Grammy Winning Roots Reggae: Steel Pulse Will Return to Missoula

Grammy award winning reggae band Steel Pulse will return to Missoula for a live concert at the Wilma on April 11, 2019.

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For over four decades, Steel Pulse has been a dominant force in the roots reggae music scene. The Birmingham, England-bred band released their 1978 debut album Handsworth Revolution to critical acclaim. It included their first big single “Ku Klux Klan” and the title track which went on to be one of their biggest songs. 1982 saw them release their fourth album, True Democracy, which includes hit songs like “Your House,” “Chant A Psalm,” and “Man No Sober.” Next came their 1984 album, Earth Crisis, featuring more hits like “Roller Skates” and “Steppin Out,” which was nominated for a Grammy for Best Reggae Recording.

Steel Pulse made history in 1987 when they became the first non-Jamaican reggae band to win a Grammy for Best Reggae Album for their LP,  Babylon The Bandit. They went on to be nominated for Grammy’s for their albums VictimsRastafari Centennial, Rage and Fury, Living Legacy, and African Holocaust.

Steel Pulse is currently gearing up for their forthcoming album Mass Manipulation. According to, founding member Steel Pulse promised that “The new album will take the listener on a journey through our past, while navigating the political transformation of the present and deliver a vision of a “New Nation” that could be, now and into the future.” The band previewed the album with their December 2018 single release, “Stop You Coming and Come.”

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 15th at 10AM at The Top Hatonline or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. Logjam presale tickets will be available on Mar. 14 (details below). All tickets are general admission standing room only. All ages are welcome. Additional ticketing and venue information can be found here.

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