Lee “Scratch” Perry + Subatomic Sound’s Blackboard Jungle Dub 45th Anniversary Tour

Blackboard Jungle Dub

Released in 1973 (and originally credited to his band, The Upsetters), Lee “Scratch” Perry‘s Blackboard Jungle Dub was the first full-length dub LP, igniting a revolution in sound that’s still unfolding today.

The techniques pioneered by Perry on that and other early releases continue to infiltrate all aspects of recorded music; Scratch, now 82 yet youthful as ever, continues to tour each year.

This month, Scratch and his long-time band, Subatomic Sound System, are hitting the road to bring audiences the Blackboard Jungle Dub album performed in its entirety for the first time, on the occasion of its 45th anniversary. The tour, presented by LargeUp, SubPac and Dub Champions Festival, kicks off this Friday, Oct. 12 at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom, and concludes on Halloween at Gateway City Arts in Holyoke, Mass. Well, that’s it for now, at least. We’re told more dates may be TBA.

Check the dates below to find out if and when Blackboard Jungle Dub is coming to your city, and get advance tickets for all shows here.

12-Oct | Vancouver, BC    @CommodoreBallroom
13-Oct | Seattle, WA    @NectarLounge
14-Oct | Portland,OR    @AlladinTheater 
17-Oct | Los Angeles, CA    @theEchoLA @DubClubLA
18-Oct | San Francisco, CA    @TheChapelSF @FolkYeah
19-Oct | Santa Cruz, CA    @RioTheatreSantaCruz
20-Oct | San Luis Obispo, CA    @SLObrew 
21-Oct | Sonoma, CA    @The_Reel_Fish_Shop 
24-Oct | Asbury Park, NJ    @HouseOfIndependents
25-Oct | Philadelphia, PA    @ArdmoreMusicHall
26-Oct | Washington DC    @RocknRollHotel
27-Oct | Brooklyn, NY    @ElsewhereSpace
28-Oct | Boston, MA    @MidEastClub
30-Oct | Burlington, VT @ Club Metronome
31-Oct | Holyoke MASS @gatewaycityarts
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