British Reggae Pioneers Misty In Roots to Launch 2011 UK Tour

Misty in Roots
The legendary reggae band Misty in Roots has announced a 10 date UK tour featuring the pioneers of UK Reggae Music.

With a career spanning four decades, Misty in Roots are one of England’s finest Roots Reggae groups. Along with Steel Pulse and Aswad, the band were one of the most powerful live Reggae acts to emerge from 1970s London; noted for their powerful roots reggae sound and uncompromising lyrical vibrations.

They became the major force in Rock Against Racism, pioneering the Reggae / Punk / New Wave crossover and playing more concerts than any other band in the movement. This opened up a whole new audience for the band who quickly developed a very strong cross over following, playing with acts such as Tom Robinson and Elvis Costello amongst others.

Recently overlooked by the BBC in their ‘Reggae Britannia‘ documentary, Misty In Roots’s contribution to the British Reggae legacy is indisputable, through their reaching out to new audiences in the 1970s with their unique PA and Sound System, they took Reggae to a whole new audience, defining the very sound that we associate with Reggae music today along the way.

The tour kicks off on 30th September at The Picket in Liverpool.

‘Respect Due’ Tour – Tour Dates & Box Office:

Friday 30 September
Liverpool
The Picket
t: 0844 477 100
w: ticketweb.co.uk

Saturday 1 October
North Wales
Ffestiniog Cell
t: 01766 832 001
w: cellb.org

Sunday 2 October
Newcastle
Cluny
t: 01912 304 478
w: thecluny.com

Friday 7 October
Glasgow
African & Caribbean Centre
t: 07758 253 823
w: ents24.com

Saturday 8 October
Leeds
Wardrobe
t: 01133 838 800
w: thewardrobe.co.uk

Friday 14 October
Bristol
Fiddlers Club
t: 08444 771 000
w: ticketweb.co.uk

Friday 21 October
Kendal
Brewery Arts Centre
t:01539 725133
w:breweryarts.co.ukk

Saturday 22 October
Manchester
Band on the Wall
t: 0845 2 500 500
w:bandonthewall.org

Friday 28 October
Exeter
Phoenix Arts Centre
t: 01392 667 080
w:exeterphoenix.org.uk

Saturday 29 October
London
Rich Mix
t: 0207 613 7498
w: richmix.org.uk

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