Premier Concerts and Manic Presents:
Toots and the Maytals
238 College Street
New Haven, CT, 06510
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Toots and the Maytals
Toots is one of the true architects of reggae – so much so that “Do the Reggay,” a 1968 single by Toots and his group, the Maytals, is credited with giving the genre its name. Classic songs written and recorded by Toots and the Maytals have been covered by the likes of the Clash and the Specials, and the group was featured in reggae’s greatest breakthrough event – “The Harder They Come,” the 1972 film that became an international sensation.
The all-star guests on TRUE LOVE range from legends like Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, and Bonnie Raitt to younger stars including No Doubt, the Roots, and Phish’s Trey Anastasio. The caliber of these collaborators reveals the impact that Toots has had on several generations of rockers and rappers, while appearances from reggae icons Bunny Wailer and Marcia Griffiths show the respect granted to the man who might be the music’s greatest living vocalist. At the heart of it all is that voice – drenched in soul, rooted in gospel, and still breathtakingly powerful after almost four decades in the spotlight.
Legendary in the history of American ska and rock fusion by combining equal parts of deep funk, high-energy punk, and frantic ska, Fishbone was one of the most distinctive and eclectic alternative rock bands of the late '80s.
It's hard to put into words the sheer thunder of Fishbone live. The mix of bass, keyboards, 3 brass instruments, 5 vocalists, drums, guitar and a loud PA combine to create a molten mix of deep funk / frantic ska / high-energy punk that has solidified their undisputed reputation as one of the best live acts in music history.
"One of the most incredible bands I've ever seen, period." — Jerry Cantrell, Alice in Chains
"Fishbone is the greatest band that the world ignored." — Questlove, The Roots
"They're definitely original. There was no pre-Fishbone. It was just them. They get to wear that crown to their grave." — Ice-T
"Fishbone is the world's greatest live band... I've been blown away by them many times." — Les Claypool, Primus
"Fishbone is the band that influenced me the most. On many occasions, my excitement level has erected to a place that could go no higher when seeing them play live. This is the best live band I have ever seen. Thank you Fishbone for years of inspiration." — Adrian Young from NO DOUBT
"If you haven't seen [Fishbone] then they are the best band you haven't seen. And if you have seen them then you know what I'm talking about." — Tim Robbins
$30.00 - $40.00
This event is General Admission Standing Room on the Floor and Reserved Seated in the Balcony.