Skip Marley has just announced his first US headline tour alongside the release of the Let’s Take It Higher documentary. The “Change” tour will kick off on March 20th in Tampa, Florida, and will make stops in New York, Atlanta, Chicago, and more before concluding in West Hollywood, California on April 27th. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 4th; for ticket information, go to http://www.skipmarley.com/tour.
To kick off Bob Marley’s 77th birthday alongside Reggae Month, the Let’s Take It Higher documentary is being featured for free until February 7th only on TIDAL. (Click HERE to watch.) The film, which features H.E.R, Rick Ross, D Smoke, Damian Marley, Cedella Marley, Marcia Griffiths, and Inner Circle, is being highlighted on TIDAL’s homepage along with specially curated playlists including Skip’s guest playlist, a Skip essentials playlist, and fresh new Marley playlists to celebrate Bob’s birthday. (Check it out HERE.) Let’s Take It Higher is currently the #1 video on TIDAL globally. BET also included the film in their Black History Month films to watch feature.
Let’s Take it Higher was produced by Boomshots, the official reggae and dancehall platform of Complex Media Networks; and by Rob Kenner, whose book The Marathon Don’t Stop: The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle was published the same day that Let’s Take it Higher premiered. The film was directed by Reshma B, who produced the acclaimed reggae documentary Studio 17: The Lost Reggae Tapes.
ABOUT SKIP MARLEY:
In spring 2020, “Slow Down,” with over 170 million global streams, became the quickest and biggest-streaming song in Marley family history, and elevated Skip to over 380 million total global artist streams. It was the first time a Jamaican-born artist reached the #1 spot on the Billboard Adult R&B chart. At the same time, Skip became the first Jamaican-born artist inside the Top 15 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart in nearly a decade and a half (since Sean Paul and Keyshia Cole in 2006 with “When You Gonna Give It Up to Me”). The track spent 3 weeks at #1 at R&B Radio. Over the course of 2020, amazing chemistry radiated between Skip and two-time Grammy©-winner H.E.R. performing “Slow Down” live together. The song’s television debut on Fallon and show-stopping performance at the NAACP Image Awards (where he was nominated for “Outstanding New Artist”) both took place in February, followed in June by the ABC Good Morning America Summer Concert Series session. At the same time, Skip won critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, Fader, Hypebeast, Vibe, Billboard, Complex, Essence, Teen Vogue, and others. Skip was also nominated for two Soul Train Music Awards, an NAACP Image award, and Best New Artist at the iHeart Music Awards.
With the recent release of “Vibe” ft. Popcaan, new music on the way, and the upcoming tour, the best is yet to come for Skip Marley in 2022.
“Change” Tour Dates
March 20 Tampa, FL Raymond James Stadium
March 24 Cambridge, MA The Middle East Downstairs
March 26 Cleveland, OH House of Blues Cambridge Room
March 27 Toronto, ON The Axis Club
March 28 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
March 30 Philadelphia, PA The Foundry at The Fillmore
April 1 Washington DC Songbyrd Music House and Record Café
April 2 Charlotte, NC The Underground
April 5 Atlanta, GA The Loft
April 7 Fort Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
April 8 Jacksonville, FL Underbelly
April 12 Detroit, MI El Club
April 15 Saint Paul, MN Turf Club
April 16 Swisher, IA Dancemor Ballroom
April 19 Houston, TX House of Blues Bronze Peacock
April 20 Austin, TX Scoot Inn
April 21 Dallas, TX House of Blues Cambridge Room
April 23 Denver, CO Cervantes’ Other Side
April 26 Tempe, AZ Aura
April 27 West Hollywood, CA The Roxy
Photo Credit: Oleg Sharov