It is early 1979 and The Wailers are on a whirlwind tour of Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and then on to Hawaii.  According to guitarist Al Anderson, who I recently spoke with, this tour schedule in the spring of 1979 was exhausting.  They drew crowds in excess of 50,000 during this last leg of the Babylon By Bus Tour.  They would never play these venues again.

I have included a press article shared by my good friend Fred from France.  It is a review of the Honolulu, HI show at the Waikiki Shell.

The audio is way over-modulated and the bass is substantially distorted, however, if you are collecting these shows, it is a must-have.


Bob Marley and the Wailers
Venue: Waikiki Shell
City: Honolulu
State/Province: Hawaii
Country: United States
Recording Source Audience

1. “Concrete Jungle”
2. “Burnin’ And Lootin'”
3. “Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)”
4. “The Heathen”
5. “Running Away” -> “Crazy Baldhead”
6. “War” -> “No More Trouble”
7. “I Shot The Sheriff”
8. “No Woman, No Cry”
9. “Lively Up Yourself”
10. “Jammin'”

New Musical Express June 2, 1979

Photo by Brian Bielmann
Photo by Brian Bielmann
Photo by Brian Bielmann

Many thanks to my good friends Emmanuel Parata at and Fred at