The songs, from “Stir It Up” and “I Shot the Sherriff” to “Get Up, Stand Up” and “Buffalo Soldier,” on Bob Marley & The Wailers’ greatest hits compilation, Legend, are some of the most iconic reggae tunes of all-time. In honor of the album’s 30th Anniversary, The Wailers—formed by the remaining members of Bob Marley & The Wailers after Marley’s death in 1981—will perform the entire album live at the historic Park Theatre in Cranston on Friday, October 3.
Considered the greatest reggae album in history, Legend was released in 1984 and has gone on to sell more than 30 million copies across the globe. Featuring the unmistakable sounds of Bob Marley & The Wailers’ chart-topping hits, Legend was named by Time Magazine as the Best Album of the 20th Century and #46 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All-Time list.
During Bob Marley’s life, Aston “Family Man” Barrett co-produced many of the superstar’s records and was responsible for nearly all of the bass lines on Marley’s biggest hits—many of which are featured on
Legend—as the anchor of The Wailers. Today, Aston continues to lead The Wailers as they tour regularly,
keeping the timeless appeal of Marley’s music alive.
Outside of their ground-breaking work with Marley, The Wailers have played to an estimated 24 million
people around the world, performing with international acts like Sting, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, and the Fugees, as well as reggae legends like Alpha Blondy, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, and Burning Spear. As the greatest living exponents of Jamaica’s rich reggae tradition, The Wailers are also the first reggae band to tour new territories, including Africa and the Far East.
The Wailers will take the stage at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 3. Tickets are $27 and $37 and available by calling the Park Theatre Box Office at (401) 467-7275 or online. The Park Theatre is located at 848 Park Avenue in Cranston. Free parking is available for all shows.