Grammy-nominated reggae/rock band Rebelution are excited to announce the forthcoming release of their sixth studio album Free Rein. The album sees the California-based band exploring new genres more so than ever before as they fuse their classic reggae sound with R&B, rock, jazz and folk. While still rooted in the Jamaican inspiration that Rebelution’s songs have always paid homage to, Free Rein takes experimental leaps, welcoming old fans and new audiences alike. The band teamed up with acclaimed Jamaican producers Don Corleon (Rihanna, Sean Paul) and Winta James (Damian Marley, Chronixx) on three of the 12 exciting new tracks. The collection is out June 15th as a joint venture between their 87 Music label and NYC-based Easy Star Records.
In conjunction with today’s announcement, the band has also released the first single from the album, “Celebrate.” The upbeat song stays true to Rebelution’s classic reggae sound and holds a strong message by paying homage to life, love and the oneness of artist and audience. The track premiered yesterday exclusively via Billboard! Rebelution plans to release a new single from Free Rein on the last Friday of every month until the album release. Like what you hear so far? CLICK HERE to pre-order the album now and HERE to listen to “Celebrate” via Spotify!
This summer, the touring juggernauts will embark on the Free Rein Summer Tour (kicking off onJune 22nd) with special guests, Stephen Marley, Common Kings, Zion I and DJ Mackle. Tickets and VIP merch bundles are on sale HERE, and the full tour routing can be found below.
The past couple of years have been BIG for a band that’s fourteen years into an effervescent career. Following the release of 2016’s critically acclaimed album, Falling Into Place, the group scored their first Grammy nomination in the category of Best Reggae Album. They also expanded their brand outside of the music world with the launch of their own customized cannabis oil battery pen, herb vaporizer and oil, which is currently available in select dispensaries in California, Colorado, Nevada and Oregon – CLICK HEREfor more information and stay tuned for more announcements (and more music!) in the coming weeks.
Rebelution is singer/guitarist/lyricist Eric Rachmany, keyboardist Rory Carey, drummer Wesley Finley and bassist Marley D. Williams.
FREE REIN SUMMER TOUR DATES
June 22nd – Orlando Amphitheater – Orlando, FL June 23rd – Sunset Cove Amphitheater – Boca Raton, FL June 24th – St. Augustine Amphitheatre – St. Augustine, FL June 27th – Pigsah Brewing Co. – Black Mountain, NC June 28th – Riverfront Park – North Charleston, SC June 29th – Red Hat Amphitheater – Raleigh, NC June 30th – Union Bank & Trust Pavilion – Portsmouth, VA July 1st – MGM National Harbor – Oxon Hill, MD July 5th – Pier Six Pavilion – Baltimore, MD July 6th – Stony Pony Summerstage – Asbury Park, NJ July 7th – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing – Philadelphia, PA
July 11th – Saranac Brewery – Utica, NY July 12th – Ford Amphitheatre at Coney Island – Brooklyn, NY July 13th – Bold Point Park – Providence, RI July 15th – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom – Hampton, NH
August 12th – Las Vegas, NV – The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan August 15th – Athletic Club of Bend – Bend, OR August 16th – Britt Pavilion – Jacksonville, OR August 17th – Cuthbert Amphitheatre – Eugene, OR August 18th – Gorge Amphitheatre – George, WA August 19th – KettleHouse Amphitheatre – Bonner, MT August 23rd – Outlaw Field @ The Idaho Botanical Garden – Boise, ID August 30th – Woodward Park Amphitheatre – Fresno, CA August 31st – Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA September 2nd – Avila Beach Golf Resort – Avila Beach, CA September 8th – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre – Chula Vista, CA
September 9th – Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA
UPCOMING FESTIVAL DATES March 16th – Reggae Rise Up – St. Petersburg, FL March 18th – Pot Of Gold Music Festival – Chandler, AZ May 25-27th – California Roots Music Festival – Monterey, CA June 7th – Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN