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GROUNDATION MAY TOUR

Posted by Bob Slayton 
GROUNDATION MAY TOUR
April 14, 2006 12:29AM
Groundation is coming your way for their last appearance before leaving for their fourth
tour of Europe in three years. They will be gone from May 27 thru August 14 performing
at some of Europe's, and the worlds, largest, and best known Reggae Festivals.
So this will be your last chance to see Groundation until this fall.

They have been busy since their Annual Bob Marley Tribute tour in February. Besides
working in the studio on their next release "Upon the Bridge", they have appeared at
two very special shows. A "12 Hours of Music Against Racism Benefit" in Montreal
Quebec, Canada on March 17th. And at another special appearance in San Juan Puerto
Rico April 1.. these were our first performances in Puerto Rico and Montreal. And we are still
getting letters from fans who were at these shows expressing their gratitude for Groundation,
and their works, and looking forward to the bands next visit.

Our latest release on Young Tree Records, "Dub Wars" in February, was charted on CMJ
(College Media Journal) for 8 weeks in the Top 20...
Groundation also just had a write up in the latest "Rolling Stone" magazine about "Dub Wars"
giving us a 3 1/2 Star rating.
The word is spreading. Groundation is a powerful force in Reggae music that can not be denied.
And we would not be where we are today, without the support of all our fans...
Thank you all so much... and Much Respect for all your continued support....
I know that you will all be excited to know, that along with performing some of your
favorite Groundation songs on this next tour, the band will be previewing music from their
upcoming release "Upon the Bridge" on this tour.

Release date for "Upon The Bridge" will be October 06...
Our first US tour will be from August 23 through September 06...
contact George Michailow from Fastlane for bookings...
(757) 497-2669 or George@FastlaneIntl.Com


You can find tour dates, band discography, and many other facts on their web site
www.groundation.com or on their record label web site
www.youngtreerecords.com

Here is a brief history of the band for those of you who are not familiar...
The band Groundation was founded in the fall of 1998 when three long time
musicians Marcus Urani (keyboards), Ryan Newman (bass), and Harrison
Stafford (vocals/guitar) came together to form the core of the band after
meeting at Sonoma State University . They were later joined in 2000 by San
Francisco based Jazz trumpeter David Chachere and the North Bay's Kelsey
Howard on trombone. . Drummer Paul Spina who played with Les Claypool &
Will Bernard's band Mother Bug, has been with the group since December 2001.
They have added a pair of female singer's from Jamaica to the band just this
year... the first is Ikesha Johnson, who the band met last year while
touring Europe when she was with the "Black Uhuru Re-Union" tour of 2005
taking the place of the late Puma Jones. She is joined by Kerry-Ann Morgan
from Kingston, Jamaica.

Here is a complete schedule of the bands May tour....

MAY


11- Groundation @ Mystic Theatre - Petaluma
23 Petaluma Blvd N (707) 765-2121 18+
Doors 8:30pm Show 9:30pm Tickets $15
www.mystictheatre.com

12- Groundation @ Slim's - San Francisco
333 11th Stret (415) 255-0333 All Ages
doors 8pm show 9pm Tickets $15/17
www.slims-sf.com

13- Groundation @ Catalyst - Santa Cruz
1011 Pacific Ave (831) 423-1338 16+
doors 8pm show 9pm Tickets $14/16 www.catalystclub.com

14- Groundation @ 1st Annual Manila Music & Arts Fest - Arcata
Manila Dunes Community Center 1611 Penninsula Drive
(707) 445-3309 All Ages Tickets $ 22/25
Doors 11am - Show Noon - 9pm
w/Blue Turtle Seduction & Hamsa Lila
www.myspace.com/dunedance


17- Groundation @ SoHo - Santa Barbara
1221 State Street (805) 962-7776 21+
Doors 8pm Show 9pm Tickets $
www.sohosb.com

18- Groundation @ Coach House - San Juan Capistrano
33157 Camino Capistrano (949) 496-8930
Doors 6pm Show 8pm Tickets $15 All Ages
w/Supply & Demand
www.thecoachhouse.com

20- Groundation @ 4TH ANNUAL JOSHUA TREE MUSIC FESTIVAL @ JOSHUA TREE LAKE
CAMPGROUND - JOSHUA TREE CA
www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com 19-21
ALL AGES $80.00 for Early Bird Ticket Special for Weekend... $30-35 daily

21- Groundation @ Belly Up - Solana Beach
143 S Cedros Ave (858) 481-8140
21 + Doors 8pm Show 9pm Tickets $15/17
www.bellyup.com


Jah Guide & Protect
Bob Slayton
[www.onelovereggae.com]
www.groundation.com
www.youngtreerecords.com
www.krcb.org
www.kmud.org
Re: GROUNDATION MAY TOUR
April 21, 2006 05:59PM
Hi

Great info!!
I heard on a french reggae forum that a famous "rock star" (I wont tell who he his because perhaps Groundation want to keep it secret for the moment) is going to work with the band soon...
I also heard they record their album in JA
if it is true... it could be quite awesome!!!

LONG LIFE TO GROUNDATION!
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