Lee Scratch Perry's Vision of Paradise

Dub reggae icon Lee "Scratch" Perry is a one-of-a-kind dude whose influence cannot be overstated -- and where a term like "eccentric" is probably an understatement. A new documentary, Lee Scratch Perry's Vision of Paradise, aims to show at least a little of the method to his madness:

For the past 15 years Volker has followed Perry on a spiritual and geographical journey taking in Jamacia, Ethopia, Germany, Switzerland and London. Over this period Volker has earned Perry's trust, resulting in a never-before-granted level of access and insight into Perrys' fantastical, spiritual world. This classic-in-the-making tells a story of epic, magical propotions that's not a biography, more fairytale documentary, which is in turns funny, poetic and frequently mind blowing.

The film made its world premiere on July 4 at London's East End Film Festival. No word on North American screenings, but you can watch the trailer and watch a BBC news segment about it, below.

Lee Scratch Perry will be doing a little touring this fall, including a NYC date at Brooklyn Bowl on October 1 with Subatomic Sound System. Tickets for that show are on sale. He's also playing Bumbershoot in Seattle and Riot Fest Chicago. Tour dates are listed below.



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Posted by Channel 4 News on Sunday, July 5, 2015

Lee "Scratch Perry" - 2015 Tour Dates
Saturday 05 September - Star Theater, Portland, OR, US
Saturday 06 September - Monday 07 - Bumbershoot 2015
Tuesday 08 September- The Riot Room, Kansas City, MO, US
Wednesday 09 September - Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, MN, US
Friday 11 September - Sunday 13 - Riot Fest Chicago 2015
Thursday 01 October - Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY, US

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