Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons; Cliff in 1997
Beloved reggae/ska icon Jimmy Cliff has set a July 17th release date for his upcoming album, Rebirth, according to Universal Music.
"I was inspired to re-visit my musical past and decided to go back to my roots on this record," said Cliff. "Rebirth is a new chapter in my life and signifies a rebirth in my career and all I have left to accomplish."
The new thirteen track album will feature Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong on helm as producer. This will be the second time in recent years that the two have paired up as Armstrong also produced Cliff’s Sacred Fire EP which was released late in 2011.
"Jimmy is one of my musical heroes and I've been responding to his music my entire life," said Armstrong. "I enjoy the creative spontaneity of collaborating with other people. I always want to try new things. It's the type of creative energy I have."
Fan’s looking to catch the Jamaican star in person can do so when Cliff kicks off the US leg of his current world tour on June 5, 2012, in Brooklyn, NY, at Celebrate Brooklyn! Opening Night Gala and Concert at Prospect Park Bandshell.
And here is the rest of the US dates:
19 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
21 - Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock Hotel (Pool Stage)
22 - Inglewood, CA - Hollywood Park
23 - Boonville, CA - Mendocino County Fairground
24 - Portland, OR - Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
26 - Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
27 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
29 - Milawaukee, WI - Summerfest
1 - Queens, NY - Roy Wilkens Park
2 - Annapolis, MD - Ram's Head
4 - Louisville, KY - Waterfront Independence Festival
6 - Sursee, Switzerland - Summer Sound Openair
7 - La Perrière (Normandy), France - Les Estivales de la Perrière
8 - Turku, Finland - Ruis-Rock Festival
12 - La Grande-Motte, France - Theatre de Verdure
14 - Guildford, UK - Guilfest
16 - Madrid, Spain - Veranos De La Villa
19 - Manosque, France - Festival Musiks à Manosque
22 - Pfaeffikon, Switzerland - Reeds Festival
27 - Malmesbury, UK - WOMAD Festival
28 - Dorset, UK - Camp Bestival
29 - Selestat, France - Lez' Arts Sceniques
1 - Stockholm, Sweden - Grona Lund
3 - Gignac, France - Festival Ecaussyteme
4 - Crozon, France - Festival du Bout du Monde
6 - London, UK - Indigo 2
8 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
10 - Bildein, Austria - Picture On Festival