One of the biggest names in Jamaican reggae has announced new tour dates for the 2016 calendar year.
Born in The Bronx, New York, Tarrus Riley has been bred to be a reggae singer since his birth. Tarrus Riley is the son of Jamaican reggae singer Jimmy Riley who was a member of The Uniques and the Sensations.
With over ten-years recording and performing within the reggae genre, Tarrus Riley has quickly escalated to a veteran and mainstay on the international touring circuit. Tarrus Riley has released six full-length albums, while also receiving multiple personal awards and accolades by the Jamaica Observer, the Reggae Academy, Soul Train Music, Caribbean-American Heritage and the Excellence in Music and Entertainment (EME) awards for Artist of the Year, Best Reggae Act, Song of the Year, Vocalist of the Year and many others.
Tarrus Riley’s most recent album, Love Situation (2014), which features guest appearances from Konshens, U-Roy and Big Youth, gave the New York native his first Billboard Reggae Chart #1 album in February of 2014.
With consistent touring internationally in support of Love Situation, Tarrus Riley is not resting on his laurels. After a 2015 booked solid, the same will hold true in 2016.
Beginning on March 5th, Tarrus Riley will kickoff an extensive string of tour dates in the United States, Bermuda, United Kingdom, Germany, France, as well as festival dates at California Roots Music and Arts Festival in Monterey, CA and second-straight appearance on the Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise.
Tarrus Riley’s upcoming tour dates will feature stellar saxophonist Dean Fraser & The Blak Soil Band on all single show and festival dates.
The first date on the tour will be in Las Vegas for the annual USA Rugby 7s tournament. Other featured performers on the bill for this event hail from the islands of Hawai’i, including Kiwini Vaitai, Kaipo Kapua and Maryanne Ito.
As has been the case in Tarrus Riley’s career, 2016 is shaping up to be yet another award winning year.
For more information Tarrus Riley and a full list of tour dates, follow the links below.
Video: Tarrus Riley – “She’s Royal”