Matisyahu in Atlanta, Jan. 7-8
On Jan. 7 & 8, at 8 p.m., MJCCA Arts + Culture presents “An Acoustic Evening with Matisyahu.” Matisyahu, the Grammy-nominated rapper with the top hits “One Day” and “King Without a Crown,” returns to Atlanta with a blended genre of music incorporating reggae, beat-boxing, alternative rock and inspirational messages. The Jan. 7 concert will be held at the Morris & Rae Frank Theatre at the MJCCA (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody). The Jan. 8 concert will be held at City Winery in Ponce City Market (650 North Avenue, Atlanta).
When Matisyahu first started touring to packed clubs more than eleven years ago, it was prior to the release of Live at Stubbs, the now Gold record, and prior to that record’s single “King without a Crown” reaching No. 1 on the alternative rock radio charts. His performances were a raw expression of his spirituality at that time.
Now, years later, fans who have seen Matisyahu before are saying that they have never seen him like this. What makes this music so engaging and unmatched, is that Matisyahu; a vocalist with no other instrument at his disposal, is an integral creative part in the improvisation. During the most recent Fall 2015 tour, video and audio posts of Matisyahu music inspired a steady stream of comments and inquiries asking, “What album is this song on?” But, it’s not on any album. Matisyahu’s songs are of that moment and that moment only. And these moments have the ability to connect the many different kinds of Matisyahu fans.
Matisyahu spoke about his transformation. “The last decade of my life has been immersed in my spirituality, and I really took that as far as I could take it. I’ve started to find other things resonating…”
Matisyahu Ticket Prices / Contact Info:
MJCCA Concert, 1/7/17: MJCCA Member: $45 – $100; Community: $65 – $100
City Winery Concert, 1/8/17: MJCCA Member: $45 – $100; Community: $50 – $100
Special VIP Pricing: $100 (includes premium seating, post-show meet & greet, photo/autograph)
Purchase Tickets: 678.812.4002, or visit www.atlantajcc.org/boxoffice.