Exodus Tour:Exodus was recorded in less than three months and released in May 1977.
The Exodus Tour of 1977:Exodus- Movement of Jah People
The Exodus tour of 1977 reveals the fervor of Marley's live performance and his open defiance of those who would silence him. I-Three Judy Mowatt describes the concerts as "powerful and spiritual...There was a power that pulled you there."
The first five songs of the Exodus album were devoted to the failed assassination attempt against Bob Marley in December 1976, shortly before his Smile Jamaica concert. His exile to London in January seemed only to accelerate his creative flow: Exodus was recorded in less than three months and released in May 1977.
The tour took dates in France, Germany and Scandinavia, before heading back to the United Kingdom. In June the group was booked for four consecutive nights at the Rainbow Theatre in Finsbury Park, London.
It was only six months since the shooting, and there was maximum security at the shows. Both Marley and his manager Don Taylor were both worried that some brethren of the Kingston gunmen might emerge out of the shadows of London's large Jamaican community.
Marley's health was becoming a concern as well. An old football injury to his big toe was aggravated in Paris just weeks previous. The old wound had never really healed and so he was advised to stay off his feet but in his usual defiant mode and fighting spirit, he was determined to get through the tour. It would cost him dearly later.
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