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THE SLACKERS reveal UK tour dates

US ska band THE SLACKERS has announced a run of live shows around the UK this summer.

Dates so far for the ‘Jamaican Rock N Roll’ group include:


Top ska acts added to Rebellion Festival

Ska bands THE SLACKERS, POPES OF CHILLITOWN and SLAGERIJ are among the latest acts revealed to perform at Blackpool’s Rebellion Festival next year.

The big event takes place on 4-7 August 2016 at Blackpool Winter Gardens in Lancashire.

Tickets are priced at £145 and day tickets will be available at a later date.


THE SLACKERS add London show to tour

New York ska band THE SLACKERS have added a show in London to their summer UK tour.

The Jamaican rock n roll group will play the following gigs:


THE SLACKERS add Bristol show to tour

New York ska collective THE SLACKERS have added a gig in Bristol to their upcoming tour of the UK.

The ‘Jamaican rock n roll’ band will now play the following dates:


THE SLACKERS add Brighton date to tour

New York ‘Jamaican rock n roll’ band THE SLACKERS will perform in Brighton this year as part of a tour of the UK.

The itinerary now includes the following dates:


THE SLACKERS add more dates to UK tour

New York’s THE SLACKERS have added new shows in Leeds and Newcastle to their upcoming tour of the UK.

The top ska/jazz band will play the following shows this September:


THE SLACKERS line up UK show in September

New York ska band THE SLACKERS will perform at The Maze in Nottingham this coming September.

The show takes place on 8 September and tickets are priced at £12 in advance.

Back in 2012 the ‘Jamaican rock n roll’ band out an album of covers called The Radio on the Moanin' label.


THE SLACKERS line up short UK tour

New York ska group THE SLACKERS will be in the UK this summer for a short run of shows taking in London, Bristol, Nottingham, Newcastle and Southend.

The shows take place in early July and include:


THE SLACKERS line up show in Bristol

New York ‘Jamaican rock 'n roll’ band THE SLACKERS have announced the details of a show in Bristol this coming July.

The gig takes place on 11 July at The Fleece with tickets priced at £12.50.


THE SLACKERS get ready for UK tour

New York ska and reggae group THE SLACKERS will be in the UK next week for a short tour taking in six live shows.

THE SLACKERS' sound is ‘Jamaican rock 'n roll’; while they have been influenced, and even personally taught by Jamaican ska and reggae originators, the band sees its music through an American lens.

The band is equally appreciative of old blues, jazz, 1960s soul and RnB as it is of reggae, rocksteady, dub and ska.

The UK shows include:



The London International Ska Festival has teamed up with the Specialized charity project and will be donating £10 from every four-day festival ticket sold this month.

Last year THE SPECIALS-inspired charity project raised more than £25,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.


THE SLACKERS announce O2 Academy Islington show

New York City ska and reggae band THE SLACKERS have lined up a big show in November at the O2 Academy Islington, London.

Tickets for the gig, which takes place on 1 November, go on sale from 20 February at 9am.


Rhythm Festivals scrapped: 'glitches and domino effect' blamed

The UK’s Rhythm Festivals 2012 has been cancelled after a whole series of glitches and the domino effect put a stop to the show going ahead.

The three-pronged festival was due to be held over the August bank holiday weekend (24-26 August) at Mansion House near Biggleswade in Bedfordshire.

Rhythm Festivals was set to offer a line-up of Rhythm Folk, Rhythm Blues, and Rhythm Roots plus comedy and fringe events.


More summer UK tour dates for THE SLACKERS

New York ska/reggae band THE SLACKERS have announced a sting of 10 UK tour dates next month as part of the ‘Strike Back Tour 2012’.

The upcoming tour includes the following UK dates:


Q&A session with THE SLACKERS: Marcus Geard caught up with SLACKERS bass player Marcus Geard on the UK leg of their European tour for a chat about middle-aged men dancing at shows, old Jamaican music and helping skinheads connect with their emotional sides.

Speaking just hours before the New York ska/reggae band’s show at The Fleece on 14 April, Geard said he knew he was in Bristol when he woke up and heard seagulls... 


THE SLACKERS live in Bristol: fan-filmed footage available

New York ska band THE SLACKERS performed live to a packed house at the Fleece on Saturday night (14 April).

Here’s a fan-filmed video clip of the song “Rider” from the show:

Remaining dates on the UK tour include:


Top reggae acts added to UK festival: Rhythm Festivals 2012

A strong selection of reggae artists and bands are among the first acts to be confirmed for next summer's Rhythm Festivals.

Some of the early announced acts include: