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Roots of Creation Performing Live!

Portland House of Music & Events

Thursday • March 22

Clock Icon 8:00 PM
Money Icon $14.5
Location Icon Portland House of Music & Events
25 Temple St, Portland, Maine 04101
Portland, ME 04101

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(NH – March 13, 2018) Roots of Creation (RoC) adds more dates to their highly anticipated coast-to-coast Grateful Dub 2018 tour! Highlights from the 33+ dates, winter tour have included supporting Wyclef  Jean (The Fugees) at Jannus Live in St. Pertersburg, performing with hot, up and coming Reggae/Rock acts – Kash’d Out (Orlando, FL), who just released a new single and video for “One + Off” (on Pepper’s LAW records), and The Elovaters (Boston, MA), who just got out of the studio recording their new album with producer, Danny Kalb (The Movement, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Ben Harper). Additionally, RoC is excited about returning to Stratton, VT on March 24th for the band’s follow-up to supporting The Dirty Heads.

RoC’s Grateful Dub Spring Tour officially kicks off in Canton, NY at The Java Barn at St. Lawrence University on April 12th. The Ethan Tucker Band will be joining the tour for the added dates in Oregon and Washington. Rounding out the Spring tour, RoC head out to the west coast, performing at the amazing Kaya Festival w/ The Marley Brothers (feat. Stephen, Ziggy, Damian, Julian) on April 28 – 29th in San Bernadino, California.

RoC is on tour supporting their critically-acclaimed new album, Grateful Dubthat was recently released worldwide March 9th, 2018 on the band’s label, Bombshelter Records, in collaboration with Controlled Substance Sound Labs (distribution: SRG-ILS via Caroline/Universal Music Group). The new record was recorded, mixed, and co-produced by Errol Brown (Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Rebelution), and features collaborations with Stephen MarleyG. LoveMelvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), and more! (Order here.)

The album’s lead single, “Ripple” (feat. G. Love & Melvin Seals) premiered earlier this month on Relix.  RoC’s Brett Wilson and G. Love caught up with Relix and said, “G. Love & Melvin Seals paying homage to Jerry and the boys behind an acoustic campfire style roots reggae vibe…. what more could you want?! We really love the instrumental section with the dubs, drops and interplay between Andrew’s Sax and G’s harmonica. G and I started jammin’ together at Slightly Stoopid’s mexican getaway festival—Closer to the Sun—and really hit it off over some epic poolside late night jam sessions. Melvin played on our last album Livin Free and the first live debut of the Grateful Dub at Jerry Jam Festival in Bath, NH. Since then we have all become good friends and collaborate whenever possible.” G. Love added, “Killer to get to play some harmonica on this skank version of one of my favorite Grateful Dead tunes. Roots of Creation got it right.”

The second single off the new record, “Casey Jones” (feat. Dan Kelly of Fortunate Youth) premiered recently with Jambase. Jambase spoke with Brett who recalled, “ The bounce and groove of this track is one of my favorites. Especially [RoC keyboardist] Tal’s [Pearson] super dope Clav work. It’s been a blast watching the reactions in the crowd as we open each show on the Grateful Dub Tour with a ‘Shakedown Street’ instrumental tease melding right into ‘Casey Jones.’ We have always been fans of Fortunate Youth. They love to jam just like us. Dan Kelly and I decided to work together on this track when we were kickin’ it in the RoC van at Jammin Java in Vienna, Virginia a couple months back (which I ironically we played again as a headliner last night). I thought he would be perfect for verse three and he nailed it. His ad-libs really turned up the vibe and made it a party! We gave him some shine by taking the skanks out, letting the drum and bass thump while his unmistakable vocals echo and reverberate over the track. The original guitar solo is so perfect on this track…You know it’s an iconic guitar ripper when you can sing the whole part note for note. Hope all of our fellow Deadheads join us on this Long Strange Grateful Dub trip on one of the boys biggest sing-a-long anthems.”

