“If you’re not living good, I beg ya, travel wide!” – Bob Marley
Hope you are living well and ready for the best Summer yet!
In preparation for the release of our Debut Full Length Album later this Summer we are trying to travel as much as possible, bringing our heavily light-hearted music to as many of you as possible!
Happy to officially announce these What-A-Van Summer Tour Dates!
A little back story, if you’re just tuning in…
Two years ago six friends who loved writing and performing original music rooted in Reggae, Rock, and Dub started a Kickstarter Campaign to raise funds to record and release a debut EP (Inner Light) and the generosity we experienced blew each of us away as we raised over $5,000! Inspired by this unbelievable support, we decided it was time to take out a small loan and buy a 1996 Ford Econoline Van and cargo trailer off of Craigslist and hit the ground roaring!
In our first tour down through Florida, Louisiana, and Texas we discovered the glory that is What-A-Burger and it became THE spot to stop, so we naturally nicknamed our van the “What-A-Van” because this ‘ole lady has gotten us out of some tight spots—allowing for countless times to gratefully exclaim, “What a Van!”
Fast forward two years and we are still enjoying the fruits of labor and love that is Roots of a Rebellion (debt free to boot!), and though at times it doesn’t feel like it, we truly ARE getting closer and closer to making a living doing what we love—thanks to people like you!
With 212,000 + miles though, we’re not sure how much longer this old lady will carry us. It is our hope that by livicating this tour to her, she’ll have the strength to get us to all you lovely people this year!
See the dates below and we hope you can come vibe with us!
5/15 – JJ’s Bohemia – Chattanooga, TN w/ AFRO
5/16- Party at the Point – Charleston, SC w/ The Dubplates
5/16- Wild Wing Cafe – Charleston, SC
5/17- Wild Wing Cafe – Greenville, SC
5/20- The Coup – Clarksville, TN w/ Case Arnold
5/21- Soulshine Pizza Factory – Nashville, TN w/ Case Arnold & Baba Musa and Friends
5/22- Hideaway Saloon – Louisville, KY
5/23- Stanley’s Pub – Cincinnati, OH w/ Elysian Souls
5/24- AVA Bar & Lounge – Pittsburgh, PA w/ The Pressure
5/26- Gloria Dei Old Swedes – Philadelphia, PA w/ Chloe Kat
5/28- Cameo Gallery – Brooklyn, NY w/ Sensamotion & Great Blue
5/29- Tammany Hall – Manhattan, NY w/ Sensamotion & Great Blue
5/30- Pitney Pub – Galloway, NJ w/ Sensamotion
5/31- Treehouse Lounge – Washington, D.C. w/ Moogatu & Stone Driver
6/3- The Roux -Charlotte, NC w/ Queen City Dub
6/4- Acoustic Coffee House – Johnson City, TN
6/5- Preservation Pub – Knoxville, TN
6/6- Rhythm and Brews – Chattanooga, TN w/ Copper Into Steel
6/7- Exit/In – Nashville, TN (Jammin’ on Elliston Island!)
6/18- AfterRoo at Hippie Hill – Christiana, TN
6/20- 620 State – Bristol, TN
6/21- Mayday Brewery – Murfreesboro, TN
6/27- Wild Wild Fest – Adams, TN
7/3- Lamascos – Evansville, IN
7/4- Fair St. Louis – St. Louis, MO
7/19- Roost Fest – Clarksville, TN
Thank you for your love and support of our dream!
Stay up! Stay alive! Stay positive!