Date(s) - 31/10/2014
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Backstage Bar & Billiards
Smash Magazine presents reggae group Fortunate Youth on Friday, October 31 at Backstage Bar & Billiards. Opening acts include The Expanders and Thrive.
Doors open at 8 p.m. with the show beginning at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and day of show. Advance tickets are on sale now and available online at www.smashmagazine.com or www.ticketfly.com. The show is 21+ with valid ID.
Fortunate Youth is a collaboration of South Bay reggae stand-outs who have created a phenomenal 6-piece masterpiece bringing more fire to the stage than ever before. A combination of rootsy vibes and unique bass lines united with multiple harmonies, boisterous guitar solos and heavy keys separates Fortunate Youth from every other mainstream reggae band. With a high energy approach and positive stage presence, Fortunate Youth provides an unforgettable show to every music fan leaving them feeling euphoric and curious of what might happen next.
In 2011, they supported Tribal Seeds on their nationwide Tribal Youth Tour to spread their conscious music to the nation. Fortunate Youth then linked up with The Green, from Hawaii, for a Midwest/West Coast tour before jumping back in the studio to record. They hit the masses promoting only their 6-song EP Uplifted (2011) and just released full-length album, Irie State of Mind (2011). Upon releasing their first full-length album, they quickly rose to No. 2 on the iTunes Reggae Charts and also locked in a No.13 position on Billboard Top 100 Reggae Albums.
Fortunate Youth toured very heavily in 2012 supporting headliners The Expendables and Tribal Seeds, as well as headlining their own “Nationwide Summer of Sweet Love Tour.” They also made their first mark internationally by playing four shows in Costa Rica.
The sextet’s most recent release, It’s All a Jam (2013), hit numerous charts including No. 1 on Billboard Reggae Charts, No. 10 on Billboard Pacific Heatseekers Chart, No. 23 on Billboard National Heatseeker Chart. It’s All a Jam also hit No. 1 on iTunes Reggae Charts and No. 46 on iTunes Overall Charts. Fortunate Youth followed the album release with a 55-show national headline tour including a sold-out performance at the Cali Roots Festival in Monterey, Calif.
They have had the honor to share the stage with bands such notable bands including Groundation, Toots & the Maytals, The Green, the Wailers, Katchafire, Tribal Seeds, the Expendables, Pepper, Dirty Heads, Natural Vibrations, Tomorrows Bad Seeds and Sashamon.
ABOUT BACKSTAGE BAR & BILLIARDS
Backstage Bar & Billiards, or “Triple B,” is part upscale billiards lounge and part rock ‘n’ roll museum and homage to subculture. The venue in downtown Las Vegas features some of the world’s biggest DJs, live musical acts and is often considered to be one of Vegas’ best spots to play some pool and have a brew.
For more information, please visit www.backstagebarandbilliards.com.