The Slackers are a sextet based out of New York City. They mix together ska, reggae, soul, and rock n roll. Balancing strong rhythms with classic songwriting and poignant contemporary lyrics.
Since 1991, the Slackers have released fifteen albums and countless singles, while their 1000s of live performances feed their fans with energetic sets of ecstatic music. The press agrees: Modern Vinyl says “For some bands, hitting 25 years together seems light years away. For The Slackers, it’s a cause for celebration. The band is deeply rooted within the ska movement, while their 'Jamaican Rock n’ Roll' sound sets them apart from many bands today."
Other press state that the Slackers are “the best ska band in the world” (Rude International), “the pick of the US crop” (Metal Hammer), “the sound of New York’ (New York Times), “is about as close to perfect as it gets” (Ink 19), and “one of the best bands in the United States” (axs.com).
In recent years, their festival performances have included Warped Tour 2019, Punk Rock Bowling, Fest Florida, Boomtown Fair, Rebellion Fest, Mighty Sounds, Shamballa, Pouzza Fest, Austin Reggae Fest, and many others.
Their headlining dates in 2019 began with tours of Canada, the American midwest, and Florida. In June, their 'big slack giveback' tour hit free outdoor concerts spaces across the USA. Their fall 2019 European tour had 27 dates including 7 sellouts in towns like Manchester, Vienna, and Brussels. The band is finishing out 2019 with a 16 date 'holiday tour' across the United States. This includes multiple nights in Chicago, Denver, and Austin.
They close out the year at Webster Hall in New York City. Since 2018, the Slackers have been releasing a new single every 6 months. Their summer 2019 release, 'Way of a Woman'(screaming records), sold out of its first pressing in 2 days. Their next single, 'Babaroots' is due out on the NYCT label in December 2019.
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