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Published: 2011/09/27

Matisyahu’s Festival of Light

Matisyahu has confirmed his sixth annual Festival of Light Hannukah tour. Like most of his recent shows, Matis’ band will consist of Dub Trio, who appear on his release Live at Stubb’s Vol. II. The singer’s Hannukah shows will kick off with three nights at Brooklyn, NY’s Music Hall of Williamsburg, where Matis holds the record for the most sold-out shows of any artist. The tour also includes stops in New York, Philadelphia, Portland, ME and Washington, DC. A variety of acts will open for Matis and additional guests will likely sit in on several Festival of Light dates (we’re willing to wager his disco ball Hanukkah menorah will return as well). Dub Trio will pull double duty on December 20 and will also open the night.

Matisyahu’s Festival of Light

December 19 Brooklyn, NY—Music Hall of Williamsburg (Aunt Martha opens)
December 20 Brooklyn, NY—Music Hall of Williamsburg (Dub Trio opens)
December 21 Brooklyn, NY—Music Hall of Williamsburg (Adam Deitch and Break Science opens)
December 22 New York, NY—Webster Hall (Cris Cab opens)
December 24 Philadelphia, PA—TLA (Cris Cab opens)
December 26 Portland, ME—State Theatre (Cris Cab opens)
December 27 Burlington, VT—Higher Ground (Cris Cab opens)
December 28 Washington, DC—9:30 Club (Cris Cab opens)


There are 5 comments associated with this post

drasticjasper September 27, 2011, 16:23:10

Ugh this guy is horrible saw him on iclips and had to turn it off note to hebrew rap is not jamband music mmmkayy?

wakeNjake September 27, 2011, 17:41:31

agreed ive seen him open for 311 a whileeeee ago personally i wasnt diggin it and i kinda like some of his studio stuff. def would not associate him with jambands i think most ppl who frequent this site would agree

LightBringer September 29, 2011, 13:40:22

Matisyahu has soul and immense talent, something that is lacking in those who comment simply to complain. Your mother does not work here so have someone else wipe your nose, little guys!

Dr Hava September 29, 2011, 13:42:39

Of course Matis jams! If you don’t know the backstory, don’t question the sequel. C/:^)>

Hortencia July 11, 2012, 18:09:29

Interesting to compare this to Mahalia Jackson. Both she and Matisyahu have taken gernes of contemporary music (blues and rap respectively) and brought them into the realm of the religious. While this has enabled Matisyahu to stand out in the rap world and given him a unique identity, I wonder what the response is in the Jewish world. Many criticized Jackson for bringing the devil’s music into the church. Today many view rap as the blues was viewed about a century ago. I wouldn’t doubt that Matisyahu has been hotly criticized for the direction of his music.

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