By Marc Parc
Recently freed Dancehall/Reggae superstar, Busy Signal will return to arguably his most accommodating overseas market as he's set to tour Europe early next year.
The popular singjay, who recently served a six month sentence for absconding bail in the United States, will embark on a promotional tour next month to highlight his highly successful album, Reggae Music Again. According to Busy's manager, Shane Brown, the album has thrived despite the singjay's legal issues and still has a strong shelf life in terms of popularity and appeal.
This is big news for Busy, whose album was recently named as one of BBC Music's top 10 albums of 2012. Not only was Reggae Music Again the only Reggae project on the list, it was lauded as some plaudits as an authentic representation of the Reggae genre, fitting for the island'’s 50th anniversary.
Busy Signal was humbled by this development, stating in a press release, "When I heard, I just went speechless. This is really a great honor and I just want to big up everyone who supports this album and who will continue to support this album."
Busy's European tour will make between 15 and 18 stops in 10 countries, according to Brown. Additionally, Busy Signal will perform a number of Reggae festivals scheduled for next July and August.
Meanwhile, despite being unable to travel to the United States due to his legal issues, Busy Signal maintains a strong presence in the North American country. According to Brown, the highly-revered entertainer will continue to promote himself to his American fans through social media and radio interviews.
Busy Signal recently revealed in a TV interview that while he may not be able to travel to the United States for the next two years, he can apply for a visa at the earliest possible convenience.
The artiste has been very busy on the local scene since returning last month, releasing several Dancehall singles and will continue to do so in the immediate future, according to Brown. Busy will also perform his first stage show in Jamaica for four years when he headlines STING 2012 on December 26 at Jamworld in Portmore, St. Catherine.