New York, New York, January 16, 2024. - Multi-award-winning and Billboard Chart-topping International Recording Artiste Sean Paul is thrilled to announce his upcoming tour dates in New Zealand and Australia, as well as his highly anticipated headlining performances at major US festivals.
Kicking off the tour, Sean Paul will make his way to New Zealand and Australia after his inaugural performance at Jamaica's Rebel Salute. He is set to headline the Jammin Reggae Festival, which takes place over two days on February 3rd and 4th, 2024, in Sydney and the Gold Coast. The festival, known for its electrifying showcases of international artists, will feature 23 renowned acts, including reggae-dancehall superstar Sean Paul.
Following his Australian performances, Sean Paul will be heading to the United States to join the lineup of the prestigious Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee on June 15, 2024. This marks a significant milestone for Sean Paul, as Bonnaroo has been requesting his performance for the past 15 years. As one of the first major festivals in the United States, Bonnaroo attracts music enthusiasts from all over the world.
The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, held on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, is a staple in the American music festival scene. Known for its diverse lineup, the festival showcases various musical genres, from indie rock and reggae to hip hop and electronic dance. Recognized by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the "50 Moments that Changed Rock & Roll," Bonnaroo consistently ranks as one of the top 10 best festivals by GQ Magazine.
Sean Paul's upcoming tour dates in Australia and the New Zealand are as follows:
- January 26: Wellington, NZ
- January 28: Tauranga, NZ
- January 31: Perth, AZ
- February 2: Melbourne, AZ
- February 3: Sydney, AZ
- February 4: Queensland, AZ
ABOUT SEAN PAUL
Sean Paul, a true ambassador of Dancehall music; his commanding voice has become a personification of the genre. Each word that leaves his lips propels the entire art form. Recording artist, songwriter, and producer, Sean Paul continues to make an immense contribution to the culture, garnering a global audience and consistently filling venues in over 120 countries and counting.
His monumental 21-track Dutty Rock, album, earned multi-platinum certification and the Grammy Award for ‘Best Reggae Album’, and a nomination in the category for ‘Best New Artist’, the first time a dancehall artist had garnered such a distinction. Songs such as “Gimme The Light”, “Like Glue”, “I’m Still In Love With You” and “Get Busy”, made it to the top 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, with “Get Busy” being Sean Paul’s first solo No. 1 hit.
Through his 2006 album, The Trinity Sean Paul was able to secure another solo No. 1 hit, with “Temperature”, the eleventh track on the list. The song remains a scorching party starter driven by hammering percussion. Proving that Dutty Rock was not an outlier, The Trinity also went platinum, cementing his status as a hitmaker for which he is still recognized to date.
Sean Paul's latest album Scorcha, a Grammy-nominated project which was released in 2022, further epitomizes his status as a hitmaker, after more than two decades in the music business. The tenacious spirit of the award-winning act is partly owed to the culture of his birth and for this reason, he continues to pay homage to his Jamaican roots and represent as a proud ambassador of Dancehall and Reggae. With his recent collaboration featuring reggae legend Beres Hammond, titled “Rebel Time”, Sean Paul demonstrates a firm, yet the trailblazing approach to the dynamic Jamaican genres as it fuses elements of lovers’ rock with modern dancehall. “Rebel Time is a testament to the enduring legacy of Jamaican music and the importance of persistently exploring ways to evolve and innovate within the genre.
Sean Paul has proved his versatility time and time again and has demonstrated that to have rebelled throughout his career, he has become a conscious and consistent contributor to Jamaica’s culture and a true ambassador of dancehall.
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