The Slackers


For 31 years, the NYC based and critically acclaimed Slackers have been touring the world with their blend of Ska, Reggae, and Soul. Since 1991, the Slackers have released fifteen albums  and countless singles, while their 1000s of live performances feed their fans with energetic sets of ecstatic music. The press state that  the Slackers are “the best ska band in the world” (Rude International), “the pick of the US crop” (Metal Hammer), “the sound of New York’ (New York Times), “is about as close to perfect as it gets” (Ink19), and “one of the best bands in the United States” (

In April 2022, The Slackers released a new album, “Don’t Let The Sunlight Fool Ya” (Pirates Press) which quickly shot to the top of the US billboard charts. This is the first time that a Slackers’ album has charted! Ironically after 30 years as a band, this qualified them as a Billboard ‘new artist.’ The Washington Post noted that the Slackers “remain at the top of their game.” The chart topping performance of “Don’t Let The Sunlight Fool Ya” capped a 2 year come back of the Slackers. When Covid stopped live shows in 2020, the Slackers pivoted to livestreams and made  5 full band concerts that were broadcast internationally.

After the shows, they stayed in the studio and recorded the tunes that became Sunlight. Returning to live gigging in the 2nd half of 2021, the band celebrated their 30th anniversary with 30 shows across the United States and Canada. In 2022, the Slackers have 90 shows booked in the United States, Canada, UK, and Europe. At 31 years old, the band has been renewed and is looking to grow their cult following into its 4th decade.

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