As part of Hard Rock’s Ambassadors of Rock Tour and
in celebration of our Founders’ Day, this year marking the 40th
Anniversary of Hard Rock, the hotel is proud to present a
one-night-only, special performance by the legendary reggae band, The
Wailers, on Friday 17th June 2011 at Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya.
Tickets are available at THB 2,000 net and THB 2,500
net (VIP area) inclusive of 2 drinks. There is also an offer of special
room packages inclusive of breakfast for 2 persons and 2 tickets at THB
6,000 net (1 night) or THB 8,000 net (2 nights).
The Wailers tour in Asia includes dates at the Hard
Rock Cafes in Pattaya, Bali and Penang. They are best known for their
invigorating, energizing reggae music with hits, including “Get Up Stand
Up,” “I Shot the Sheriff, “ “No Woman No Cry,” “Buffalo Soldier,” and
countless more. Together with the late Bob Marley, they formed one of
the most successful reggae bands in the world and have sold more than
250 million albums worldwide. The band has produced more than 20 chart
hits, including seven Top 10 singles.
Outside of The Wailers’ groundbreaking work with
Marley, the band has also played or performed with international acts
like Sting, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana and Alpha Blondy. The Wailers
have also toured the globe, playing to an estimated 24 million people,
from the U.K. to Africa and the Far East.
Their nucleus formed in 1969, when Bob Marley, Bunny
Wailer, and Peter Tosh recruited the Barrett brothers – bassist Aston
“Family Man” and drummer Carly – from Lee Perry’s Upsetters to play on
hits such as “Lively Up Yourself”, “Trenchtown Rock”, “Duppy Conqueror”,
and many more besides. Inspired by Rastafari and their ambitions of
reaching an international audience, this is the line-up that pioneered
roots rock reggae, and signed to Island Records in 1971.
Bunny and Peter left two years later. It was at this
point that the in-demand Barrett brothers – whose rhythms also
underpinned innumerable seventies’ reggae hits by other acts – assumed
the title of The Wailers, and backed Marley on the group’s international
breakthrough album, Natty Dread. Under Family Man’s musical leadership,
they then partnered Bob Marley on a succession of hit singles and albums
that made him a global icon, winner of several lifetime achievement
awards, and Jamaica’s best-loved musical superstar.
Drummer Carlton “Carlie” Barrett died in 1987,
leaving his brother as the main beneficiary of the Wailers’ mantle.
Subsequent line-ups have revolved around Family Man, who is widely
regarded as one of the world’s greatest bass players. Modest and
unassuming, he was present on all of those unforgettable performances by
Bob Marley & The Wailers from the seventies.
Family Man continues to be the main axis of the
current Wailers – a group that’s one of the last, great reggae
institutions, yet which refuses to live off past glories. That’s because
Family Man represents tried and trusted roots authenticity and, along
with The Wailers, injects fresh excitement into a show that continues to
attract enthusiastic audiences from around the world.
This will is a show that is sure to rock you! For ticket and package
information, please call 038 428 755-9 or email rooms.pattaya@