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JOHN BROWN’S BODY’S FIREFLIES DEBUTS AT #1 ON THE BILLBOARD REGGAE CHART

 THE BAND IS NATIONALLY TOURING IN SUPPORT OF THE NEW ALBUM

John Brown’s Body’s Fireflies has debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae chart.  Fireflies (released September 9, 2016 on Easy Star Records) is the band’s eleventh full-length release and celebrates a fruitful 20-year career, encapsulating the evolution of the band while demonstrating that they are nowhere close to stopping.  The album debuted impressively on other Billboard charts including #25 on the Heatseekers Chart.  The album mirrors the success of 2013’s Kings and Queens album and 2008’s Amplify, which both debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Chart.

“It’s truly impressive to see JBB fans from 20 years ago continue to grow with the band alongside new fans embracing their new album worldwide.  Their sound continues to evolve from release to release appealing to a wide audience from different music scenes and lifestyles outside their core reggae community.  JBB’s consistent musical output and live shows combined with their dedicated fans is what helped them reach #1,” says Easy Star CEO Eric Smith.

The band is currently on tour showcasing songs from the new album and back catalog.  Press accolades for Fireflies have been pouring in from a diversity of media outlets.

“Rightly hailed as one of America’s very best reggae bands…” – Nice Up

“The song embodies the growth of the band over the past 20 years, showing a mixture of old and new.”- Billboard

“Fireflies is a fine album from one of the hardest working bands in the business.  While it is JBB’s commitment to the fundamental sound of roots and culture that makes them one of the most respected acts around, they continue to experiment and evolve their sound, redefining modern roots with each successive release.” – Midnight Raver Blog

“John Brown’s Body is the best reggae band in America. Whether bubbling in a dancehall style or building their own trademarked dense, swirling postmodern reggae grooves, JBB makes music that positively demands to be put on repeat.” – CD HotList

Tour Dates:

 

3.17 | Rincon, PR | RAMAS Festival

3.24 | Albany, NY | The Hollow

3.25 | W. Dover, VT | Snow Barn

4.7 | Carrabassett Valley, ME | Sugarloaf

4.21 | Baltimore, MD | The 8×10

4.22 | Brooklyn, NY | Brooklyn Bowl

4.28 | Buffalo, NY | Iron Works

4.29 | Syracuse, NY | The Westcott Theater

5.26-28 | Monterey, CA | California Roots

7.14 | Boston, MA | Rock On! Boat Cruise

Tickets at www.johnbrownsbody.com/tour/

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