The Brooklyn, New York-based band, New Kingston is set to make their debut on European soil this summer.
Started in 2006, New Kingston consists of three brothers, Tahir (keyboards), Courtney Jr. (drums), Stephen (guitar) and their father Courtney Panton Sr. (bass). Reggae bands often describe their touring groups as a family atmosphere, however, when New Kingston expresses that feeling, their blood bond proves that sentiment.
New Kingston began touring nationally as a backing band and opening act for Collie Buddz from Bermuda, as well as being featured as a supporting act on tours with SOJA, Rebelution, Beres Hammond, The Green, Matisyahu, and many others. Before long, New Kingston soon propelled their live show into a headlining act, being featured at Summerjam in Germany and California Roots and Reggae on the River in the United States.
This coming summer, New Kingston will return to Europe with fellow labelmates Easy Star All Stars, and the band will be bringing new music following the release of Kingston City (2015). Beginning on July 12th, New Kingston will perform throughout the United Kingdom for seven shows in ten days, as well as being featured at a reggae festival in Ostrow, Poland on July 23rd.
For fans in the United States, New Kingston will be performing festival dates all summer long, including appearances at Reggae in the Desert, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, Reggae on the River, and many more, including a one-day performance with Sublime with Rome and Tribal Seeds at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado.
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Video: New Kingston – “Protect Me” (Feat. Wailing Souls)