The third single, “Fire on the Mountain” featuring Stephen Marley and Marlon Asher was featured on Billboard.com and stated, “Lead vocalist Brett Wilson’s soulful voice and guitar playing, combined with Marley’s cutting-edge vocals, make for a compelling rendition of the Dead classic.”

Roots of Creation’s Grateful Dub 2018 Tour will be the first time Grateful Dub will be performed live in its entirety, alongside select original RoC fan favorites. For the tour, RoC are offering exciting options for fans at each show which include a Grateful Dub CD bundled with each advance ticket, special limited runs (100 each) of two exclusive signed posters on standard/foil paper by Nathaniel Dias (Bourbon Sunday) and Catt Gould, a new merch line designed by Catt Gould / Merchwide, VIP upgrades, and special bundles available at the merch run by Granite Lion Entertainment. Be sure to get advance and VIP tickets, ahead of the shows, as these shows will sell out. Advance tickets are available here: https://rootsofcreation.com/shows). Current tour dates are listed below, and follow here for the up-to-date tour schedule:


w/ Kash’d Out + The Elovaters

supporting (on select dates)

3/13: Teaneck, NJ | Debonair Music Hall#

3/14: Asbury Park, NJ | Wonder Bar#

3/15: Brooklyn, NY | CEG Presents @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn#

3/16: New Haven, CT | Pacific Standard Tavern#

3/17: Somerville [Boston], MA | Thunder Road#

3/18: Philadelphia, PA | The Foundry @ The Fillmore#

3/21: Greenfield, MA | Hawks & Reed#

3/22: Portland, ME | Portland House of Music#

3/23: Hampton Beach, NH | Granite Lion Presents @ Wally’s#

3/24: West Dover, VT | Reggae Fest @ Mount Snow^

w/ The Original Wailers, Passafire, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad & more!

4/12: Canton, NY | Java Barn @ St. Lawrence University^

NEW SHOW! • 4/13: Pittsburgh, PA | Rex Theatre
w/ Bumpin Uglies + Keystone Vibe
NEW SHOW! • 4/13: Rochester, NY | Anthology
w/ The Medicinals
NEW SHOW! • 4/17: Grand Rapids, MI | The Stache

NEW SHOW! • 4/18: Chicago, IL | Reggie’s Rock Club
NEW SHOW! • 4/19: Indianapolis, IN | The Hi-Fi – Indianapolis

NEW SHOW! • 4/20: Ferndale, MI | The Parliament Room at Otus Supply

NEW SHOW! • 4/25: Las Vegas, NV | Beauty Bar

NEW SHOW! • 4/26: Phoenix, AZ | Valley Bar

NEW SHOW! • 4/27: San Diego, CA | Winston’s
• 4/28 – 4/29: San Bernardeno, CA | Kaya Festival
w/ The Marley Brothers: Stephen Marley, Ziggy Marley, Damian Marley, Julian Marley, Kymani Marley + Toots and the Maytals, Inner Circle, Third World, Indubious & more!
NEW SHOW! • 4/30: Mill Valley, CA | Sweetwater Music Hall

NEW SHOW! • 5/2: Bend, OR | Volcanic Theatre
w/ Ethan Tucker Band

NEW SHOW! • 5/3: Seattle, WA | Nectar Lounge
w/ Ethan Tucker Band

NEW SHOW! • 5/4: Portland, OR | Star Theatre
w/ Ethan Tucker Band

NEW SHOW! • 5/8: Denver, CO | Cervantes (other side)

NEW SHOW! • 5/9: Fort Collins, CO | Hodi’s Half Note

NEW SHOW! • 5/12: Cleveland, OH | Beachland Tavern

6/22 – 6/24: Starks, ME | Harry’s Hoedown
RoC Headlines
• 8/3 – 8/5: Loveland, CO | ARISE Music Festival
w/ Slightly Stoopid, Thievery Corporation, Trevor Hall, Pepper, Living Legends, OTT., Dumpstapunk, Ethan Tucker, & more!

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