Ziggy Marley1‘Fly Rasta’ the fifth studio album from six-time Grammy winner and Reggae icon Ziggy Marley is out NOW via Tuff Gong Worldwide.

Ziggy explains: “The main thing is not the title- where Ras Tafari fits into life, or where Christianity fits, or where Islam fits. Where does love fit? This is the question. Love is the fundamental thing in my life.” Check out this very interesting short film about the making of ‘Fly Rasta’.

Produced by Marley with additional production by Dave Cooley (J Dilla, Silversun Pickups), ‘Fly Rasta’ features ten new splendid tracks including the album’s infectious opening number “I Don’t Wanna Live On Mars,”, “Moving Forward” featuring Ian “Beezy” Coleman and the uplifting lead single “Fly Rasta” which includes The Melody Makers’ Cedella Marley, Sharon Marley and Rica Newell. Ziggy Marley2
Dates: City: Venue:
4/8 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
4/11 Live Oak, FL Wanee Festival
4/12 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Tortuga Festival
4/27 New York, NY SOBS
5/22 Santa Ynez, CA Chumas Casino
5/23 Brooks, CA Cache Creek Casino
5/24 Monterey, CA California Roots Festival
5/25 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay
6/14 Toronto, ON Luminato Festival
6/15 Montreal, QC Olympia Theater
6/17 Rutland, VT Paramount Theater
6/19 Lowell, MA Boarding House Park
6/21 Hyannis, MA Cape Code Melody Tent
6/22 Dover, DE Firefly Festival
6/24 Pittsburgh, PA Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
6/25 Lewiston, NY Artpark (with Steel Pulse)
6/27 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
6/28 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theater
6/29 Chicago, IL Vic Theater
7/2 Grand Rapids, MI Meijer Gardens Amp.
7/3 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
7/4 Des Moines, IA Western Gateway Park
7/5 Sioux City, IA Grandview Park
7/19 Orange County, CA OC County Fair
7/25 Floyd, VA Floydfest
7/26 Silver Spring, MD Fillmore
7/31 Jim Thorpe, PA Penn’s Peak
8/1 New York, NY Irving Plaza
8/2 Westhampton Beach, NY Westhampton Beach Performing Arts
8/3 Bridgeport, CT Gathering of the Vibes
8/7 Detroit, MI Motor City Casino
8/9 Bayfield, WI Lake Superior Big Top
8/12 Apple Valley, MN Weesner Amphitheater
8/13 Kansas City, MO Crossroads
8/15 Jackson, MS Jackson R+B Festival
8/19 Denver, CO Ogden Theater
8/24 Seattle, WA Seattle Zoo
8/28 Boulder, CO Chautauqua Auditorium
8/29 Snowmass, CO JAS Festival


Photos by Brian Jahn / Roxanne Haynes