Legendary reggae group, The Wailers, stop at Vancouver’s The Commodore Ballroom on March 12, 2016 for a high-energy show of the roots rock reggae sounds they pioneered as the former band to the late Bob Marley. Together, they have sold over 250 million albums and have played to an estimated 24 million people across the globe.
Reggae music has never stopped evolving but for millions of people from around the world it’s still defined by the songs of Bob Marley and the Wailers. It’s been their heartbeat rhythms that have inspired so much of what’s followed since, as evidenced by the enduring popularity of the “one-drop” reggae sound. In keeping with the band’s tradition of touring with album themes, the Wailers have been performing entire sets devoted to songs from the specific albums, Exodus, Uprising, Survival, and Legend, the best-selling reggae album of all-time, with over 30 million copies sold worldwide.
Outside of their groundbreaking work with Marley, the Wailers have also played or performed with international acts like Sting, the Fugees, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, and Alpha Blondy, as well as reggae icons such as Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, and Burning Spear. Now well into their fifth decade, The Wailers truly are living legends.