Future Roots pioneer John Brown’s Body is in the midst of a successful Fall tour in support of its latest release, Fireflies, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae chart. Their eleventh release mirrors the success of 2013’s Kings and Queens album and 2008’s Amplify, which also both debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Chart.
The band’s newest video, “Old John Brown,” radiates the energy of the group’s exciting live performances. JBB offers a glimpse of their lively performance at Grassroots Festival in Trumansburg, NY. “Old John Brown,” off the album Kings and Queens, is one of the stand out tracks John Brown’s Body plays live, highlighting a diverse set of new and classic songs.
Says the band, “‘Old John Brown’ is a tribute to the band’s namesake, John Brown, an American abolitionist who believed armed insurrection was the only way to overthrow the institution of slavery in the United States prior to the American Civil War. This song was written to bring awareness of his efforts standing up for justice in the face of such strong opposition.”
Watch the exciting premiere of “Old John Brown” below!
JBB is on tour now celebrating their fruitful two-decade career as one of the first national touring reggae acts, laying the foundation for other American reggae acts to grow from. After a short break in December, the dynamic 8-piece will hit the road again with a string of tour dates in early 2017 – reconfirming their title as one of the hardest working reggae bands in the business. Their latest album, Fireflies, is the perfect release to celebrate a fruitful 20-year career, encapsulating the evolution of the band while demonstrating that they are nowhere close to stopping.
Check out the band’s full tour schedule below, and find tickets and the new Fireflies album on the official JBB website.
Fall 2016 Dates:
10.20 | Washington, DC | Gypsy Sally’s
10.21 | Harrisburg, PA | Abbey Bar
10.22 | Rochester, NY | Flour City Station
11.10 | San Diego, CA | Music Box
11.11 | Santa Barbara, CA | SOhO
11.12 | Hermosa Beach, CA | Saint Rocke
11.13 | San Luis Obispo, CA | SLO Brew
11.16 | Sacramento, CA | Harlow’s
11.17 | Santa Cruz, CA | Catalyst Club
11.18 | Chico, CA | Lost On Main
11.19 | San Francisco, CA | Slim’s
12.2 | Syracuse, NY | The Westcott Theater
12.3 | Buffalo, NY | Iron Works
2017 Tour Dates:
1.21 | Ithaca, NY | The Haunt
1.26 | Burlington, VT | Higher Ground
1.27 | Portland, ME | Port City Music Hall
1.28 | Boston, MA | Paradise Rock Club
2.09 | Frisco, CO | Barkley Ballroom
2.10 | Denver, CO | Cervantes’ Other Side
2.11 | Boulder, CO | Fox Theater
2.13 | Salt Lake City, CO | State Room
2.14 | Jackson Hole, WY | Pink Garter Theater
2.15 | Missoula, MT | Top Hat Lounge
2.17 | Seattle, WA | Nectar
2.18 | Portland, WA | Doug Fir Lounge
[Photo via Pat Tellier]