On Friday, October 30, at 3:30 p.m., HST, The Skatalites, Jamaica’s premier ska band, will perform on stage in New York City and broadcast a livestream concert. There may even be a few surprises in store for this once-in-a-lifetime event. Listen to the podcast by clicking on the link. Ticket info can be found below.
Using multiple cameras and pro audio & lighting for the best online concert experience, this won’t be no “live from my living room” deal. Skank to your favorite ska classics, while chatting live with fans from around the world, all in beautiful HI-DEF and from the comfort of your living room!
This year marks the 56th Anniversary of The Skatalites who secured their place in history early on by backing most of the vocalists in Jamaica including Bob Marley, Toots and The Maytals, Jimmy Cliff, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe, and many more. In the early ‘80s, their music started to spread to the U.S.A and other parts of the world.
Bands began to emerge all over the globe playing different flavors of ska and reggae fused with whatever else they wanted to throw in, including hardcore, jazz, and even punk. In 1983, The Skatalites reunited to play Reggae Sunsplash in Montego Bay and subsequently in London at The Crystal Palace for the U.K version of the Sunsplash event.
A few years later they began emigrating to the States, and in 1986, their first US shows began at The Village Gate in NYC. The band supported Bunny Wailer on The Liberation Tour in 1989 and followed it up in 1990 embarking on their first-ever headline tour of North America.
The Skatalites have not stopped touring the world ever since. Their uniquely infectious brand of real, authentic Jamaican ska entertains audiences of all ages across the globe year after year.
If You Watch… Have a good show!
Event: The Skatalites “Skalloween” Virtual Tour
When: Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, 3:30 p.m. HST
Info: Live Stream concert from Sony Hall, New York, NY. Can’t make the Live stream?
Your ticket purchase will allow you to access the video-on-demand replay up to 48 hours after the event.
Cost: $15 (Single Live Stream Ticket), ($30 House Party Ticket)
Buy Tickets: https://www.showclix.com/tickets/skat-lazarbear
The Skatalites: http://www.skatalites.com