Jimmy Cliff at First Avenue

Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 7:00pm


KFAI is very excited to bring legendary Reggae artist Jimmy Cliff to the First Avenue Mainroom stage on Thursday, September 19, 2013, for his “Many Rivers Crossed Tour.” “I got one more shot at the goal/Straight from my soul/I’m in control,” he sings on “One More,” the lead track from REBIRTH, the new Universal Music Enterprises album from the Grammy-winning musician, actor, singer, songwriter, producer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, produced by punk icon Tim Armstrong, of Rancid and Operation Ivy fame. The release, his first studio album in seven years, is the next step in their collaboration on last year’s Sacred Fire EP, an effort Rolling Stone called Cliff’s “best music in decades… [his] tenor still soars.” With the groundbreaking 1972 film The Harder They Come celebrating its 40th anniversary, Cliff—who starred in the movie and contributed the title cut, “You Can Get It If You Really Want,” “Many Rivers to Cross” and “Sitting in Limbo” to the soundtrack—is still going strong in a career that has spanned almost 50 years and includes his native Jamaica’s highest honor, the Order of Merit. For more information and tickets, please go to KFAI Presents Jimmy Cliff at First Ave.