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Easy Star All-Stars’ Thrillah Announced Along wth Aggrolites Dates

Easy Star Thrillah CoverThe Easy-Star All-Stars have announced their newest tribute album. After releasing tributes to Pink Floyd (Dub Side of the Moon 2003), Radiohead (Radiodread 2006) and The Beatles (Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band 2009) they’ve turned their collective talents to Micheal Jackson and his classic landmark album Thriller with Easy Star’s Thrillah.

The full album will drop on August 28th with a digital “Billie Jean” EP, which includes two album tracks, along with non-album remixes and a dub version, out on July 10th via iTunes. If you go to the album preview page you can sample the upcoming release (preview clip embedded below), get a free download of “Billie Jean” (for a short time only), see upcoming tour dates (including dates in Los Angeles and with The Aggrolites in October) as well as pre-order the new release.

I wanted to see a David Bowie Ziggy Stardust tribute myself. Maybe next time.

Here’s the preview clip for the album which I find very interesting. It plays on the “Billie Jean” glowing white steps in the original video to great effect but with a distinctly New York bent.

Easy Star will make the album available digitally, on CD, a double gate-fold LP and a collector’s package with exclusive t-shirt.

TOUR DATES
Jul 07 Sat Norfolk, VA at Town Point Park in Downtown Norfolk Waterfront
Jul 22 Sun Baltimore, MD at Artscape Festival
Aug 10 Fri Beech Mountain, NC at The Festival of Gnarnia
Sep 07 Fri Madison, WI at The High Noon Saloon
Sep 08 Sat Clarks Grove, MN at Shangri-La Music Festival 2012

WITH PASSAFIRE
Sep 09 Sun Des Moines, IA at Wooly’s
Sep 10 Mon Lawrence, KS at Granada Theater
Sep 12 Wed Fort Collins, CO at Aggie Theatre
Sep 13 Thu Boulder, CO at Fox Theatre
Sep 14 Fri Denver, CO at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
Sep 15 Sat Aspen, CO at Belly Up Aspen
Sep 16 Sun Salt Lake City, UT at Urban Lounge
Sep 18 Tue Santa Barbara, CA at SoHo
Sep 19 Wed Solana Beach, CA at Belly Up Tavern
Sep 20 Thu Los Angeles, CA at El Rey Theatre
Sep 21 Fri San Francisco, CA at Slim’s
Sep 22 Sat Santa Cruz, CA at The Catalyst

WITH AGGROLITES
Oct 04 Thu New York, NY at Irving Plaza
Oct 06 Sat Carrboro, NC at Cat’s Cradle
Oct 07 Sun Washington, DC at Howard Theater
Oct 09 Tue Ann Arbor, MI at Blind Pig
Oct 11 Thu Chicago, IL at Reggie’s Rock Club
Oct 13 Sat Toronto, ON, Canada at Lee’s Palace
Oct 14 Sun Syracuse, NY at Westcott Theater
Oct 16 Tue Boston, MA at Paradise
Oct 17 Wed Stowe, VT at Rusty Nail
Oct 19 Fri Charlottesville, VA at Jefferson Theater
Oct 20 Sat Philadelphia, PA at The Blockley

For more info and to buy tickets for any of their shows visit their website here.

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I've been involved in the Los Angeles music scene since at least 1995 going to shows, promoting, spinning records and running labels. Ska and Early Reggae are my passion among other things of course.