first_imgWailing Souls to embark on North American tour Veteran roots-reggae group The Wailing Souls kick off their summer tour on June 6 with a date at Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, California.The ‘Souls’ — Lloyd ‘Bread’ McDonald and Winston ‘Pipe’ Matthews — will do twenty-four shows in nineteen states and the District of Columbia.The tour will be used to promote their latest album Island Girl which was recently released.Six of the upcoming shows will be in California where McDonald and Matthews lived for many years. The Wailing Souls, which formed in Trench Town in 1969, first toured the United States in 1981 when they were a quartet.Known for classic songs such as War, Bredda Gravalicious and Firehouse Rock, the Grammy-nominated Wailing Souls enjoyed their best recording period during the mid and late 1970s at Channel One studio in Kingston.The tour itinerary is:Tue June 6: Belly Up Tavern 143 S. Cedros Ave. Solana Beach, CAFri June 9: Tiki Bar 1700 Placentia Ave Costa Mesa, CASat June 10: Indian Cove Joshua Tree National Park. Joshua Tree, CASun June 11: The Catalyst 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CATue June 13: The Independent 628 Divisadero St San Francisco, CAWed June 14: Humboldt Brews 856 10th Street, Arcata, CAFri June 16: KTAOS 9 State Road 150, Taos, NMSat June 17: The State Room 638 S. State St. Salt Lake City, UTSun June 18: Spice Island 10 N Sierra Madre St Colorado Springs, COTue June 20: Fox Theatre, 1135 13th Street Boulder, COWed June 21: The Eldo. 215 Elk Ave. Crested Butte COThurs June 22: Brues Ale House 120 E Riverwalk, Pueblo, COFri June 23: Ophelia’s 1215 20th St. Denver, COSat June 24: Crossroads KC 417 E 18th ST, Kansas City, MOSun June 25: Wild Hare 2610 North Halsted. Chicago, ILWed June 28: The Cedar Cultural Center 416 Cedar Ave S. Minneapolis, MNThurs June 29: The Pyramid Scheme 68 Commerce Ave SW Grand Rapids, MISun July 2: Parlor Bar 200 Broadway. Newport, RITue July 4: Garcia’s 149 Westchester Ave. Port Chester, NYWed July 5: B.B. King Blues Club. 237 W 42nd St, New York, NYThurs July 6: Laguna Grill & Rum Bar 1400 Ocean Ave, Brigantine, NJFri July 7: The Howard Theatre 620 T St. NW Washington, DCSat July 8: The Royal Peacock 186 Auburn Ave NE Atlanta GASun July 9: Shakas Live 2014 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VAlast_img

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