Feb. 3 The Wailers w/ Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds and Duane Stephenson Bourbon Theatre, 1415 O St., Lincoln 7 p.m., $22 ADV/$25 DOS, bourbontheatre.com The Wailers are as synonymous with reggae as Mozart is with classical music. As the late Bob Marley’s backing band, The Wailers have toured the world selling over 250 million records. Although Aston “Family Man” Barrett is the only original member, the current lineup is overflowing with talented musicians who carry on Marley’s legacy. As Marley’s right hand man, Barrett witnessed the evolution and Americanization of reggae. At 68, Barrett is intent on carrying reggae’s universal language of truth, culture and reality. “Reggae music is the art of the people. We are like one. We all have to live and work as a family,” Barrett says. “My duty is to keep the spirit of Bob Marley alive. Thy will must be done.” Playing to an estimated 24 million people since the group’s 1974 inception, The Wailers are joined by openers Tomorrows Bad Seeds and Duane Stephenson in Lincoln for what is to be another stellar performance.


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