Hasidic reggae artist Matisyahu will take his spiritually-filled music on the road in September for a two-week tour of the U.S.
The outing follows a handful of August dates opening for Trey Anastasio. That pairing brought Matisyahu full-circle–he once spent a year following Phish on the road while trying to find his place in the world.
According to his label biography, the former Matthew Miller’s spiritual curiosity was initially piqued following a camping trip in Colorado, where he had the opportunity to take an introspective look at himself and contemplate his environment. He then set off on his first trip to Israel, where his dormant Jewish identity began to flourish.
Today, his hippie roots, his early musical wanderlust and his Hassidic Judaism create the foundation for his reggae/hip-hop band, which includes Jonah David on drums, Aaron
Dugan on guitar and Josh Werner on bass.
Matisyahu’s fall 2005 tour gets underway Sept. 8 at Webster Hall in New York. He then heads west for a run of dates in Washington, Oregon, California and Arizona.
He is touring in support of the re-release of his Epic/Or Music/Jdub album “Live at Stubb’s.” He is also busy preparing a new studio album, due out later this year.
8 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
19 – Seattle, WA – Showbox
20 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theatre
21 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
22 – West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
24 – San Diego, CA – Belly Up Tavern
25 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
26 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
27 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
28 – Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone
29 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
1 – Bloomington, IN – Bluebird Nightclub