Reggae juggernauts Rebelution returns to the Amphitheatre for a two-night stop with their “Good Vibes Summer Tour” with special guests Protoje and Collie Buddz. They’ll be performing on Wednesday, August 14 and Thursday, August 15, 2019.
Fourteen years into an effervescent career, Rebelution remains abundantly creative. Members singer/guitarist/lyricist Eric Rachmany, keyboardist Rory Carey, drummer Wesley Finley, and bassist Marley D. Williams are as focused and committed as they are easygoing and laid-back. They haven’t lost a step since “Falling Into Place”, their 2016 studio album, became the band’s fourth release to top the Billboard reggae chart, earning them their first ever Grammy nomination in the category of Best Reggae Album. Ever expanding and reaching wider audiences, the Rebelution phenomenon continues to spread good vibes on tour, and in the studio.
While still rooted in the Jamaican inspiration that Rebelution’s songs and sounds have always paid homage to, “Free Rein”, their sixth studio album, takes experimental leaps and new adventures too, welcoming old fans and new audiences alike. The musicians collaborated with Jamaican artists on three of the 12 new tracks. Don Corleon (Sean Paul, Rihanna) produced “Rise On Top”, a pointed reflection on celebrity and ambition; and Winta James, producer for Damian Marley and Chronixx, worked with the band on “Settle Down Easy” and “City Life”, two songs that reflect a more confessional perspective. “Celebrate”, the new album’s opening track, nods to the classic Rebelution sound. It has special meaning for the band too. In their long months on the road, they’ve met fans with health struggles who’ve said that their music has helped them get through tough times. An energizing shout-out to one and all, the song celebrates the oneness of artist and audience.
Doors 5:00pm / Show 6:00pm
Visit the St. Augustine Amphitheatre website for additional information and to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at their box office and at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall box office.