The Slackers

For 32 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 Slackers have been called ‘the Sound of New York’ by
the New York Times. They were described by Brooklyn
Vegan as a “clean mix of Ska, Reggae, and Soul that gets
dirtied up by Vic Ruggiero’s tough New York accent.’

In April 2022, The Slackers released a new album, “Dont
Let The Sunlight Fool Ya” (Pirates Press) which quickly
shot to the top of the US Billboard charts. The first time
that a Slackers’ album has charted! Ironically after 30
years as a band, they qualified as a Billboard ‘new artist!’
The Washington Post noted that the Slackers “remain at
the top of their game.”

The chart topping sales of “Dont Let The Sunlight Fool Ya”
capped a 2 year comeback 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 to an audience of thousands.
After the streams, they stayed in the studio and recorded
the tunes that became ‘Dont Let the Sunlight Fool Ya.’
Returning to live gigging in the 2nd half of 2021 through
to the end of 2022, they have managed to make up all the
shows that were postponed from 2020. This included a

triumphant European club date tour in October 2022 that
included 9 sellout shows including London’s Underworld.
In 2023, the Slackers are booking 90 concerts in the USA,
Canada, Europe, and Latin America. They have announced
appearances at festivals such as Punk Rock Bowling,
Zwaarte Kross, Rebellion, Punk Rock Holiday with many
more to come.