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Reggae legends set for Norwich

PUBLISHED: 14:40 03 October 2018

Reggae legends Toots & the Maytals will perform at UEA in Norwich on October 14.

Reggae legends Toots & the Maytals will perform at UEA in Norwich on October 14.

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Reggae legends Toots and the Maytals will perform in Norwich this month.

Toots & the Maytals 2018 UK tour poster.Toots & the Maytals 2018 UK tour poster.

The band will play at the LCR in UEA on Sunday October 14 as part of their 2018 UK tour.

The Maytals, led by Frederink “Toots” Hibbert, formed in Kingston, Jamaica in 1961. In that decade and the following, the band released more than a dozen albums, helping to spread reggae around the world. Their 1968 song ‘Do the Reggay’ was the first song to use the word. Five-times Grammy Award nominees, they won the Best Reggae album category in 2005 for ‘True Love’. The album featured earlier hits re-recorded alongside popular artists including Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Keith Richards, No Doubt, Ben Harper and Shaggy.

Toots said: “The UK is a home from home for Toots and the Maytals, so we’re looking forward to seeing all our friends during our tour. To bring joy with my music is my greatest aspiration. We give 100% every night, and our fans give us that energy back every time.”

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