Buju Banton’s publicist, Ronnie Tomlinson, recently told media reporters that the response to the artist’s post-prison show, set for March 16 at the National Stadium, has been overwhelming.
Tomlinson, who is also one of the show’s main organizers, in addressing the excitement surrounding Banton’s first performance in Jamaica since 2011, said it’s an event that will go down in the nation’s history books.
“It’s an event that you do not want to miss. This show is a part of history in our culture. For so long, we’ve been hash-tagging ‘Free Buju Banton’ wanting him to be home and now he’s here, we’re going to give him the best celebration and welcome we know how to,” she said, pointing out that the Gargamel is just as excited to see his fans as they are to see him.
“He’s very ready to perform for us, to talk to us and just say thank you to each and everyone of his supporters,” she continued.
“Rehearsals have been going well. All his friends are looking forward to joining him on this historic show. It’s just all building up really nicely at the moment.”
Fans will be travelling from as far away as Switzerland, Germany, and Japan to attend Buju Banton’s show in Jamaica, the artist’s team suspects based on the media accreditation requests.
Jamaica is the first stop on Banton’s list for his Long Walk to Freedom tour. He is expected to deliver performances in several other islands across the region, including Trinidad and Tobago, The Bahamas, Barbados, Suriname, Grenada, British Virgin Islands, and St Kitts.