The line-up of artistes has been released for Exodus 40 Live, the all-star tribute concert to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Bob Marley’s iconic album, Exodus.
Don Was has been tapped as musical director for the event which will take place on November 1 at Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. The initial line-up also features Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, Tom Morello, Gary Clark Jr, Jim James, Citizen Cope, Aloe Blacc, Cyril Neville and Terence Higgins. The organisers note that additional artistes will be revealed in the coming weeks.
“After listening to Ziggy’s restatement of Exodus 40: The Movement Continues, the album struck me as something so powerful and rarely seen live in its entirety,” said Don Was in a statement. “I am thrilled to be a part of this show with Ziggy and Stephen, and perform these songs for the fans.”
“Bob Marley’s songs, and the songs of Exodus, are more important than ever. I can’t think of any better way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this iconic album than alongside his family and these incredible musicians,” added Keith Wortman, founder and CEO of Blackbird Presents — producers of the event.
Marley recorded Exodus in London early in 1977 after an assassination attempt in his native Jamaica. Bob Marley & The Wailers’ ninth studio album was released on June 3, 1977 featuring such incredible songs as the title track, Jamming, Waiting In Vain, Three Little Birds and Natural Mystic.