Fortunate Youth

Cornerstone and California Roots Present:

Fortunate Youth

The Movement, Josh Heinrichs & Skillinjah

Wed · November 14, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$22 in advance / $24 at the door

This event is all ages

Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth is a collaboration of South Bay reggae stand-outs. Rising from various bands, they've created a phenomenal 6-piece masterpiece bringing more fire to the stage than ever before. Combining rootsy vibes and unique bass lines united with multiple harmonies, boisterous guitar solos, and heavy keys separates Fortunate Youth from every other mainstream reggae band. With their high energy approach and positive stage presence they provide an unforgettable show to every music fan. Fortunate Youth's objective is to ensure a performance that leaves you feeling euphoric and curious of what might happen at the next show.

In 2011 they supported Tribal Seeds on their nationwide Tribal Youth Tour to spread their conscious music to the nation. F.Y. linked up The Green, from Hawaii, for a Midwest/Westcoast run before jumping back in the studio to record. They have hit the masses promoting only their 6-song EP titled "Up-Lifted EP" and just released their full-length album, "IRIE STATE OF MIND" on July 1, 2011. Fortunate Youth will also be touring very heavily through 2011 including a Naitonwide CD Release Summer Tour.

Upon Releasing their full-length album they quickly rose to #2 on the iTunes Reggae Charts and also locked in a #13 position on Billboard Top 100 Reggae Albums. Receiving great praise for early success Fortunate Youth strives to spread their interpretation of Reggae music to Music Lovers worldwide.

Fortunate Youth toured very heavily in 2012 supporting Headliners such as The Expendables and Tribal Seeds. FY also headlined their own Nationwide Summer of Sweet Love Tour proving they can pull their own weight. Making their first international departure, Fortunate Youth played 4 shows in Costa Rica spreading the love of reggae music internationally.

2013 release, "It's All A Jam," hit numerous charts including #1 on Billboard Reggae Charts, #10 Billboard Pacific Heatseekers Chart, #23 Billboard National Heatseeker Chart along with #1 on iTunes Reggae Charts and #46 iTunes Overall Charts. FY followed the album release with a 55-Show nationwide Spring Headline Tour seeing great response from the album's successful release.

Fortunate Youth just finished a Spring 2014 Headline Tour and are gearing up for their Fall with Friends Tour which boasts a solid lineup of support bands including: New Kingston, The Expanders, The Steppas, Ease Up, Thrive, Ashes of Babylon, and more. Keep an eye out for a show in a city near you. All Tour Dates can be seen at www.fortunatemusic.com
The Movement
The Movement
Formed in 2003 by a trio of Sublime and Pixies fans, The Movement’s debut album, ON YOUR FEET (2004), has been heralded as one of the “top 10 reggae rock albums of all time,” and the band has toured with legends from 311 to Parliament, Slightly Stoopid to Dirty Heads, Wu-Tang Clan, Steel Pulse, Stick Figure, Pepper, and more. In 2008, the group met Chris DiBeneditto, a Philadelphia-based producer who had worked with like-minded artists such as G. Love & Special Sauce. Relocating to Philadelphia, they recorded SET SAIL at DiBeneditto’s Philadelphonic Studios, and during the recording process recruited they Jason "Smiles" Schmidt on bass and Gary Jackson on drums. In 2012, they released SIDE BY SIDE, debuting at #2 on the Billboard Reggae Chart, and followed it in 2014 with BENEATH THE PALMS, a surprise acoustic album as a free gift to their fans. Shortly thereafter they began working on what would become their finest album to date, GOLDEN (Rootfire Cooperative), which hit #1 on iTunes and Billboard Reggae charts and was voted 2016 Album Of The Year by Surf Roots Radio.


In 2017 and 2018 the band toured Amphitheatres around the US, and performed at landmark events including Cali Roots Festival, Reggae Rise Up, Levitate Festival, One Love Cali Reggae Fest, and Closer To The Sun. In early 2018 the band announced a new album in the works, with anticipated release in Spring 2019. On tour now.
Venue Information:
Cornerstone
2367 Shattuck Ave (Enter On Durant)
Berkeley, CA, 94704
http://www.cornerstoneberkeley.com/