JAMAICAN reggae group The Wailers have just announced a new UK tour, which includes a stop in Warrington.

The band will perform at the Parr Hall on March 12.

The Wailers were formed by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer in 1963.

It was with the group that Marley forged his distinctive songwriting and vocal style, blending reggae, ska and rocksteady.

Marley and the group, albeit with mostly new members, made their international breakthrough in 1975 with their first hit outside Jamaica, No Woman, No Cry, from the Natty Dread album.

This was followed by their breakthrough album in the United States, Rastaman Vibration which reached the top 50 of the Billboard Soul Charts.

One of the last performances that included Marley was in 1980 at Madison Square Garden in New York before his death in 1981. Since then the band's legacy has continued to grow, and The Wailers were ranked as number four of the 50 greatest bands of all time by Spin Magazine, while their 1977 album Exodus was hailed as the best album of the century by Time Magazine in 1999.

The new tour features long time band members Aston 'Family Man' Barrett, Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey.

Holly Jones, from Parr Hall, said: "Producing timeless hits such as One Love/People Get Ready, Stir It Up, and No Woman, No Cry, The Wailers are one of the most celebrated reggae bands of all time, and are set to keep the spirit of Bob Marley alive with this sensational new tour."

Tickets go on sale on Friday. Visit pyramidparrhall.com