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Reggae legends The Wailers are headlining The Nick Rayns LCR in Norwich

PUBLISHED: 16:07 26 November 2017 | UPDATED: 16:07 26 November 2017

The Wailers. Photo: Courtesy of UEA Box Office

The Wailers. Photo: Courtesy of UEA Box Office

Courtesy of UEA Box Office

Reggae legends The Wailers are back in Norwich early next year, headlining the Nick Rayns LCR at the UEA on Sunday March 11, 2018.

Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers’ guitarists Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, The Wailers will perform 14 dates across some of the UK’s major cities!

Bringing their revolutionary sound to fans around the world, the UK tour will see The Wailers play the iconic Legend album live on stage in its entirety, including its greatest hits Three Little Birds, I Shot the Sheriff, Jammin’, and many more.

From 1973 to 1980, Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded, toured, and performed before countless millions worldwide. Since 1981, Familyman and Junior have carried on the mission to “keep The Wailers together,” just as Bob requested, affirming: “By doing that, you keep me alive through the music.”

In tribute to the late co-founder and drummer Carlton “Carly” Barrett, The Wailers present Aston Barrett, Jr. on drums. It’s startling how this young powerhouse delivers with his uncle’s inspiring trademark style. Lead singer Joshua David Barrett is a Rastaman by lifestyle and culture. Josh delivers Bob’s powerful message of Jah love and unity through his performance and interaction with the audience. Also on stage are singers Shema McGregor, daughter of I Three Judy Mowatt, and Hassanah, a multi-cultural powerhouse; veteran Owen “Dreadie” Reid on guitar/bass, and “triple bubble king” Javaughn Bond on keyboards.

It’s sure to be a great night as reggae fans of all ages come together in Norwich to celebrate the wonderful music of The Wailers with powerful lyrics that still resonate in the 21st century.

Tickets for the Norwich gig, costing £23.50 are on sale now from the UEA Box Office. Tickets for the rest of their tour are available from their website,

March 2018 UK tour dates:

02 - O2 Academy in Newcastle

03 - O2 Academy in Leeds

04 - O2 ABC in Glasgow

06 - O2 Academy in Leicester

07 - O2 Academy in Liverpool

08 - O2 Academy in Sheffield

09 - Manchester Academy in Manchester

10 - O2 Institute in Birmingham

11 - The Nick Rayns LCR in Norwich

13 - Rock City in Nottingham

12 - O2 Academy in Bristol

15 - Tramshed in Cardiff

16 - O2 Academy in Bournemouth

17 - Indigo at the O2 in Greenwich, London

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