This passionate and indelible new collection of music encourages people to stand together in activism through love.
Los Angeles, CA (Wednesday, April 4th) – Eight-time GRAMMY® award winning musician and reggae icon Ziggy Marley will release his seventh full-length solo studio album, Rebellion Rises on May 18th through Tuff Gong Worldwide. Fully written, recorded and produced by Marley, this passionate and indelible new collection of music encourages people to stand together in activism through love.
No track embodies this message better than the album’s title track and official first single “Rebellion Rises.” A manifesto with a chant-like chorus, the song emboldens its listeners to use the power we all have as instruments of positive change around the world. “The better side of humanity, cannot let the side of humanity that push negativity and hatred be more willing,” Marley explained in a recent interview. “It cannot happen. It’s a battle of wills. We’ve got to have more will.”
“The rebellion begins in the mind, the melody, and the music,” assures Ziggy. “We are a conduit of that. The rebellion is consciousness. Now the consciousness starts spreading, we become aware and we rise.”
Rebellion Rises marks Ziggy’s first studio release in two years, following 2016’s critically acclaimed self-titled projectwhich took home the 2016 GRAMMY® award for Best Reggae Album and marked his fourth consecutive debut at #1 on the Billboard Top Reggae Album Chart. Pre-orders for Rebellion Rises are available at ziggymarley.com beginning today, and digital pre-orders will be available starting Friday, April 6th exclusively on iTunes. All digital pre-orders will include an instant grat track of “Rebellion Rises,” which isalso now available for streaming on Spotify, Pandora and Apple Music. Access the stream HERE.
This June, Ziggy will embark on the first leg of his North American tour with stops in a number of west coast markets including Napa, CA, Seattle, WA, Portland, OR and San Francisco, CA. The tour will then make its way to Europe beginning June 29th where it opens in Legnano, Italy. Dates are below with more to be announced shortly. For additional concert and ticket purchase information, please visit ziggymarley.com.