Groundation will be making their yearly stop through California hitting cities like Santa Ana, Solana Beach, Santa Cruz, and San Luis Obispo as well as rare stops through Las Vegas, Madison, Champaign, St. Louis, and Chicago; also a special appearance at this year's Shangri-la Festival. Check out this short video from singer Harrison Stafford announcing the shows and sharing a message about Reggae music and the mission to unite the world.
With "A Miracle" set to be released in October, we are announcing a full European tour to celebrate the release of the new album. Planned stops include France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, UK, Switzerland, Austria and Luxembourg---full listing, with ticket information, can be found at the Tour Dates page.
As a special contest for the tour, we are inviting our fans who play their own music all over the world to enter and win a chance to open for Groundation at the world famous Melkweg in Amsterdam on October 28. Check the image below for more details and enter your cover of a Groundation song for a chance to join us on stage!
After 15 years of production director Roger Hall and producer Harrison Stafford (Groundation) are fundraising to finally release their monumental documentary on the history of Jamaica, reggae music, and the Rastafari movement told by the singers and musicians who brought it to the world. "Holding On To Jah" features legends like Ras Michael, Israel Vibration, the Abyssinians, Culture, URoy, IJahman, Pablo Moses, Sugar Minott, the Congos, Winston McAnuff, etc. telling their story of how a poor, third world Nation brought the world a new spiritual movement who's gospel was written in the music.
The campaign is to raise $25,000 to cover licensing costs. There are 34 songs featured in the film and they are a crucial part of the story; songs from Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Joe Higgs, Israel Vibration, the Abyssinians, etc. Each song requires two rights, the publishing synch rights to put the music to a video, and the master recording rights to use the song off the record. These costs could be upward of $1,000 to contract and you cannot legal make money from a film until these rights are secured.
PLEASE HELP FUND THIS HISTORIC FILM "HOLDING ON TO JAH" (97min - documentary)
Harrison sends a message to the fans through the East Coast as Groundation performs in Florida, South and North Carolina, and Virginia for the first time in years. Also a quick listen to a new track "Born Again" from the coming album 'A Miracle' to be released October 2014.
We are thrilled to share with you the 3rd and final leg of dates for our huge Coming Home North America Summer Tour 2014. We will be starting off with a string of shows in our home state of California, as well as a stop off in Las Vegas, before heading back to the great MidWest US for shows in Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Ticketing and more information can be found at the tour dates page. If you are interested in joining our street team family and help promote a Groundation show when we come to your area, sign up at the Grounded Soldiers.
A big thank you to all those who have helped spread the word about this music and message. We look forward to celebrating in person with you all very soon!