Matisyahu (Photo: Jonathan Leibson)Fans of Matisyahu no doubt know that the pioneering Jewish reggae superstar--who famously shaved his Hassidic beard in 2011--released his first-ever live acoustic EP, Spark Seeker: Acoustic Sessions, on Tuesday.
Matisyahu had the opportunity to capture some moments from his annual "Festival Of Light" in December--from which he culled the material for his live recordings--and we at Yahoo! Music are delighted to premiere one of these performances, "Searchin'," for music fans to get a first look at.
"I’m able to take these words and strip away much of that ‘studio’ process, exposing each lyric—bare, with little more than a guitar and a microphone," the singer noted. "It’s a different level of emotion that pours out in the acoustic setting."
Matisyahu is currently about to embark on a cross-country tour starting this month. Here's where you can see him live, and be sure to check in at his official site for updates.
1/31 Santa Fe, NM – The Lensic PAC
2/2 Salina, KS - Stiefel Theatre
2/4 Louisville, KY - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
2/5 Bloomington, IL – Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
2/6 Skokie, IL - North Shore Center
2/7 Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theater
2/10 Pittsburgh, PA - Carnegie Music Hall
2/12 Englewood, NJ – Bergen PAC
2/13 Huntington, NY - The Paramount
2/14 Asbury Park, NJ - Paramount Theatre
2/16 Woodstock, NY- Bearsville Theatre
2/17 Hartford, CT - Bushnell Center
2/18 Morristown, NJ - Mayo PAC
2/19 Annapolis, MD - Rams Head On Stage
2/20 Wilmington, DE - The Grand Opera House
2/21 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
2/23 Tampa, FL - Tampa Theatre
2/24 West Palm Beach, FL - Kravis Center for the Performing Arts