Rootsriders | 50 years Live! | EM2, Groningen | 28-06-2025




EM2, Groningen


28 Jun 2025

The Rootsriders are set to perform at EM2 in Groningen with A tribute to Bob Marley’s 1975 live album. This album is featuring the iconic version of No Woman No Cry. The authoritative American magazine Rolling Stone ranked the song 37th in 2004. This was for their ranking of the 500 best songs of all time. Partly thanks to the success of No Woman No Cry, more than 1 million copies of the album were sold worldwide. (100,000 in the Netherlands alone). At the time unprecedented numbers for a reggae band. In addition, Rootsriders dive into their personal favorite Marley songs on this tour.

About Rootsriders ft Mo Ali @ EM2, Groningen

Rootsriders were founded to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Bob Marley’s death. Over the years the band has become a fixture on the Dutch live circuit. Singers Giovanca Ostiana and Shirma Rouse, as well as former The Voice runner-up Mitchell Brunings. Whose blind audition of – of course – one of Marley’s songs went viral worldwide, are well-known former members. The current singer Mo Ali was, as is the case these days, via social media found in Sudan.

Their name, “Rootsriders,” reflects their commitment to the roots of reggae music. Rootsriders have toured extensively, performing both original songs and Marley’s classics, attracting reggae enthusiasts worldwide. The band has gained a reputation for its authentic sound, captivating live shows, and dedication to promoting peace and unity through music. Over the years, they have participated in numerous festivals and have built a solid fan base, celebrating the enduring legacy of Bob Marley and the vibrant culture of reggae music.

The band made it to the finals of the SBS6 program ‘The Tribute, Battle of the Bands’ in 2022. As a reward, the band performed in a sold-out Ziggo Dome that year, together with the 3 other finalists of the program.

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