Matisyahu + G. Love & Special Sauce with Special Guest Cydeways – 2023 Summer Tour

Wednesday, August 9 at 7pm

Waterville Opera House

Waterville Opera House, 1 Common St, Waterville, ME

VIP Packages Available!

When Matisyahu first started touring to packed clubs more than eleven years ago, it was prior to the release of Live at Stubbs, the now Gold record, and prior to that record’s single “King without a Crown” reaching #1 on the alternative rock radio charts. His performances were a raw expression of his spirituality at that time and were supported by musicians who played a foundation of roots reggae augmented by the energy of a rock trio. Fans latched on quickly for a variety of reasons, but in August of 2005, just months after the release of Live at Stubbs, Matisyahu found himself on stage at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival with the de facto leader of improvisational rock-n-roll; Phish’s front man Trey Anastasio. Many early fans of Matisyahu remember that moment clearly not because of the songs he played in front of the 80,000 person crowd, but because of his seemingly unfettered confidence (or perhaps naiveté) in helping lead Trey and his band through an improvisational display of beat boxing and lyrical gymnastics during the two songs performed. It may have been unrefined, but Matisyahu’s passion for full band improvisation was laid bare.

Born Garrett Dutton in Philadelphia, PA, G. Love grew up equally enthralled with folk, blues, and rap, devouring everything from Lead Belly and Run D.M.C. to John Hammond and the Beastie Boys. After migrating to Boston, he and his band, Special Sauce, broke out in 1994 with their Gold-selling self-titled debut, which earned widespread critical acclaim for its bold vision and adventurous production. Over the next twenty-five years, G. Love would go on to release seven more similarly lauded studio studios albums with Special Sauce (plus four solo albums on his own), solidifying his place in music history as a genre-bending pioneer with a sound The New York Times described as "a new and urgent hybrid" and NPR called a "musical melting pot." G. Love's magnetic stage presence, meanwhile, made him a fixture on festival lineups from Bonnaroo to Lollapalooza, and his relentless appetite for tour and collaboration landed him on the road and in the studio with artists as diverse as Lucinda Williams, Dave Matthews, The Avett Brothers, Jack Johnson, and DJ Logic.

Special Guest + Opener: Cydeways

Tickets: General Admission, $54 in Advance, $59 on Day of Show
Prices include a per ticket handling fee. Tickets are nonrefundable.
This event is eligible for the Youth Arts Access Fund.

VIP 1: G. Love Soundcheck Experience, $146
• One (1) GA Ticket
• Access to Pre-Show Soundcheck with G. Love
• One (1) Group Photo with G. Love
• One (1) Signed Limited Edition Poster
• One (1) Tote Bag
• One (1) Sticker Pack

VIP 2: Matisyahu Soundcheck Experience, $146
• One (1) GA Ticket
• Access to Pre-Show Soundcheck with Matisyahu
• One (1) Group Photo with Matisyahu
• One (1) Signed Limited Edition Poster
• One (1) Tote Bag
• One (1) Sticker Pack

VIP 3: Ultimate Experience Package, $212.50
• One (1) GA Ticket
• Access to Both Matisyahu and G. Love Pre-Show Soundcheck Experiences
• One (1) Group Photo with Matisyahu
• One (1) Group Photo with G. Love
• One (1) Combined Limited Edition Tour Poster Signed by Both Artists
• One (1) of Each Artists Signed Limited Edition Poster
• One (1) of Each Artists Tote Bag
• One (1) of Each Artists Sticker Pack

On Sale to WC Members and Spotify Pre-Sale: Thursday, May 18 at 10am
On Sale to Public: Friday, May 19 at 10am

Spotify Pre-Sale: To gain access to the Spotify Pre-Sale, login to your existing Waterville Creates account or create a new one. Once logged in, navigate back to this page and click on the Member Pre-Sale button. Enter the promo code on the following page to access the seating map and purchase tickets.


August 9, 2023
From $51.00
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