Stephen Marley Prepares Babylon by Bus Tour
Stephen Marley has announced the dates for his “Babylon by Bus” tour. Titled after Bob Marley and the Wailers’ 1978 live album, the shows will feature Stephen’s songs spanning his career spanning over 40 years alongside songs from his father’s catalog.
The 19-date US trek will begin August 26 at the Mateel Community Center in Redway, Calif., And end at Salvage Station in Asheville, NC on September 26. The race includes a Bob Marley tribute concert with Stephen’s brother Ziggy Marley to celebrate what would have been their father’s 76th birthday. The special show with the Marley brothers takes place on September 12 at the BeachLife Festival in Redondo Beach, California.
A portion of each upcoming tour ticket sale will benefit the Ghetto Youths Foundation, a non-profit organization created by Stephen, Damian and Julian Marley, which provides aid to communities in need.
Earlier in the year, Stephen closed Bob Marley’s 75th birthday celebrations with a live performance and celebrated his own with a 4/20 live concert.
Stephen Marley’s “Babylon by Bus” American Tour Dates
August 26 – Redway, CA @ Mateel Community Center
August 27 – Placerville, CA @ Dry Diggings Festival
August 28 – Monterey, CA @ Fairgrounds
August 29 – Rohnert Park, CA @ Somo
August 31 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
September 2 – Denver, CO @ Issue Thirty-Eight
September 4 – Vail, CO @ Gerald R Ford Amphitheater
September 5 – Aztec, NM @ Tico Time River
September 8 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
September 10 – Las Vegas, NV @ Event Lawn (Virgin Hotel)
September 11 – San Diego, CA @ PETCO Park In The Park
September 12 – Redondo Beach, CA @ BeachLife Festival
September 15 – Austin, Texas @ Haute Spot
September 16 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
September 17 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl
September 18 – Aurora, IL @The Piazza
September 21 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverfront Live
September 25 – Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
September 26 – Asheville, NC @ Salvage Station