Earlier this month, Matisyahu released his fifth studio album, Akeda. Now, the artist has announced an extensive tour playing over 40 shows in support of the new record.
For Akeda, released on Akeda Records with Elm City Music, Matisyahu has admittedly kept the production in-house, recording in Brooklyn, using the talents of Studio G’s Joel Hamilton (Pretty Lights, Dub Trio) and allowing Stu Brooks to step up as producers. The album features 15 total tracks with guest appearances by Collie Buddz and Zion-I.
Said to be a more organic fusion of sounds and styles, the album has a traditional live, analog feel as well as featuring more modern electronic elements. As Matisyahu explains, “the vocal and musical styles are drawn from many places in order to create my current sound, which cannot be categorized very easily.” Read more about Akeda here.
Known for his innovative blend of Reggae, Rock & Hip-Hop, Matisyahu has garnered critical mainstream acclaim and established an extensive fan base. Over the past several years, Matisyahu has delivered to those fans, supporting his expanding discography with energetic live shows backed by the extremely talented Dub Trio.
This summer and well into fall, that quartet will once again take their show across the nation. In July, Matisyahu will make several festival appearances including stops at The South Park Music Festival in Colorado, Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Serendipity Fest in Indiana, Reggae Rise-Up Festival in Salt Lake City and even the Jarocin Festival In Poland.
August kicks off with a spot in Philadelphia at Reggae On The Park on the 3rd, before two more international shows in Russia and Portugal. The month ends on a west coast run with Ozomatil and a spot in Santa Ynez, CA at the Lookout Music Festival.
In Mid-September, Matisyahu picks back up with a headlining performance at the 2nd annual California Roots: Carolina Session before heading out on an extensive tour. Through mid-November the tour will circle the nation playing over 40 shows on the Built To Survive Tour. On this run, supporting Matisyahu will be California’s Radical Something and their unique brand of hip hop, reggae, and soul. The band is currently supporting the May release of their new album Ride It Out.
For more about these bands their music and details about their tour dates, including ticket information, check out the information below.
WATCH: Matisyahu – “Surrender”
WATCH: Radical Something – “Pure”