THE SLACKERS

 

BIO


Those hard working purveyors of ‚Jamaican RocknRoll‘ known as The Slackers, have been in existence for a quarter of a century now. This band, which started out rehearsing in a dingy basement on the lower east side, has gone on to become a legendary touring group and has been playing over a 100 concerts a year since 1997.Those hard working purveyors of ‚Jamaican RocknRoll‘ known as The Slackers, have been in existence for a quarter of a century now. This band, which started out rehearsing in a dingy basement on the lower east side, has gone on to become a legendary touring group and has been playing over a 100 concerts a year since 1997.

As of 2015, the Slackers have played in 46 American states, 7 Canadian Provinces, 23 European Countries, 5 Latin American nations, and 2 Asian countries. In the last 2 years, they have played everything from festivals like Punk Rock Bowling and Fest, to midsize concert halls like the S036 (Berlin)or Underworld (London), plus a bunch of bar gigs and even a few intimate private parties thrown in for good measure!

Beginning in New York City in 1991, The Slackers have developed their signature sound that mixes together Jamaican Reggae and Ska rhythms with Anglo-American RnB, Blues, and Garage Rock. Bandleader, Vic Ruggiero, coined this blend as ‚Jamaican RocknRoll‘, to describe a sound similar to what the Rolling Stones would have sounded like if they grew up on as much Bob Marley and the Skatalites as they did Howling Wolf and Bo Diddley.

The Slackers will be starting their 25th anniversary celebration with a new album simply self titled, ‚The Slackers.‘ If Jamaican RocknRoll is the Slackers trademark sound, this new album might be know as ‚Psychedelic Jamaican Rock N Roll.‘ The influences of ‚Pet Sounds era‘ Beach Boys, ‚Sgt Pepper era‘ Beatles and other 60s rockers are prominent in the blend.

‚The Slackers‘ release date is Feb 19th, 2016. It is being released independently on their own Special Potato label after a successful crowdfunding campaign on www.bigtun.es. The album is being co-distributed in the United States by Rare Breed Records, in Europe by Brain Lab Groove, and in Japan by Just A Record. It will also be available online on Spotify and Pandora.

Over the course of the year, the band will continue the celebration by doing rotating blocks of tunes from all 15 of their original albums in their live sets and developing special theme shows. They will also be taking part in Floggin Molly’s Salty Dog Cruise, The Rebellion Festival, and the Boomtown Festival.

They are currently planning on being in Europe through the months of October and November and have booked gigs in the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, and Ireland.

As of 2015, the Slackers have played in 46 American states, 7 Canadian Provinces, 23 European Countries, 5 Latin American nations, and 2 Asian countries. In the last 2 years, they have played everything from festivals like Punk Rock Bowling and Fest, to midsize concert halls like the S036 (Berlin)or Underworld (London), plus a bunch of bar gigs and even a few intimate private parties thrown in for good measure!

Beginning in New York City in 1991, The Slackers have developed their signature sound that mixes together Jamaican Reggae and Ska rhythms with Anglo-American RnB, Blues, and Garage Rock. Bandleader, Vic Ruggiero, coined this blend as ‚Jamaican RocknRoll‘, to describe a sound similar to what the Rolling Stones would have sounded like if they grew up on as much Bob Marley and the Skatalites as they did Howling Wolf and Bo Diddley.

The Slackers will be starting their 25th anniversary celebration with a new album simply self titled, ‚The Slackers.‘ If Jamaican RocknRoll is the Slackers trademark sound, this new album might be know as ‚Psychedelic Jamaican Rock N Roll.‘ The influences of ‚Pet Sounds era‘ Beach Boys, ‚Sgt Pepper era‘ Beatles and other 60s rockers are prominent in the blend.

‚The Slackers‘ release date is Feb 19th, 2016. It is being released independently on their own Special Potato label after a successful crowdfunding campaign on www.bigtun.es. The album is being co-distributed in the United States by Rare Breed Records, in Europe by Brain Lab Groove, and in Japan by Just A Record. It will also be available online on Spotify and Pandora.

Over the course of the year, the band will continue the celebration by doing rotating blocks of tunes from all 15 of their original albums in their live sets and developing special theme shows. They will also be taking part in Floggin Molly’s Salty Dog Cruise, The Rebellion Festival, and the Boomtown Festival.

