Friday, May 31, 2013

Ghetto Youths International ‘Set Up Shop’ in North America

The Grammy Award­–winning Marley brothers, Damian and Stephen, set up shop on a two week North American tour featuring Ghetto Youths International (GYI) in June.
The tour is in support of the recently released compilation Ghetto Youths International Presents Set Up Shop Vol. 1 and sees the artistes performing in five American states including Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, California and Nevada.

Ghetto Youths International Crew along with Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley kick off their tour on Friday, June 14 at the Republik Music Festival at the Maui Arts and Cultural Centre (MACC) in Kahului, Hawaii before heading over to Kaka’ako Waterfront Park in Honolulu. Stephen Marley joins the crew on Wednesday, June 19 at Marymoor Park in Redmond, Washington. The Marley Brothers and the Ghetto Youths International Crew close out the tour on their third sold out date on Tuesday, July 2 at Belly Up in Solana Beach, California.

The Republik Music Festival is a one-day reggae celebration in its third staging and will feature the Ghetto Youths International artistes for the first time. In previous years, American musicians including Matisyahu and Throwdown have graced the stage, and this year will have artistes representing reggae’s birthplace, Jamaica.
Set Up Shop is a 14-track compilation featuring the talented GYI artistes including Wayne Marshall, Black-Am-I, Christopher Ellis, third-generation Joseph ‘Jo Mersa’ and Daniel ‘Bambaataa’ Marley, and Marley brothers Stephen, Julian and Damian "Jr. Gong." The album, which was released in February, peaked at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Album chart and iTunes Reggae Album Chart in the United States and Japan as well as the # 2 spot in the United Kingdom.


U.S. Tour Dates:
Fri. Jun.14 @ MACC in Kahului, HI
Sat. Jun.15 @ Kaka'ako Waterfront Park Honolulu, HI
Sun. Jun.16 @ Kilohana in Kauai, HI
Wed. Jun. 19 @ Marymoor Park in Redmond, WA
Fri. Jun 21 @ Cuthbert Amphitheater in Eugene, OR
Sat. Jun. 22 @ Sierra Nevada World Music Festival in Boonville, CA
Sun. Jun. 23 @ Avila Beach Resort in Avila Beach, CA
Tue. Jun. 25 @ Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA
Wed. Jun. 26 @ Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA
Fri. Jun. 28 @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Sound Waves Pool Stage in Las Vegas, NV
Sat. Jun. 29 @ Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, CA
Sun. Jun. 30 @ Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA
Tue. Jul. 2 @ Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA

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