Jamaican ska vets The Skatalites were initially briefly around in the '60s, they had a few reunions in the '70s, and they've been going strong since officially reforming in the '80s. The band -- who still have '60s-era vocalist Doreen Shaffer -- released their latest album Platinum Ska last year. The Skatalites are going on Flogging Molly's cruise in March and they have a bunch of other upcoming tour dates too.

One of their dates is in NYC on Friday (2/24) at Brooklyn Bowl with Organically Good Trio. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Skatalites sax player Zem Audu is also crowdfunding a new solo album that he says is a mix of jazz, Afrobeat and ska. You can back the project at Indiegogo. Here's a video with more info:

The Skatalites -- 2017 Tour Dates
Feb 23 The Ardmore Music Hall Ardmore, PA
Feb 24 Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY
Mar 08 Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Mar 09 Culture Room Ft Lauderdale, FL
Mar 10 Flogging Molly's Salty Dog Cruise Miami, FL
Mar 15 New Morning Paris, France
Mar 16 Les Cuizines Chelles, France
Mar 17 LE VIP Montoir De Bretagne, France
Mar 18 La Ferme de Gwernandour Braspart, France
Mar 19 L'Alternateur Niort, France
Mar 21 Le Clapier Saint Etienne, France
Mar 22 Undertown Meyrin, Switzerland
Mar 23 L'ATELIER Cluses, France
Mar 24 LE BUCEPHALE Draguignan, France
Mar 25 SALLE DES ARTS D'AZUR Le Broc, France
Mar 26 Oméga Live Toulon, France
Mar 29 villagio globale Roma, Italy
Mar 30 Rework Club Perugia, Italy
Mar 31 Campus Industry Music Parma, Italy
Apr 01 Peter Pan Lugano, Switzerland
Apr 02 Laboratorio Sociale Alessandria, Italy
Jun 23 Festival Cultura Inquieta Madrid, Spain
Jun 24 This Is Ska Rosslau, Germany
Jun 26 Feuerwerks Open Air Mainz Reduit, Germany
Jul 02 Summer Jam Cologne, Germany
Jul 06 Las Dalias Benidorm, Spain
Jul 07 Ellorio Bilbao, Spain
Jul 22 One Love Festival Udine, Italy
Aug 12 Musicalarue Festival Luxey, France
Aug 19 Great Northern Ska Festival Manchester, United Kingdom
Aug 24 The Hairy Dog Derby, United Kingdom