Following up on the Easy Star All-Stars’ hugely successful reggae tribute albums Dub Side of the Moon (2003), Radiodread (2006) and Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band (2009) comes the New York-based Reggae Tribute Super-group’s adaptation of the greatest selling record of all time – Michael Jackson’s Thriller. They play The Brook in Southampton on November 11th.
Easy Star’s Thrillah will be released in the UK on August 27th, 2012. A 16 date UK tour has been confirmed for November 2012, which coincides with the 30th Anniversary of the original album’s release. The band’s live show is legendary, and having performed at Glastonbury Festival 2009 on 3 days across 3 stages (including the Pyramid Stage), was nominated for a UK Festival Award.
Easy Star’s Thrillah brings back several of the reggae stars from previous albums, such as vocalists Michael Rose (Black Uhuru), Steel Pulse, Luciano, Mojo Morgan (Morgan Heritage), alongside the diverse roster of guests, including Yossi Fine (David Bowie, Lou Reed, Stanley Jordan), Joe Tomino (Dub Trio/Matisyahu), Andy Farag (Umphrey’s McGee), and horn tracks courtesy of Israel’s highly-acclaimed funk/hip-hop band Hadag Nachash.
The album will be preceded by a digital release of the Billie Jean EP on July 10th, which includes two album tracks, along with non-album remixes and a dub version.
EASY STAR ALL-STARS – ‘EASY STAR’S THRILLAH’ UK TOUR
Thu 1 READING Sub89 www.sub89.com
Fri 2 MANCHESTER Band on the Wall bandonthewall.org
Sat 3 KENDAL Brewery Arts Centre www.breweryarts.co.uk
Sun 4 NEW BRIGHTON Floral Pavilion www.floralpavilion.com
Tue 6 NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms www.rescuerooms.com
Wed 7 YORK The Duchess theduchessyork.co.uk
Thu 8 BILSTON The Robin 2 www.therobin.co.uk
Fri 9 FALMOUTH Princess Pavilion www.carrickleisureservices.org.uk
Sat 10 EXETER Phoenix www.exeterphoenix.org.uk
Sun 11 SOUTHAMPTON The Brook www.the-brook.com
Tue 13 BRISTOL Fleece www.thefleece.co.uk
Wed 14 LEEDS University www.leedstickets.com
Thu 15 LONDON Garage venues.meanfiddler.com/the-garage
Fri 16 BRIGHTON Concorde 2 www.concorde2.co.uk
Sat 17 FOLKESTONE Quarterhouse www.quarterhouse.co.uk
Sun 18 NORWICH Waterfront www.waterfrontnorwich.com