About This Event
For more than 27 years, the NYC-based and critically acclaimed Slackers have been touring the world with their blend of Ska, Reggae, and Soul. Since the early 1990s, the Slackers have released fifteen records and countless singles while their live performances feed their fans with their energetic sets of ecstatic music. And the press agrees: Modern Vinyl says For some bands, hitting 25 years together seems light years away. For The Slackers, its a cause for celebration.The band is deeply rooted within the ska movement, while their self-proclaimed Jamaican Rock n Roll sound sets them apart from many bands today. Other press state that the Slackers are the best ska band in the world (Rude International), the pick of the US crop (Metal Hammer), the sound of New York (New York Times), is about as close to perfect as it gets (Ink 19), and one of the best bands in the United States (axs.com). Their festival performances have included Punk Rock Bowling, Fest Florida, Boomtown Fair, Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concert Series, Rebellion Fest, Summerjam, Mighty Sounds, Ruhrpott Rodeo, Shamballa, Pouzza Fest, Montreal Jazz Festival, Austin Reggae Fest, Dour Fest, Lowlands, and many others.Their headline dates include venues such as a 3-night stand at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, Slims in San Francisco, House of Blues in Anaheim, Irving Plaza in NYC, a 2 night stand at the Bell House in Brooklyn, 3-night stand at Reggies in Chicago, and a 3-night stand at the Flamingo Cantina in Austin.