In the mid of their successful US tour supporting their top charting 5th studio album LEGACY, New Zealand’s Kiwi roots reggae ambassadors KATCHAFIRE have announced the 2018 Legacy Love Today Tour. Upon the announcements on several festival line-ups around Australia including The Gulf Country Frontier Days Festival in Burketown QLD in August, Island Vibes Festival on Stradbroke Island in October, and The Pleasure Garden in St Kilda in December; the band revealed their dates around the country throughout October and November .Tickets went on sale 9am Friday 6th July.
Since hitting number 1 on Reggae Album Charts within hours of it’s release in both New Zealand and USA and an impressive 3 position on the Billboard Reggae charts, LEGACY album has also made an impact on mainstream/pop iTunes charts around the world including: #1 in New Zealand, #8 in Poland, #24 in Australia, #56 in Lichtenstein and Ivory Coast, #57 in USA, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Maldives, Myanmar, Palestine and Libyan Arab Jamahiriya!
On June 9th, the band popped into Hawaii for a surprise performance at the Island Music Awards where they were also finalist nominees for Group Of The Year, ahead of their 33 date tour of mainland USA which kicked off on June 13.
Tour dates in UK/Europe in 2019 will be announced soon.
With international rave reviews, the exciting and fresh LEGACY album boasts messages of love, hope, togetherness, and family; with the 12 songs on this album being recorded in numerous studios around the world from New Zealand and Australia to LA and Hawaii to Jamaica, featuring collaborations with some of reggae’s finest; with the cover art featuring Hawaiian artist Herb Kane’s “War Canoes Of The New Zealand Maori”.
Recent line-up changes have added new fuel to the ‘Fire and the first three singles from the ‘LEGACY’ album – ‘Addicted’, ‘Way Beyond’ & ‘Love Today’ – have been picking up airplay on roots reggae radio and added to playlists around the world with ‘Love Today’ hitting the Top 20 on the Global Reggae Chart.
There is no stopping the ‘Fire!!
“the musicianship and stunning playing on this album are so superb. Years of touring have pushed this band beyond a simple party crew elevating them to the highest level. Every song on this album is an instant classic. This band is and will continue to be revered taonga.”
13thFloor.co.nz (New Zealand)
“With Legacy, Katchafire continue their conscious journey through space and time, adding their very own flavour to the universe of Reggae music. Their growing popularity both home and abroad will ensure that their feel-good-vibe is available to many concert- and festival-visitors around the world. You better catch this fire!“
“And as I sit here with my Bose headphones wrapped around my head there’s a party going off between my ears as this amazing band from “The Land Of The Great White Cloud” rocks steady and I wonder if the majestic islands nick-name refers to a weather occurrence or the fact they must have some realy irie Kaya down under.”
Eastern Surf Magazine (USA)
“The all NZ group of reggae rockers have an authentic reggae sound unlike anything I have heard in modern music. What I love about the fifth KATCHAFIRE album LEGACY is that whilst sticking heavily to their reggae roots, they seamlessly blend genres of RnB, Jazz, Pop-rock, Big-Band, disco, funk and Soul throughout the 12-tracks”.
“On LEGACY, Katchafire manages to combine a wealth of influences into something unexpectedly singular, making the album a wonderful discovery, while challenging expectations within the songs themselves, which will impress longtime fans or first-time listeners.”
“On Legacy, Katchafire tapped into their expansive musical network of family and friends to create an album that is both classic and progressive.”
KATCHAFIRE 2018 LEGACY LOVE TODAY TOUR DATES:
www.facebook.com/ Katchafireband/EventsSUNDAY 19 AUGUST – Gulf Country Frontier Days Festival, Gregory Downs QLDTHU 18 OCT – Prince of Wales Hotel, St Kilda VIC
FRI 19 OCT – Chelsea Heights Hotel VIC
SAT 20 OCT – Plaza Tavern, Hoppers Crossing VIC
SUN 21 OCT – The Backroom @ Chardons Corner, Brisbane QLDTHURSDAY 25 OCTOBER – Beach Hotel, Byron Bay NSW
FRIDAY 26 OCTOBER – NightQuarter, Gold Coast QLD
SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER – Kingscliff Beach Hotel NSW
SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER – Island Vibes Festival, Stradbroke Island QLD
THU 1 NOV – Solbar, Maroochydore QLD
FRI 2 NOV – The Ville, Townsville QLD
SAT 3 NOV – FNQld
SUN 4 NOV – The Jack, Cairns QLD
THURSDAY 8 NOVEMBER – The Basement, Canberra ACT
FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER – Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW
SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER – Narrabeen RSL NSW
SUNDAY 11 NOVEMBER – Rooty Hill RSL NSW
WEDNESDAY 14 NOVEMBER – Prince Of Wales Hotel, Bunbury WA
THURSDAY 15 NOVEMBER – The River, Margaret River WA
FRIDAY 16 NOVEMBER – Northshore Tavern, Hillarys WA
SATURDAY 17 NOVEMBER – Port Beach Garden Bar, Fremantle WA
SUNDAY 18 NOVEMBER – Rosemount Hotel, Perth WA
SATURDAY 8 DECEMBER – The Pleasure Garden, St Kilda VIC
More dates to be announced soon…