CANADIAN TOUR DATES STARTING ON SEPTEMBER 27th
Listen to new track 'Every Breath':
For Immediate Release: September 11, 2014
(Vancouver, BC) - The Canadian reggae infiltration has begun! And Alberta reggae band Tasman Jude are setting the course with the release of their much anticipated debut full-length album 'Green' on October 7th. The band will also be hitting the road in support of the album with a Cross-Canada Tour starting on September 27th. See below for a full listing of tour dates.
Tasman Jude's new album 'Green' is the first in a series of 3 planned concept albums for the band. The 3 album 'Green, Gold, Red' package is meant to encompass the diversity of reggae music with each album taking on a different form of the genre. The first album 'Green' takes on the rootsy, earthy side of reggae. The 2nd album 'Gold' will have a bit more island pop, and the 3rd album 'Red' will be a little more ska/aggresive. These 3 combined albums will provide Tasman Jude's full take on reggae - going back to roots of reggae music which teaches of God, peace, love, joy, truth, freedom, justice, unity and serenity.
The town of Grande Prairie, Alberta, may seem like the last place you'd find a killer reggae band but that's exactly where Tasman Jude was formed. The band officially started when Al Peterson & Caleb “BraveHart” Hart decided on a whim to climb on stage together back in January 2013. After only 3 improvised songs, they were surrounded by a crowd of people asking where their music could be found and so Tasman Jude (now including Adam Paananen and Derek Wilder) was established.
Less than 3 months after their serendipitous first performance, Tasman Jude released their debut EP 'El Norteño' which quickly rose to #2 on the Canadian iTunes reggae chart. The lead single'Take You Away' won a music video grant from Public Records and continued to win them a larger audience both at home and internationally. Soon after, the band recorded another single 'Family', with Earl Pereira (Wide Mouth Mason & The Steadies). The song received lots of radio airplay and the theme of “Family” truly came to define Tasman Jude. Both in the band and within their community, there is an understanding that love is truly what matters in this world and it is what binds us all.
“We don’t have fans, we have family members,” says lead vocalist Caleb Hart. “ These people support us, love us and we hope to give them something more than music back."
After Tasman Jude finishes their Canadian Tour in November they plan to keep the momentum going with tours in Australia and the Caribbean (Caleb Hart is originally from Trinidad-Tobago). The band is also giving back with this album. $1 from every 'Green' record sold will be given to Tree Canada which will equal one tree planted for every 4 albums.
Tasman Jude's debut full-length album 'Green' will be available on iTunes and all other digital retailers on October 7th, 2014. Look for the band on their Cross-Canada Tour starting on September 27th. More dates to be announced soon, please visit tasmanjude.com for the most up-to-date tour listings.
TASMAN JUDE - 'GREEN' TRACK LISTING RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 7, 2014 (Independent) 1. Intro 2. Green (Zion) 3. Yahweh 4. Fugue State 5. Tasman Jude 6. Follow Your Dreams 7. Every Breath 8. Freedom Is Rising (w/ Elijah Ray) 9. All We Need (One Love)
TASMAN JUDE UPCOMING CANADIAN TOUR DATES: September 27 – Grande Prairie, AB – Showcase Centre October 1 – Saskatoon, SK – Rock Bottom October 7 - North Bay, ON - Capitol Centre October 10 - Toronto, ON - 3030 Club October 16 - Sault Ste. Marie, ON - Lop Lop's October 17 – Thunder Bay, ON – The Foundry October 18 – Winnipeg, MB – TBA October 24 – Lloydminster, SK – The Root October 25 - Edmonton, AB - Studio Music Foundation October 29 - Breton, AB - Breton Faith Covenant October 30 – Calgary, AB – Ironwood October 31 – Vernon, BC – The Paddle Wheel November 1 - Saanich, BC - Mcrea's Bistro November 2 - Qualicum Beach, BC - CFC Church November 4 - Victoria, BC - Copper Owl November 6 – Duncan, BC – The New Duncan Showroom November 8 - Revelstoke, AB - The Last Drop November 12 - Lethbridge, AB - The Acoustic Owl November 13 – Jasper, AB – De’d Dog November 14 - Red Deer, AB – Fratter’s November 15 - Olds, AB - Traxx