The Green Announce New Album & Extensive US Tour


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In less than a year the scene-shaking reggae band The Green has quickly emerged as one of the most exciting new Reggae artists from the US. Both critics and fans quickly took hold of their youth-infused modern roots reggae sound. Their self-titled debut album was named “Best Reggae Album" of 2010 by iTunes and hit Billboard's 2010 Year-End Reggae Chart by selling over 20,000 copies and counting.

The band is following up with their sophomore album entitled Ways & Means, set to be released on October 25th on one of the leading reggae labels—Easy Star Records. The label is home to some of the most accomplished and progressive reggae artists, including the Easy Star All-Stars, John Brown's Body, Cas Haley, The Black Seeds, Ticklah, Tommy T, The Meditations, and more.The Green consists of singer Caleb Keolanui, singer-guitarist JP Kennedy, singer-keyboardist Ikaika Antone, and singer-guitarist Zion Thompson. The four members of The Green take pride in the popburnished roots reggae style they've cooked up—edgy enough to make tastemakers sit up and take notice, yet accessible to all ages. Four distinct voices, four sharp songwriting talents, masterful musicianship, and monster grooves add up to one exceptional band with an unforgettable sound.

With songs contributed by all four core members, a strong shot of assistance from touring bassist/producer Brad Watanabe and touring drummer/producer Leslie Ludiazo, and the mixing skills of Danny Kalb (Ben Harper), Michael Goldwasser (Easy Star All-Stars), Jim Fox (Rebelution, SOJA, Israel Vibration), and Matthew Honda, the message of Ways & Means boils down to bringing people together and respecting all people for who they are, whether it's through a love song like the title track, a spiritual like “Jah Love," or a paean to perseverance like “Keep On" on which all four songwriters collaborated.

On Ways & Means the band also interjects doses of R&B, Soul, and Pop, making them an accessible listen to fans outside of reggae circles without diluting their roots. Though The Green is an important player in the new wave of homegrown reggae artists, they stand out with their ability to play both classic roots and modern dancehall, their vocal harmonies recalling reggae's golden age, and their four distinct songwriting and singing voices. With their upcoming extensive US tour kicking off in October, The Green is poised to break out on a national level. Don't miss them at a city near you!

The Green—Ways & Means— US Tour Dates:
Fri/Oct-07—Las Vegas, NV—Pure Aloha Festival
Sat/Oct-08—Santa Barbara, CA—Velvet Jones
Wed/Oct-12—Solana Beach, CA—Belly Up
Fri/Oct-14—Ft. Collins, CO—Aggie Theatre
Sat/Oct-15—Denver, CO—Bluebird Theater
Sun/Oct-16—Paonia, CO—The Paradise Theatre
Tue/Oct-18—Salt Lake City, UT—Vertigo
Wed/Oct-19—Boise, ID—The Reef
Fri/Oct-21—Eugene, OR—WOW Hall
Sat/Oct-22—Seattle, WA—El Corazon
Sun/Oct-23—Portland, OR—Wonder Ballroom
Mon/Oct-24—Bend, OR—Domino Room
Wed/Oct-26—Santa Cruz, CA—Catalyst Atrium
Thu/Oct-27—San Francisco, CA—Slim's
Fri/Oct-28—Los Angeles, CA—The Roxy
Sat/Oct-29—Santa Ana, CA—Yost Theatre
Tue/Nov-01—Dallas, TX—HOB Cambridge
Wed/Nov-02—Austin, TX—Antone's
Thu/Nov-03—New Orleans, LA—HOB Parish
Fri/Nov-04—Birmingham, AL—Zydeco
Sat/Nov-05—Atlanta, GA—Masquerade—Hell Stage
Sun/Nov-06—Jacksonville, FL—Jack Rabbits
Tue/Nov-08—Orlando, FL—The Social
Wed/Nov-09—Ft. Lauderdale, FL—Culture Room
Thu/Nov-10—Vero Beach, FL—Filthy McNasty's
Fri/Nov-11—Satellite Beach, FL—Sports Page
Sat/Nov-12—Charleston, SC—Pour House
Sun/Nov-13—Raleigh, NC—Lincoln Theatre
Tue/Nov-15—Charlottesville, VA—The Southern
Wed/Nov-16—New York, NY—Highline Ballroom
Thu/Nov-17—West Chester, PA—The Note
Fri/Nov-18—Baltimore, MD—The 8×10
Sat/Nov-19—Cambridge (Boston), MA—Middle East
Sun/Nov-20—Portland, ME—Port City Music Hall
Mon/Nov-21—Clifton Park (Albany), NY—Northern Lights
Wed/Nov-23—Rochester, NY—Water Street Music Hall

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