Grammy-nominated artist Matisyahu announces his Third Annual Festival Of Light shows in New York City this December. The eight-show series includes dates in Manhattan and Brooklyn for a total of four shows in each borough, featuring special guests each night, including Brett Dennen, Easy Star All-Stars, Assembly of Dust, Asher Roth, The Leevees, Little Jackie, U Melt and a special surprise DJ soon to be announced. The festival begins December 21, the first night of Chanukah, and concludes December 30. Festival of Light marks the final leg of Matisyahu’s extensive fall tour, which coincides with the release of his upcoming EP, Shattered (Epic Records, October 21). The four-song EP features tracks from his new full-length album, Light (due out in early 2009).
Previous Festival of Light shows have included special guests Tim Reynolds, Blues Traveler and The Wailers. This year Matisyahu will kick off the Third Annual Festival of Lights show at Webster Hall in Manhattan on December 21 with a very special guest DJ set. Acclaimed singer-songwriter Brett Dennen will open the final festival show on December 30 at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, playing a solo set. The Levees (featuring Adam Gardner of Guster), U-Melt, Assembly of Dust and Easy Star All-Stars performing songs from “Radiodread” and “Dub Side of the Moon” will also join Matisyahu on stage during the holiday festival.
Tickets for Festival of Light shows will be available for pre-sale on October 15 and will go on sale to the general public on October 17. Tickets may be purchased either through no fee box offices at the Mercury Lounge in Manhattan and the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn or at www.ticketmaster.com.
Dec 21 – Webster Hall w/ DJ set by TBA – New York, NY
Dec 22 – Webster Hall w/ The Leevees – New York, NY
Dec 23 – Webster Hall w/ U Melt – New York, NY
Dec 25 – Webster Hall w/ Easy Star All-Stars – New York, NY
Dec 27 – Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Asher Roth – Brooklyn, NY
Dec 28 – Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Assembly of Dust – Brooklyn, NY
Dec 29 – Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Little Jackie – Brooklyn, NY
Dec 30 – Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Brett Dennen – Brooklyn, NY