NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Ma 6, 2011— Stephen Marley announces the forthcoming release of a new solo studio album entitled, Revelation Part 1: The Root of Life which is due to hit streets on Universal Records / Ghetto Youths International, Inc. on May 24, 2011. Later this year, the five-time Grammy Award winning producer, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and second son of legendary reggae artist, Bob Marley plans to release a follow-up to the Root of Life entitled, Revelation Part 2: The Fruit of Life, which will lean towards more of what Marley describes as an “eclectic feel”. While Stephen Marley has built a formidable reputation handily navigating between genres, Revelation Part 1: The Root of Life marks a return to Marley’s roots reggae foundation.
‘Jah Army’, the first single off of Revelation Part 1: The Root of Life is a timeless, dub- tinged Rastafarian anthem that the reggae star collaborated with his brother, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley. Written and produced by Stephen Marley, the Marley brothers recorded ‘Jah Army’ at Tuff Gong studios in Kingston, Jamaica and the Lion’s Den in Miami, Florida. Lyrically exclaiming, “We are soldiers in Jah Army”, Stephen Marley’s new single had set off a fire-storm of media frenzy when a few versions of the single, including a version with vocals by the Marley brothers alongside Buju Banton and a remix version which is complete with a selection from a classic Biggie Smalls freestyle, surfaced online in December of 2010.
Giving fans a taste of what to expect from his new album Revelation Part 1: The Root of Life, Stephen Marley recently released a follow-up track to ‘Jah Army’ entitled, ‘No Cigarette Smoking’. The sultry cut features the smoky vocals of Guyanese-Canadian singer Melanie Fiona and has made its debut at #1 on the Reggae iTunes charts.
This summer, Stephen Marley will embark on the Revelation Part 1: The Root of Life tour. Fans can anticipate Stephen Marley to announce additional tour dates and special guests which will be joining him on stage throughout 2011.
STEPHEN MARLEY REVELEATION PART 1: THE ROOT OF LIFE TOUR – JUNE / JULY 2011:
WED JUNE 8
VENTURA CA @ VENTURA THEATRE
THUR JUNE 9
SAN DIEGO CA @ HOUSE OF BLUES
FRI JUNE 10
LAS VEGAS NV @ HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO – OUTDOOR POOL
SAT JUNE 11
SAN BERNADINO CA @ SPRING GATHERING FESTIVAL AT NOS EVENT CENTER
SUN JUNE 12
LOS ANGELES CA @ THE GREEK THEATRE
WED JUNE 15
SAN FRANCISCO CA @ THE FILLMORE
THUR JUNE 16
ARCATA CA @ ARCATA THEATRE
FRI JUNE 17
ASHLAND OREGON @ ASHLAND ARMORY
SAT JUNE 18
PORTLAND OR @ ROSELAND THEATRE
SUN JUNE 19
SEATTLE WA @ THE SHOWBOX
TUE JUNE 21
SPOKANE WA @ THE KNITTING FACTORY
THUR JUNE 23
ASPEN CO @ BELLY UP
FRI JUNE 24
BOND CO @ STATE BRIDGE LODGE
SAT JUNE 25
BOULDER CO @ BOULDER THEATRE
SUN JUNE 26
FT. COLLINS CO @ MISHAWAKA AMPITHEATRE
FRI JULY 1
ROTHBURY MI @ ELECTRIC FOREST FESTIVAL
SAT JULY 2
MILWAUKEE WI @ SUMMERFEST
FRI JULY 8
QUEBEC CITY QC @ INTERNATIONAL SUMMER FESTIVAL
A $1.00 donation to the Ghetto Youths Foundation will be included in each Root of Life tour ticket price.
In addition, Marley’s Mellow Mood has been proudly added as one of the sponsors of the Stephen Marley Revelation Part 1: The Root of Life Tour. Marley’s Mellow Mood, created with the family of Bob Marley, has become one of the beverage industry’s breakout hits of the year. A portion of all sales benefits 1Love.org, the Marley family non-profit initiative, which works to continue promoting the legacy of their father by supporting charities that empower youth, protect the planet and promote peace.
Stephen Marley’s ‘Jah Army’ and ‘No Cigarette Smoking’ singles are currently available for purchase on www.itunes.com .
A catalogue of releases and more information on Ghetto Youths International, Inc. can be found by visiting www.ghettoyouths.com .
For more information on Stephen Marley please visit: www.stephenmarleymusic.com , www.facebook.com/stephenraggamarley , www.twitter.com/stephenmarley1
To find out more about Marley’s Mellow Mood, visit the website at