Reggae Rock News: Joe Samba Announces First-Ever U.S. Headlining Tour November 2, 2023 – December 16, 2023. Stops include New York City, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Jacksonville, Omaha, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Denver and many more. Tickets On Sale Now!

Joe Samba
Announces First-Ever U.S. Headlining Tour
November 2nd Through December 16th
Stops include New York City, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Jacksonville, Omaha, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Denver and many more
Tickets On Sale Now
Photo credit: Erik Fralick
“Joe Samba has emerged as a purveyor of positive vibes, joyfully merging his optimistic energy with unifying messages delivered via catchy choruses and infectious grooves. His eclectic brand of upbeat reggae rocks with an undeniable soul/funk infused pop-appeal, while leveling his dynamic vocal range and guitar chops against an honest and, at times, raw lyricism.” – Live For Live Music
“Filtering between groovy, rhythmic beats, punk-inspired tracks and mellow tunes, Samba touches on different issues while offering a positive spin through his words. All with a catchy beach vibe attached.”
– Albuquerque Journal
“Samba’s ultra-unique spin on the reggae and progressive rock genres had everyone screaming for more.”
– Nippertown
“Joe Samba is turning heads all over the world.” – Top Shelf Music Magazine
“The fast-rising musician is most known for his soulful, funky, and fun-loving performances.” – The Pier
“[Samba] skillfully tells stories blending reggae, rock, ska and pop, with thoughtful lyrics, and songwriting.”
– Daily Reggae
“Joe Samba blends acoustic vibes with reggae that practically takes you to a better place.” – OC Music News
“Samba provided an evening full of emotion as he combined a blend of a rock ’n’ roll spirit with a reggae soul. [He] filled the venue with a sonic multi-talent balance of island rhythms and gritty guitar craftsmanship, offset by dynamic vocals and heartfelt emotion.” – Front Row Perspective
Los Angeles, CA – August 10, 2023 – Rising singer, songwriter, and guitarist Joe Samba, who has quietly emerged as a phenomenon racking up over 8 million total streams, has announced his first-ever U.S. headlining tour. The 23-date fall outing, featuring support from Joey Harkum, will kick off on November 2nd in Atlanta and then make its way throughout the country stopping in such places as Charleston, Richmond, New York City (November 9th), Boston, Jacksonville, Cincinnati, Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Omaha, and more, before wrapping December 16th inDenver. Tickets are on sale now. See below for full list of upcoming tour dates and visit for more info and to purchase tickets.
“Embarking on my first-ever headlining tour is exciting to think about,” shares Samba. “Early on, I was performing at local pizza shops and bars envisioning the day I’d get to headline a national tour. Not only is that vision becoming reality, I also get to take some of the most amazing musicians and people along for the ride. I’m very excited to bring this show on the road. It will be a memorable one for all who attend.”
Samba, who finds the sweet spot between smoked-out Caribbean bliss and sweat-soaked punkified energy, has spent years honing his skills and building up his acclaimed energetic live show to get to this point. So far in 2023 alone, the Massachusetts-born and now New Hampshire-based artist has toured extensively from coast to coast supporting Pepper, Badfish: A Tribute To Sublime, and Shwayze, performed at such festivals including Summer Camp Music Festival, Cali Roots Festival, Reggae Rise Up Florida and Maryland, Cali Vibes 2023, and Summer Camp Music Festival, and opened for Sublime With Rome, Andy Frasco & The U.N, and Ziggy Marley, in addition to various headlining shows.
With guitar slung low, microphone turned up, and emotion overflowing, Joe Samba taps into rock ‘n’ roll spirit and reggae soul all at once. The New England multi-talent sonically teeters on an axis of island-inflected grooves and gritty guitar-craft balanced by his dynamic vocals and honest emotion. Samba first recognized music’s inherent power to connect as a kid, growing up surrounded by music in his household. After testing the waters as a teen in a metal band, Joe soon cut his teeth performing solo in countless bars and watering holes and then, in 2019, released his independent debut, The Wrong Impression, which made a major splash. The album bowed at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart and has since clocked over 2 million streams, thanks in part to the breakout hit “How We Do.” In 2021, Samba signed with LAW Records and, after a string of single drops, released his sophomore album, Far From Forever, in June 2022, highlighted by the fan favorites “Create Something,”“Boomer Economy,” “Beef,” and “Got It All.” This past spring, he released an updated version of “Create Something” featuring Elliot Martin of John Brown’s Body – PRESS HERE to listen to “Create Something” (Minor Version). Joe Samba is primed to unite not only genres, but people as well through his music and live performances.
Thursday, August 10 – Wellfleet, MA @ Beachcomber
Friday, August 11 – Marshfield, MA @ Levitate Backyard
Saturday, August 12 – Warren, NH @ Mountain Music and Arts Festival
Thursday, August 17 – Rochester, NY @ Party in the Park w/ Lettuce
Sunday, August 20 – Middletown, CT @ Harbor Park w/ Ripe
Saturday, August 26 – Greenville, NH @ Roc The Range
Saturday, September 9 – Portsmouth, NH @ Cisco Brewers Portsmouth
Saturday, September 30 – Franconia, NH @ Dow Field
October 6-8 – Garrettsville, OH @ OctoberQuest
Sunday, October 8 – Las Vegas, NV @ Reggae Rise Up Music Festival
New Headlining Tour Dates
Thursday, November 2 – Atlanta, GA @ Purgatory at Masquerade
Friday, November 3 – Charleston, SC @ Pour House
Saturday, November 4 – Asheville, NC @ Salvage Station
Sunday, November 5 – Richmond, VA @ Richmond Music Hall
Wednesday, November 8 – Wayne, PA @ 118 North
Thursday, November 9 – New York, NY @ SOB’s
Friday, November 10 – Boston, MA @ Soundcheck Studios
Saturday, November 11 – Burlington, VT @ Nectar’s
Wednesday, November 15 – Jacksonville, FL @ Underbelly
Thursday, November 16 – Deland, FL @ Café Davinci
Saturday, November 18 – Melbourne, FL @ Debauchery
Sunday, November 19 – Stuart, FL @ Terra Fermata
Thursday, November 30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Thunderbird Café +
Saturday, December 2 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage +
Wednesday, December 6 – Covington, KY @ Madison Live
Thursday, December 7 – Columbus, OH @ Woodlands Tavern
Friday, December 8 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Stache at The Intersection
Saturday, December 9 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
Sunday, December 10 – St. Louis, MO @ Central Stage
Wednesday, December 13 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Thursday, December 14 – Kansas City, MO @ Encore
Friday, December 15 – Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge
Saturday, December 16 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes Otherside
+ indicates non-headlining shows/supporting Bumpin Uglies
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