JIMMY CLIFF ANNOUNCES “2013 MANY RIVERS CROSSED TOUR”
Cliff Touring to Major U.S. Cities in September for Intimate Performances, Telling the Stories Behind his Legendary Songs
Cliff’s ‘The KCRW Session’ to be Released Tomorrow
Los Angeles, California – June 24, 2013 – This September, reggae legend Jimmy Cliff will visit several U.S. cities, performing in intimate theater and club settings on his “2013 Many Rivers Crossed Tour.” The 17-date tour begins September 6 at the Interlocken Music Festival in Arrington, VA and continues to other cities including New York (Webster Hall), Los Angeles (Santa Monica Pier), San Francisco (The Fillmore), Chicago (Concord Music Hall), Boston (House Of Blues), Washington, DC (The Howard Theatre), and Seattle (Neptune), before concluding in Glenside, PA (Keswick Theatre) on September 29. Jimmy Cliff Community ticket pre-sales begin tomorrow and vary by market; general on-sales for all shows begin this Friday, June 28.
Join music icon Jimmy Cliff as he takes you through an evening of classic songs and the unforgettable stories behind them.
Says Jimmy Cliff, "With my recent GRAMMY® win and the 40th anniversary of The Harder They Come, I want to give fans something different, a rare and intimate look at Jimmy Cliff. Through the years, I've been blessed with memorable experiences that accompany the songs I've created and I am excited to share these stories on my ‘Many Rivers Crossed Tour’."
In addition to classics including “Wonderful World, Beautiful People,” “Many Rivers To Cross,” “I Can See Clearly Now,” “You Can Get It If You Really Want,” “The Harder They Come,” and “Breakout,” Cliff will perform songs from his acclaimed, GRAMMY®-winning (Best Reggae Album) 2012 album, REBIRTH.
In conjunction with the “Many Rivers Crossed Tour,” film distributor Syndctd Entertainment (www.syndctd-entertainment.com) and International Films Management will re-release the classic film The Harder They Come, starring Jimmy Cliff, as a special, one-night-only theatrical event across North America on September 5, 2013. This year marks the film’s 40th anniversary, and to commemorate the milestone, Syndctd has invited fans from around the world to participate in a theatrical poster redesign contest. Movie theatre and contest information can be found on the film's official website, www.thehardertheycome.com.
In addition, Jimmy Cliff and Talenthouse have teamed up to create a video contest for up and coming directors. Directors are invited to download green screen footage of Cliff performing his song, “Reggae Music,” and come up with their own vision for the video. The winning director will be rewarded with a five-day, all expenses paid trip to Jamaica courtesy of The Jamaican Tourist Board. For complete contest details and to enter, visit www.talenthouse.com.
REBIRTH paired Jimmy Cliff with the award-winning producer and punk legend Tim Armstrong, who produced the album, as well as Cliff’s 2011 “Sacred Fire” EP. Rolling Stone magazine hailed Cliff’s hotly anticipated return to form as his “best music in decades” and named REBIRTH one of 2012’s top albums. REBIRTH debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Reggae chart and held the top position for five weeks straight.
Last June, Cliff visited Los Angeles’ KCRW for a live acoustic performance of nine songs on the public radio station’s acclaimed program, “Morning Becomes Eclectic,” hosted by KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley. The recording of the live broadcast, titled The KCRW Session, will be released tomorrow (June 25) by Universal Music Enterprises.
Jimmy Cliff “2013 Many Rivers Crossed Tour”
06 Arrington, VA Interlocken Music Festival
08 Seattle, WA Neptune
09 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
10 Arcata, CA John Van Duzer Theatre
11 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
12 Santa Monica, CA Santa Monica Pier
13 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern
15 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
17 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
19 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
20 Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall
22 Columbia, MO Roots ‘N Blues ‘N BBQ Festival
24 Ridgefield, CT The Ridgefield Playhouse
25 Boston, MA House Of Blues
27 Washington, DC The Howard Theatre
28 New York, NY Webster Hall
29 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
* * *
Jennifer Ballantyne, Universal Music Enterprises: (310) 865-2350 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Keren Poznansky, Universal Music Enterprises: (310) 865-7797 / email@example.com