News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs, Dec. 20, 2018: Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton will perform his first show as a free man in his homeland next March.
A press statement Wednesday night said the first show on the Banton’s Long Walk To Freedom Tour will be held in Kingston, Jamaica at The National Stadium on Saturday, March 16, 2019.
The event will be presented by Gargamel Music & Boom Energy in collaboration with Solid Agency and Rockers Island Entertainment.
The concert will be Banton’s first performance in his hometown of Jamaica before any other performances on his planned tour. This will also mark the return of the singer’s ‘Shiloh’ band, which for the past month has begun their rehearsals for the concert in Jamaica and subsequent tour dates.
Part proceeds from the March 16th show in Jamaica will go to aiding the efforts of his own charity, the Buju Banton Foundation, which will focus on assisting at risk youths on the island of Jamaica.
Tickets for the show will go on sale January 16, 2019 via Buju Banton’s official website bujubanton.com. Over the next few weeks, the website, will begin to share all the Long Walk to Freedom Tour dates to allow fans to know how to purchase the tickets to their destination of choice.
Banton’s albums have again began to soar in sales and generate high streaming numbers. Within 24 hours of his return home from a US prison, Banton 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.