett, a revered innovator joined The Wailers in 1969, quickly becoming singer-songwriter Bob Marley’s right-hand man and musical director. On record and on stage, his inimitable style became an essential part of the Wailers’ sound. Following Marley’s death in 1981, “Fams” took the reins as the band’s leader, spearheading performances to adoring crowds the world over, as well as the band’s involvement with the fight against global hunger. “For decades The Wailers have been about spreading a positive message to our audience,” says Fams. “With the campaign, we want to spread that message beyond the audience – even if the people can’t feel it musically, they’ll feel it spiritually. Check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jSBW0BOPqM Formed in Jamaica in the late 1960s, The Wailers have gone on to become the most successful reggae band of all time, selling over 250 million albums, and playing live to an estimated 24 million people worldwide. The Wailers’ leader and musical director Familyman, helped forge the template for reggae with his booming, thunderous bass patterns and ever-so-tight turns. But more than just a bass player, Family Man also played a large part in arranging Marley’s songs and co-produced a number of the late icon’s albums. www.wailers.com www.myspace.com/wailers http://twitter.com/wailers The Wailers Tour Dates – 2010 April 6 Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT April 7 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, RI April 8 Keswick Theater, Glenside, PA April 9 LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH April 10 Appalachian State University, Boone, NC April 11 The Hat Factory, Richmond, VA April 14 Lincoln Theater, Raleigh, NC April 15 The Windjammer, Isle Of Palms, SC April 16 Wanee Festival, Live Oak, FL April 17 Crawfish Festival, Biloxi, MS May 27 The Filene Center, Vienna, VA w/ Michael Franti May 28 nTelos Wireless Pavilion w/ Michael Franti May 29 Pier Six Concert Pavilion, w/ Michael Franti June 1 & 2 FTC Stage One, Fairfield, CT June 3 Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA June 5 Chili Pepper and Brewers Fest, Snowmass Villiage, CO w/ George Clinton July 9 Hollywood Park, Inglewood, CA w/ George Clinton Publicity Contact: Versa Manos // GORGEOUS PR (323) 782-9000 versa@gorgeouspr.com

    Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel

    79 Washington Street
    Providence, RI 02903

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    Admission Info:

    $20 advance - $25 day of show

    General Day and Time Info:

    Doors 8:00pm - Show 9:30pm

    Phone: 401-331-5876

    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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