It seems that 2019 is already shaping up nicely on the Brighton gig front with many acts already booked to appear right across the town. You can now add the wonderful Dreadzone reggae stars to the list, as they are again going to be filling up the Concorde 2 on Saturday 23rd March 2019.
It’s a fact that Brighton and the Concorde 2 will always have fond memories for reggae-masters Dreadzone. They appeared at the Brighton venue on 24th February 2017 and literally one hour before that show was due to start, the band posted on their Facebook page. “Dread Times has entered the UK Top 40 Official Album Charts at Number 39. Thank you so much to everyone who was involved in making this happen and to everyone who has supported us and bought a copy of the album. This is our first Top 40 album in over 20 years!”
Dreadzone are one of the most energetic, exciting and powerful live bands to emerge from the post-rave scene. They have steadily been releasing albums and progressively bettering, refining and perfecting their own unique and inimitable take on dub since their inception in 1993. Still going strong after 25 years in the game they have also long been and still are, one of the best live bands around.
In 2018/9, Dreadzone move forward as a 5 piece, after parting ways with their guitarist after 10 years, and are focusing more on the electronic and dub elements of their stage show – a sound they developed in earlier years of Dreadzone. Their old skool dread sound comes bubbling to the surface on the current eighth studio album ‘Dread Times’ which digs deep into their dub and reggae roots whilst still keeping the beats fresh and the textures electronic.
On all of my preview Dreadzone concerts the Brighton crowd were jumping around and generally ‘aving it large and so if you wish to have fun and join their party style gig, then grab yourself some tickets before they all sell out. Read our review of their February 2018 Concorde 2 gig HERE.