Never in a million years would you think that the world’s top reggae artist would be a white Hasidic Jew, but that’s exactly what Billboard named the musician known as Matisyahu in 2006. Straight outta Crown Heights, Matisyahu is a reformed Phish-head, Orthodox Jewish convert whose unique brand of scat-rap-beatbox-reggae is something you have to see to believe.
With three studio albums and the Top 40 hit King Without a Crown, Matisyahu is a bonafide dancehall superstar every day of the week except Fridays when he abstains from performing on the Jewish Sabbath. Matisyahu has performed with Sting and opened for Sublime, been invited onstage by Trey Anastasio of Phish, recorded One Day with Akon, appeared on the P.O.D. album Testify and is a spokesperson for Kenneth Cole. Matisyahu tickets to see the Matisyahu tour through September 2011 are a hot item.
Matisyahu practices with the Karliner branch of Judaism where the adherents are known to scream ecstatically in prayer. Matisyahu lyrics on the album Matisyahu Youth are laced with deep spirituality and soulfulness and seeing this one of a kind performer during one of the many Matisyahu tour dates is a sublime experience. Get cheap Matisyahu tickets now at TicketLiquidator!