The Wailers are coming to Manchester Academy

Following their huge UK tour earlier this year the legendary band have confirmed a UK headline tour for March 2018. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined with original Wailers’ guitarists Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, The Wailers will be dropping into Manchester on 9th March 2018.

By Manchester's Finest | 1 November 2017

Share this story

Bringing their revolutionary sound to the reggae fans of Manchester, The Wailers will play the iconic Legend album live on stage in its entirety, including its most significant hits Three Little Birds, I Shot the Sheriff, Jammin’, and many more.

From 1973 to 1980, Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded, toured, and conquered the world of music. Since the tragic death of Bob from cancer in 1981, it has been the mission of The Wailers to keep the group together just as Bob requested, affirming: “By doing that, you keep me alive through the music.”

There are more than 100 million Bob Marley & The Wailers recordings sold, including 1977’s Exodus, anointed Best Album of the Century in 1999 by Time Magazine, and “One Love,” named Song of the Millennium that same year by BBC. Spin Magazine listed Bob Marley & The Wailers at #4 of the “50 Greatest Bands of All Times,” while The New York Times named Bob Marley, the most significant musician of the 20th century. These accolades were made possible by the creative, timeless, and distinctive music, lyrics and production of these incomparable Wailers musicians.

It is safe to say that Bob Marley and The Wailers can be credited with popularising reggae music around the world and since have served as a symbol of Jamaican culture and identity.

The Wailers
19th March 2018 – The Manchester Academy
Tickets go on sale 9am Friday 3rd November and will be available at