It is official, the date has been set, Buju Banton‘s first major concert on his Long Walk To Freedom tour will be held in Jamaica.
18 Karat Reggae was able to confirm with Buju’s publicist, Ronnie Tomlinson, that Buju’s first show will be on March 16, 2019 at the Jamaican National Stadium in Kingston. Tickets for the show will go on sale on January 16 and is expected to be sold out in the first week. People from all over the world will be flocking to Jamaica to see the Grammy-winning deejay perform for the first time after being released from a United States prison after serving a near 10-year sentence on drug-related charges.
Buju Banton also confirmed the upcoming performance on his Instagram.
“It’s truly been a long walk to freedom…but I give thanks for the outpouring of love and support over the past 9 years … I look forward to seeing and thanking you all on the Long Walk to Freedom tour, beginning March 2019,” said Buju Banton.
Original plans were for Buju Banton’s first performance to be in Trinidad but many Jamaican’s were complaining that the icon should perform in the land of his birth first before venturing overseas.
Buju Banton also faced some back backlash from Trinidad and Tobago’s gay community although over 90% of the twin island can’t wait for Buju to bless the island with his performance.
Stay tuned to 18 Karat Reggae to find out where the next legs of Buju Banton’s Long Walk to Freedom tour will be held.