Buju Banton will kick off his highly-anticipated “Long Walk To Freedom” tour in Kingston, Jamaica at the National Stadium on Saturday, March 16, 2019.
Gargamel Music and Boom Energy in collaboration with Solid Agency and Rockers Island Entertainment present “Long Walk To Freedom.”
Tickets for the show will go on sale January 16 via Banton’s official website www.bujubanton.com, according to the Reggae icon’s promotional team.
Buju Banton, whose real name is Mark Myrie, recently returned to the island after serving eight years behind bars in the United States on drug-related charges.
The concert, will mark Buju’s first performance in his hometown of Jamaica before any other performances on his tour. This will also mark the return of the Buju’s ‘Shiloh’ band, who for the past month have begun their rehearsals for the “Long Walk to Freedom” concert in Jamaica and subsequent tour dates.
A key component for Buju Banton’s tour is to tie in each show with a local charity in each country he performs.
Most recently, Buju Banton has established his own charity on the island of Jamaica, called Buju Banton Foundation, which will focus on assisting at risk youths on the island of Jamaica. Part proceeds from the March 16th show in Jamaica will go to aide the efforts of his foundation and continue his contribution to assisting a younger generation.
He has a show booked for Trinidad and Tobago in the spring of next year. There is also a show set for March 30th at the Nassau National Stadium in the Bahamas
Buju Banton is a major Reggae star, winning a Grammy award in 2011 for his album “Before the Dawn.” He was previously nominated in the Best Reggae Album category in 2004, and 2010 for his albums ‘Friends for Life’ and ‘Rasta Got Soul’.
Upon his return home, his albums began to soar in sales and generate high streaming numbers. Within 24 hours of his return home Buju had 10 albums on the top 30 U.S, reggae itunes charts, held the #1 spot on the Reggae album itunes chart in U.S, U.K and various European countries as well as reached over half a million instagram fans.
To say the momentum for his return was ‘big’ may seem like an understatement, many are saying it was historic and anticipating his first concert.