Based out of France, Dub Inc is a 7-piece reggae group that started in 1998 out of High School. They last came to the U.S. in 2011 when they toured the East Coast. Now they’re returning in 2022 to hit the west coast alongside Hawaii’s own, Mike Love.
With over 22 years together the band has impressively stayed intact. Based in Saint-Etienne, France the band is comprised of: Hakim “Bouchkour” Meridja (Singer), Aurélien “Komlan” Zohou (Singer), Jérémie Gregeois (Guitar), Grégory “Zigo” Mavridorakis (Drums), Frédéric Peyron (Keyboard), Idir Derdiche (Keyboard), Moritz Von Korff (Bass), and Benjamin Jouve (Sound engineer).
With their largest audiences in Europe, Africa and Latin America, Dub Inc is an international sensation selling out concert halls and headline festivals. They typically perform for audiences in the tens of thousands all over the world and are looking forward to growing the U.S. fan base. The idea of the U.S. tour first came about with their collaboration with the renowned band Stick Figure.
Dub Inc had invited Stick Figure to join them on a European tour. The fantastic pairing yielded an amazing line-up which won the hearts of fans and critics alike. It was there that the U.S. tour was seeded, Stick Figure invited Dub Inc to come to his home state California and beyond for a West Coast run. Once connected with Stick Figure’s team at Ineffable Music Group, the plan for their US return was laid.
Thomas Cussins, head of Ineffable comments: “Dub Inc is one of the greatest reggae bands in the world. Their incredibly tight sound is captivating, regardless of language there is no barrier to enjoyment and the beats are sure to keep everyone dancing. I am looking forward to seeing Dub Inc take over in the U.S. and I will certainly be at many shows to enjoy the music!”
Watch: Dub Inc – Resist And Fight (Cali Roots Riddim 2020)
With a catalog of over 9 records, three of which went Gold, and a handful of riddims, fans will be captivated and moved by Dub Inc’s range. Most recently the band released “Resist and Fight” riddim produced by Collie Buddz that appeared on Cali Roots Riddim 2020, and also their 2019 critically acclaimed political album Millions.
Reflecting on their journey the band commented, “We’re really happy to go on this tour, it’s a dream come true. We’ve been waiting for it since 2020 (it was postponed twice). We’re particularly excited because we love to surprise people with our performances and having new audiences discover our music. It’s a real pleasure to go back to the basics and to have to win over an audience that doesn’t know us.”
Full list of dates & links can be found below.
Article By: Mike Patti