The Slackers & Faintest Idea on Thursday 29th September 2022
For 30 years, the NYC-based and critically acclaimed Slackers have been touring the world with their blend of Ska, Reggae, and Soul.
The Slackers are a sextet based out of New York City. They mix together ska, reggae, soul, and rock n roll, balancing strong rhythms with classic songwriting and poignant contemporary lyrics.
Since 1991, the Slackers have released fifteen albums and countless singles, while their 1000s of live performances feed their fans with energetic sets of ecstatic music.
The press state that the Slackers are “the best ska band in the world” (Rude International), “the pick of the US crop” (Metal Hammer), “the sound of New York’ (New York Times), “is about as close to perfect as it gets” (Ink 19), and “one of the best bands in the United States”
In normal years, the Slackers play around 100 live shows a year, but 2020 put that to a screeching halt. Looking for a safe and responsible way to perform, the band switched to livestreams and they made 4 livestream full band concerts. Each concert was broadcast worldwide and reached 1000s of attendees. In addition to concerts, the band kept busy with dozens of performances by individual band members on Facebook and Instagram.
During quarantine the band stayed active recording. A new album, 'Don't Let The Sunlight Fool Ya' (Pirates Press) is slated for release on April 15, 2022. The first single from this album, 'Windowland/I Almost Lost You' came out in November 2021.
Now in 2022, the band is currently booked for only 60 dates including dates in the United States, Canada, the UK, and EU, and we're ecstatic to welcome them to Kanteena!
Music Genres: Reggae, Rock & Roll, Ska, Soul
This event has Covid secure measures in place
Contactless entry using Skiddle RapidScan
Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus
Hand gel available on site
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