They are currently planning on being in Europe through the months of October and November and have booked gigs in the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, and Ireland.

www.theslackers.com

 

VIDEO


SHOWS


Datum Stadt Location Land
Tour: „Red Light Reissued“ Tour 2017
11/10/17 Eindhoven Effenaar Netherlands
Zeit: 21:00. Adresse: Dommelstraat 2. Location Telefonnummer: +31 40 239 3666. Related post.
12/10/17 Norwich Waterfront United Kingdom
Zeit: 21:00. Adresse: 139-141 King St. Location Telefonnummer: +44 1603 632717. Related post.
13/10/17 Newcastle upon Tyne Think Tank! United Kingdom
Zeit: 21:00. Adresse: Bio Science Centre Times Square, Scotswood Rd. Related post.
14/10/17 Northwich Salty Dog United Kingdom
Zeit: 21:00. Related post.
15/10/17 Belfast The Belfast Empire United Kingdom
Zeit: 21:00. Adresse: 42 Botanic Ave. Location Telefonnummer: +44 28 9024 9276. Related post.
16/10/17 Glasgow Audio United Kingdom
Zeit: 21:00. Adresse: 14 Midland St. Related post.
17/10/17 Leeds The Brudenell Social Club United Kingdom
Zeit: 21:00. Adresse: 33 Queen’s Rd. Location Telefonnummer: +44 113 275 2411. Related post.
18/10/17 London The Underworld United Kingdom
Zeit: 21:00. Adresse: 174 Camden High St. Location Telefonnummer: +44 20 7267 3939. „RedLight“ Album Show Related post.
19/10/17 London The Underworld United Kingdom
Zeit: 21:00. Adresse: 174 Camden High St. Location Telefonnummer: +44 20 7267 3939. „Peculiar“ Album Show Related post.
20/10/17 Haarlem Patronaat Netherlands
Zeit: 21:00. Adresse: Zijlsingel 2. Location Telefonnummer: +31 23 517 5850. Related post.
21/10/17 Bremen Lagerhaus Germany
Zeit: 21:00. Adresse: Schildstraße 12-19. Location Telefonnummer: +49 421 702168. Related post. Buy Tickets
22/10/17 Hamburg Hafenklang Germany
Zeit: 21:00. Adresse: Große Elbstraße 84. Location Telefonnummer: +49 40 388744. Related post.
23/10/17 Hannover Faust Germany
Zeit: 21:00. Adresse: Zur Bettfedernfabrik 3. Location Telefonnummer: +49 511 455001. Related post.
24/10/17 Berlin SO 36 Germany
Zeit: 19:00. Eintritt: 20,90. Adresse: Oranienstr. 190. Related post. Buy Tickets
25/10/17 Vienna Arena Austria
Zeit: 21:00. Adresse: Baumgasse 80. Location Telefonnummer: +43 1 7988595. Related post.
26/10/17 Munich Feierwerk Germany
Zeit: 21:00. Adresse: Hansastraße 39. Location Telefonnummer: +49 89 724880. Related post.
27/10/17 Freiburg Café Atlantik Germany
Zeit: 21:00. Adresse: Schwabentorring 7. Location Telefonnummer: +49 761 33033. Related post.
28/10/17 Düsseldorf Stone im Ratinger Hof Germany
Zeit: 20:00. Adresse: Ratinger Str. 10. Related post. Buy Tickets
29/10/17 Sittard Ernesto’s Cantina Netherlands
Zeit: 21:00. Adresse: Markt 32. Location Telefonnummer: +31 46 458 1331. Related post.
30/10/17 Brussels Magasin 4 Belgium
Zeit: 21:00. Adresse: Avenue du Port 51B. Location Telefonnummer: +32 2 223 34 74. Related post.
31/10/17 Diksmuide 4AD Belgium
Zeit: 21:00. Adresse: Kleine Dijk 57. Location Telefonnummer: +32 51 50 48 94. Related post.
01/11/17 Barcelona Sala Apolo Spain
Zeit: 21:00. Adresse: Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 113. Location Telefonnummer: +34 934 41 40 01. Related post.
02/11/17 València Sala 16 Toneladas Spain
Zeit: 21:00. Adresse: Carrer de Ricardo Micó, 3. Location Telefonnummer: +34 963 49 45 84. Related post.
03/11/17 Madrid Gruta 77 Spain
Zeit: 21:00. Adresse: Calle Cuclillo, 6. Location Telefonnummer: +34 914 71 23 70. „RedLight“ Album Show Related post.
04/11/17 Madrid Gruta 77 Spain
Zeit: 21:00. Adresse: Calle Cuclillo, 6. Location Telefonnummer: +34 914 71 23 70. „Peculiar“ Album Show Related post.

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