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Fyah in the Trenches

New Zealand pacific roots reggae ambassadors KATCHAFIRE kick off their first 2019 USA tour late this month, around their festival slots on One Love in California and Arizona Roots Festival. All club shows also feature special guests Maui’s irrepressible singer/guitarist Jordan T who has shared many stages with Katchafire, along with the smooth soulful tones & feel good vibes of Swells from Orange County who has just released a new EP.

Katchafire’s ‘Fyah In The Trenches’ tour will celebrate the release of their new video/single scheduled to premiere with a Watch Party/Live chat with the band on their Official YouTube Channel (date dependant on country) – UTC 24 January 2019 at 21:00**


Thu (Jan 31, 2019) Muckleshoot Casino, Auburn WA with Jordan T & Swells
Fri (Feb 1, 2019) Muckleshoot Casino, Auburn WA with Jordan T & Swells
Sat (Feb 2, 2019) Armory, Ashland OR with Jordan T, Swells & The Current
Wed (Feb 6, 2019) Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz CA with Jordan T & Swells
Thu (Feb 7, 2019) Longboard Margarita Bar, Pacifica CA with Jordan T & Swells
Fri (Feb 8, 2019) Music Box, San Diego CA with Jordan T & Swells
Sat (Feb 9, 2019) Arizona Roots Festival, Chandler AZ
Sun (Feb 10, 2019) One Love Festival, Long Beach CA
Mon (Feb 11, 2019) Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas NV with Jordan T, Swells & Mystic Roots

KATCHAFIRE released their highly anticipated 5th studio album ‘LEGACY’ (Universal NZ / Zojak Worldwide) on 1st June 2018, and within hours hit No.1 on the New Zealand iTunes album chart and No.1 on the USA iTunes Reggae chart. The ‘LEGACY’ album also impacted iTunes charts around the world… No.1 in Fiji, No.8 in Poland, No.24 in Australia, No.56 in Lichtenstein and Ivory Coast, No.57 in USA, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Maldives, Myanmar, Palestine and Libyan Arab Jamahiriya!!

KATCHAFIRE were nominated for Group Of The Year at the Island Music Awards in Hawaii in June, and were also nominated for Best Roots Artist & Best Maori Artist at the 2018 New Zealand Music Awards (Nov 2018).

The ‘LEGACY’ album is exciting and fresh with messages of love, hope, togetherness, and family, featuring 12 brand new songs that the boys worked on between their extremely busy touring schedule, bringing you vibes, sounds and harmonies you expect from the brothers of the ‘Fire with some brand new feels and flavours sprinkled in the recipe.

Hailing from Kirikiriroa in Aotearoa (Hamilton in New Zealand) KATCHAFIRE have become a global roots reggae phenomenon. The all Maori reggae band bring their pure classic sound to music lovers worldwide delivering one of the most authentic Reggae shows around today.

They didn’t come from privilege, they didn’t have famous parents; they were ruff n tumble youths who had their lives changed by reggae music who have grown into humble husbands and fathers still finding joy spreading the love all over the world.

With their previous four successful studio albums, multiple awards, platinum sales, high-selling singles and a massive fanbase selling out shows around the world, the band have been celebrating 20 years of existence on their Legacy Tour.

KATCHAFIRE have created a universal vibe, crafting their sound from the foundations of classic roots reggae with an R’n’B and funk rub, fusing modern dancehall and with slinky pop, cool grooves and uplifting vibes.