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Bob Marley Updates: Wailers Announce 40th Anniversary 'Legend' Tour After 'One Love' Biopic Smashes Box Office Expectations

'We’ll be playing the album in its entirety,' the Wailers said in a social media post.

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Bob Marley's band the Wailers will tour the U.K. later this year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their compilation album 'Legends.'

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The past few days have been big for fans of the late reggae legend Bob Marley.

Today his band the Wailers just announced a U.K. tour to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their massive-selling compilation album Legend. The group will hit cities in Scotland, England and Wales between Nov. 11 and 25.

"We’ll be playing the album in its entirety," the band said in an Instagram post noting that tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. local time on Friday, Feb. 23.

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Bob Marley
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'We’ll be playing the album in its entirety,' the Wailers said in a social media post.

This came after the musical biopic Bob Marley: One Love exceeded expectations by raking in more than $50 million during its first week in theaters, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film, produced by Bob's children Ziggy and Cedella in conjunction with his widow Rita, covers the recording of the 1977 album Exodus and the next few years of his life. During that period, the musician survived an assassination attempt and hoped his songs could heal Jamaica's post-colonial wounds.

"My family and I are honored with the amazing response to Bob Marley: One Love," Ziggy said in a statement provided to The Hollywood Reporter.

"Like my father’s music, this movie is meant for the people and his message of peace, love and unity is clearly connecting with audiences around the world. We thank the people for embracing this film and in so doing helping to highlight the message of one love."

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Legend was released three years after Bob's death in 1981. It peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200, but made history last year year after it spent 800 weeks on the chart. Legend has also been certified platinum fifteen times over.

Bob released 13 studio albums with the Wailers. The final one, Confrontation, came out in 1983. Their debut ska record The Wailing Wailers came out in 1965. This LP preceded Bob's iconic dreadlocks.

All of this news came after Bob's sons Damian and Steven announced a U.S. tour in December. The brothers will start their trek in San Francisco this Wednesday, Feb. 21 and end in Chicago on March 30.

The pair's set list obtained by Consequence includes several songs from Legend including, "Is This Love," "Could You Be Loved" and "Jamming." The film is named after the track "One Love," which also appears on the compilation album.

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This came after the biopic 'Bob Marley: One Love' smashed box office expectations following its release earlier this month.

Here's a list of the upcoming Wailers tour dates:

11/13 – Newcastle @ NX

11/14 – Glasgow @ SWG3 Galvanizers

11/15 – Manchester @ O2 Ritz

11/16 – Sheffield @ The Leadmill

11/19 – Leeds @ O2 Academy

11/20 – Cardiff @ Tramshed

11/21 – Cambridge @ The Junction

11/22 – London @ Indigo at the O2

11/23 – Oxford @ O2 Academy

11/24 – Bournemouth @ O2 Academy

11/25 – Bristol @ O2 Academy

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Bob Marley
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Bob's sons Damian and Stephen just announces a U.S. tour that will also include tracks from 'Legends.'

And here's a list of the upcoming Damian/Stephen concerts:

02/21 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic

02/22 – Wheatland, CA @ Hard Rock Live Sacramento

02/24 – Boise, ID @ Revolution Concert House & Event Center

02/25 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre

02/26 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

02/27 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre

03/17 – St Petersburg, FL @ Reggae Rise Up Florida*

03/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia

03/20 – Washington DC @ The Fillmore Silver Spring

03/22 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall^

03/23 – Boston, MA @ Citizens House of Blues Boston

03/25 – Toronto, ON @ HISTORY

03/26 – Montreal, QC @ MTELUS

03/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Paramount

03/29 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit

03/30 – Chicago, IL @ Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom


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