Stephen Marley Debuts #1

    June 2, 2011 14:23 UTC

    Stephen Marley Debuts #1

    Kicks-off REVELATION PT 1: THE ROOT OF LIFE Tour in June

    Portion of Ticket Sales To Benefit Ghetto Youths Foundation

    Stephen Marley?s newest release, REVELATION PT 1: THE ROOT OF
    (Ghetto Youths/Universal Republic) takes the #1 position on the
    Billboard Reggae Chart this week as well as #20 on the R&B Chart, and
    establishes Stephen as the first of the musical Marley family to debut
    #1 on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart three times consecutively.
    Stephen?s other two #1s were MIND CONTROL (2007) and MIND CONTROL
    ACOUSTIC (2009). Both albums went on to win the Grammy Award for Best
    Reggae Album and contributed to his total seven Grammy wins.

    REVELATION PT 1: THE ROOT OF LIFE in the digital arena holds strong at
    #2 on iTunes Reggae chart, behind Bob Marley at #1 and in front of
    Damian Marley and NAS release ?Distant Relatives,? which Stephen
    contributed to as a guest vocalist, songwriter and producer. On it is also #2, with Bob Marley at #1.

    Stephen will begin a U.S. summer tour in support of REVELATION PT 1: THE
    ROOT OF LIFE on Wednesday, June 8 in Ventura, CA and which takes him
    across the country with stops in over 30 cities that include The Greek
    Theatre Los Angeles with Dispatch (June 11), The Electric Forest
    Festival (July 1), Milwaukee Summerfest Festival (July 2), and The
    Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza (July 16).

    The tour contributes to a very busy 2011 for Stephen, with last week?s
    release of REVELATION PT. 1: THE ROOT OF LIFE, and the scheduled fall
    release of REVELATION PT 2: THE FRUIT OF LIFE. Conceived as a two part
    project, THE ROOT OF LIFE is a celebration and preservation of roots
    rock reggae, while THE FRUIT OF LIFE, will feature an array of styles
    that have emanated from reggae?s core. A special collector?s vinyl
    edition of both releases will be available on VP Records.

    Anchored in reggae?s scorching drum and bass backbeat, THE ROOT OF LIFE
    delivers an organic and richly textured sound through the 14 tracks
    making it a true body of work that delivers powerful messages –
    encouragement for the struggling masses (?Working Ways?); depicts the
    harrowing residual effect of slavery (?Old Slaves?); evokes the sorrow
    of rejection (?She Knows Now?); conveys the disappointment of ?False
    Friends?; in reggae?s lovers-rock tradition a duet with Melanie Fiona,
    ?No Cigarette Smoking?; to the final track ?Now I Know,? a contemplative
    song about moving on.

    The first single, ?Jah Army,? features Damian Marley and Buju
    spitting formidable, career-defining verses over a thunderous
    one-drop rhythm with lyrics to rally the troops. ?Whether it?s in the
    music or our life, get it together man, the Gideon is on,? declares

    While on tour, Stephen will continue to work tirelessly towards raising
    awareness of the needs of at risk/disadvantaged youth and will donate
    $1.00 from each ticket to Ghetto Youths Foundation. Established by the
    Marley Brothers, Ghetto Youths Foundation?s mission is to improve the
    lives of disadvantaged and minority youths both here and abroad by
    educating and assisting this population with the ultimate goal to reduce
    poverty, social, family disorder and alienation that this group feels on
    a daily basis. Donations can be made directly to Ghetto Youths
    Foundation on their website –

    Additional tour dates to be announced in the coming weeks.

    Date ? City ? State ? Venue
    Wed-Jun-08 Ventura CA Majestic Ventura Theater
    Thu-Jun-09 San Diego CA House of Blues
    Fri-Jun-10 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Outdoor Pool
    Sat-Jun-11 San Bernardino CA The NOS Events Center
    Sun-Jun-12 Los Angeles CA The Greek Theatre
    Wed-Jun-15 San Francisco CA The Fillmore
    Thu-Jun-16 Arcata CA Arcata Theatre
    Fri-Jun-17 Ashland OR Ashland Armory
    Sat-Jun-18 Portland OR Roseland Theater
    Sun-Jun-19 Seattle WA Showbox at the Market
    Tue-Jun-21 Spokane WA Knitting Factory Concert House
    Thu-Jun-23 Aspen CO Belly Up Aspen
    Fri-Jun-24 Bond CO State Bridge Lodge
    Sat-Jun-25 Boulder CO Boulder Theater
    Sun-Jun-26 Bellevue CO Mishawaka Amphitheatre
    Tue-Jun-28 Council Bluffs IA Whiskey Roadhouse at Horseshoe Casino
    Wed-Jun-29 Minneapolis MN First Avenue
    Fri-Jul-01 Rothbury MI Double JJ Ranch & Golf Resort
    Sat-Jul-02 Milwaukee WI Summerfest
    Tue-Jul-05 Pittsburgh PA Mr. Smalls Theatre
    Thu-Jul-07 Ottawa ON LeBreton Flats Park
    Fri-Jul-08 Quebec City QC Quebec City International Summer Festival
    Sat-Jul-09 South Burlington VT Higher Ground – Ballroom
    Sun-Jul-10 Providence RI Lupo’s
    Wed-Jul-13 Hyannis MA Cape Cod Melody Tent
    Thu-Jul-14 Washington DC 9:30 Club
    Fri-Jul-15 Boston MA House of Blues
    Sat-Jul-16 New York NY The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza

    For further information and to schedule an interview, please contact
    TMA, Inc:

    Tracey Miller
    US: 609-383-2323, ext 11,

    Serena Gallagher Boyd
    UK: 011 44 (0) 753 041 9289


    TMA, Inc.
    Tracey Miller
    US: 609-383-2323, ext 11,
    Gallagher Boyd
    UK: 011 44 (0) 753 041 9289

    Source: Universal Republic