Over the course of The Movement's decade-long career, the reggae rockers have built up a loyal following of fans who eagerly flock to their live shows. Armed with a killer set list that's packed with tunes spanning all four of their studio albums, the band delivers a steady stream of up-tempo jams that leave ticket buyers radiating with positive vibes even after the stage goes dark. Despite enduring some lineup changes over the years, the band's trademark fusion of reggae and hip hop is still perfectly intact, paying homage to acts as diverse as Sublime, The Pixies, and Outkast. The Movement has been touring extensively since releasing their latest album, 2013's Side by Side, treating fans both new and old to an energizing concert experience unlike any other.
Few bands blend contrasting styles like hip hop, reggae, and rock as seamlessly as The Movement. Formed in 2004 in South Carolina, the band was originally comprised of guitarist Joshua Swain, frontman Jordan Miller, and turntable master John Ruff. Their debut album, 2004's On Your Feet, was recorded and mixed in just 24 studio hours and is widely considered an iconic reggae record. Over the next few years The Movement gained traction on the live circuit, opening for national acts like Blues Traveler, Slightly Stoopid, The Wu Tang Clan, Ludacris, and 311. After Ruff parted ways with the group in 2008, The band weathered a rebirth of sorts. They relocated to Philadelphia and teamed up with producer Chris DiBeneditto (Slightly Stoopid, G. Love & Special Sauce, The Expendables) to record their next album, Set Sail. Two more members were recruited to round out the band's roster -- drummer Gary Jackson and bassist Jason "Smiles" Schmidt. After Miller left the group in 2012, Swain took over as frontman and the newly reformed trio released their fourth album, Side by Side, the following year. The critically praised albumpeaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Reggae Chart and The Movement has been touring nonstop ever since, treating fans to unmissable live shows.