UMe and Tuff Gong Worldwide are excited to announce a very special, one-off virtual performance from Ziggy Marley as part of the on-going Bob Marley 75th birthday celebrations that additionally includes Sirius/XM launching a limited-edition Tuff Gong Radio Channel and a partnership with One Tree Planted to combat deforestation by streaming Marley’s iconic music.
With a virtual performance set to take place on July 19 in conjunction with CEEK Virtual Reality, Ziggy Marley will be paying homage to his father’s timeless catalog, performing eleven of Bob Marley’s legendary songs in an intimate setting and livestreamed on Bob Marley’s official YouTube channel. Following the concert, the artist will be participating in an exclusive Q&A through CEEK’s content streaming platform. A select number of 360VR tracks will be available on Ceek’s Virtual Reality platform.
“With Ceek’s innovative technology, Ziggy Marley has created an immersive experience that’s rooted in Bob Marley’s passion and sense of community and honors his father’s legacy by bringing people together through the power of music,” said Bruce Resnikoff, President, and CEO, UMe.
SiriusXM are also launching their Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong Radio, which kicks off today, July 15 at 9 am PT/Noon ET. The limited-edition channel will feature the music of Bob Marley and his band The Wailers and highlight studio and live performances, widely popular songs, and rare tracks. Additionally, listeners will hear recordings from the Marley family as well as artists who are a part of the iconic brand and label founded by Bob Marley, Tuff Gong. Channel 42 will become Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong Radio from July 15 at 9 am PT/Noon ET through August 13 and will be available on the SiriusXM app in the Hip-Hop/R&B category, internet-connected devices and smart speakers.
In addition to Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong Radio, fans can also “Stream for Trees” to help the environment while celebrating Bob Marley’s music. One Tree Planted, a non-profit organization focused on global reforestation, in conjunction with UMe, is taking action and planting trees funded by fans streaming Bob Marley’s songs.
As uDiscover Music previously reported, Bob Marley’s acclaimed greatest hits collection Legend will be released as a limited-edition picture disc on 24 July. Featuring many of Marley’s most memorable songs, from “One Love/People Get Ready” to “Get Up, Stand Up,” “Is This Love” to “Jammin’,” “Could You Be Loved” to “Three Little Birds,” and eight more classics, in celebration of #BobMarley75, the album will be available in a limited edition picture disc presenting the iconic cover shot backed with a previously unseen image of Bob Marley.
Legend is out on July 24 and can be bought here.