International reggae music icon Buju Banton and his Shiloh Band will kick off the Too Bad Canadian Tour tonight at Rum Runners Music Hall in London, Ontario. This is the first time Banton is touring the country in support of his critically acclaimed Too Bad album, which was released in Canada last October.
Gargamel Music is also happy to announce that Buju Banton is the cover subject of Ontario's leading weekly magazine The View. The feature story, written by Brent Hagerman, takes an indepth look at Buju's incredible 15+ year career and his intensely diverse musical contributions that continue to raise the bar for Jamaican music today. To read the story online, log on to www.viewmag.com
The mini Too Bad Canadian Tour, which will initially hit key markets in Ontario and Alberta, is being promoted by Rahim Visram of Ultimate Entertainment (www.ultimateentertainment.ca) in association with Chris Hines Entertainment. The Toronto date, on Friday, July 13th at Redemption (Koolhaus Entertainment Complex), is being promoted by D'Bandit (www.dbandit.com) and the Redemption family.
Buju Banton will return to Canada on the 28th of July for a show in Montreal. Gargamel Music artist New Kidz is on deck as the tour opener. For a full listing of Canadian tour dates log on to www.myspace.com/bujubanton