Today is the day. The day when fans of Buju Banton and Reggae Music overall will find out the answers to all the questions they have been asking but Buju’s camp has kept a secret. How much will the tickets to Buju Banton first concert on the tour cost? Who will be the supporting artistes on the tour? Will Dalton Harris at least make a guest appearance on the tour? All these questions will be answered today.
One thing we know already is that the main band on the tour will be Buju Banton’s own Til Shiloh band as there are leaked videos of the band and Buju Banton rehearsing together.
Just over a month ago Buju Banton announced the dates of the tour on his social media pages which include stops in Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and the Bahamas.
“It’s truly been a long walk to freedom…but I give thanks for the outpouring of love and support over the past nine years. I look forward to seeing and thanking you all on the Long Walk to Freedom tour, beginning March 2019,” Buju Banton wrote.
Following the kick-off show in Jamaica, the Long Walk to Freedom tour will make its way across the Caribbean region. The Bahamas will be the first stop on March 30. The show will take place at the Thomas A Robinson National Sports Stadium. Trinidad will experience Buju Banton on April 21 at the Queen’s Park Savannah located in the capital Port of Spain, in a concert dubbed ‘I Am Legend’. He is also set to perform at the Barbados Reggae Festival, at Kensington Oval, Barbados on April 27, as well as the St Kitts Music Festival which will take place from June 26 to 30.
Today the Reggae Grammy Award winner will also do the official launching of his Buju Banton foundation which is geared toward helping disadvantaged children.
“Born in abject poverty I know what it is for a child to go without basic necessities. I also know what it is to be a youth with big dreams and lots of determination. Unfortunately, daunted and unable to achieve your destiny, due to lack of a helping hand. It is not an easy road, my children. However, Jah has blessed me. I have made it my mission through the Buju Banton Foundation, to help, by giving light to youth living in the darkness of poverty. Through provision of food, clothing, healthcare and education. Thus ensuring they too have equal opportunities to succeed,” Buju Banton said in a statement.
Buju Banton has not released any new music since being released from prison, however, 18 Karat Reggae suspects that we could be hearing a collaboration between Buju Banton and Dalton Harris because of the part Donovan Germain plays in both man’s career.