Ziggy Marley – Australian Tour 2012

Ziggy Marley

Wild and Free
 [Album out now]
Australian Tour Dates – April 2012

This is Roots – This is Rock – This is Reggae!!  – THIS IS ZIGGY MARLEY.

The five-time Grammy Award-winning musician, actor, artist, activist and humanitarian, ZIGGY MARLEY returns to Australia  after a five year absence. He’ll be featuring songs from his latest album, Wild and Free as well as all the favourites from his 3 other solo albums and those of the Melody Makers.

ZIGGY MARLEY, the son of the legendary Bob Marley is, to many, the embodiment of his father. It is almost eerie to see the similarity, and with his Roots-Rock-Reggae style, Ziggy is the keeper of the flame. A native of Kingston, Jamaica, ZIGGY MARLEY joined with his sisters Sharon and Cedella and brother Stephen to become Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers, allowing him to craft his own soulful sound which blends blues, R&B, hip-hop and roots reggae.

After two decades as the driving creative force behind The Melody Makers, ZIGGY MARLEY’s first solo tour came in Summer 2002. The following year saw the release of his debut solo album, Dragonfly, followed by 2006’s Grammy Award-winning  Love Is My Religion, Recently, ZIGGY MARLEY won his fifth Grammy Award, in the category “Best Musical Album for Children,” for Family Time, a 2009 collection of reggae-inflected, family-oriented songs, featuring family and friends including; Rita Marley, Cedella Marley, Judah Marley, Jack Johnson, Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Laurie Berkner, Elizabeth Mitchell and Jamie Lee Curtis.

ZIGGY MARLEY also continues to head Tuff Gong Worldwide, in honour of his father’s own music label Tuff Gong Records, and is Involved with a breadth of charities. ZIGGY MARLEY leads his own charity, URGE (Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment), a non-profit organisation that benefits efforts in Jamaica, Ethiopia and other developing nations.  The charity’s missions range from building new schools to operating health clinics to supporting charities like Mary’s Child, a centre for abused and neglected girls.

“It’s great to see the Marley crew returning to Australia. Ziggy is an excellent performer with a great live show, a tight band and beautiful songs that carry an important message.” Natalie Pa’apa’a, Ambassador, House of Marley.

Feel the love Australia!!

Ziggy Marley Tour Details

Sunday 8 April 2012, Metro Theatre, Sydney 

Tickets: www.metrotheatre.com.au //  02 9550 3666

Monday 9 April 2012,  Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Tickets: www.cornerhotel.com // 03 9427 9198

www.ziggymarley.com //   www.bluesfesttouring.com