UPDATE: This tour has been CANCELLED. According to VP Records, “ It was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the artists’ and label’s control. Both Gyptian and Etana express disappointment in missing their fans for this tour and look forward to seeing them in the near future.” That’s the “official” statement however the word on the street is quite different.
According to sources very close to the tour, the tour was cancelled due to issues stemming from Gyptian’s travel arrangements. Unfortunately, many fans were unaware of the tour cancellation and showed up to some of the venues. Needless to say, fans were very disappointed. Fans in Charlotte didn’t get Gyptian but got Mr. Vegas with Etana instead.
In D.C., fans got nothing and weren’t even made aware of the situation until after 1AM! Some are so angry they’re threatening to sue! I am awaiting comment from the artist’s camp and will keep you up-to-date on this one.
ORIGINAL STORY: VP Records recording artists Gyptian and Etana team up for a tour that is set to take selected U.S. cities by storm. Kicking off on March 3 in Indianapolis and culminating on March 11 in Columbus, Ohio, the East Coast-meets-Midwest tour will take Reggae music and these shining stars to fans far and wide.
Etana is celebrating her brand-new album Free Expressions, which was released on February 8, 2011. This, her sophomore studio effort, sees a softer side of the songbird and features long-time hit singles such as “Free,” “Happy Heart” and “August Town.” Her new single “People Talk” has people talking and its video is in the can and about to hit airwaves shortly.
Gyptian has been busy touring the globe ever since the release of his album Hold You, back in July 2010. Enjoying the immense success of his breakout single and Billboard hit “Hold You,” the soulful singer has been taking his catalog to longtime fans and gaining new ones as he continues on his musical journey. Now armed with his bubbling new single “Nah Let Go,” and with both the song and video currently enjoying airplay worldwide, he’s bound to keep his fans clamoring for more.
For more information on Gyptian, visit his artist profile at www.vprecords.com/gyptian. For Etana, log on to www.vprecords.com/etana or www.etanastrongone.com. Please direct all press inquiries to the VP Records Publicity Department – Rhona Fox at 718-425-1151 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
U.S. Tour Dates for Gyptian and Etana
03/03/11 Indianapolis, Indiana – Caribbean Village
03/04/11 Charlotte, North Carolina – Twilight Bar & Grill
03/05/11 Syracuse University, New York – The Underground
03/06/11 Washington, D.C. – DC Star Nightclub
03/07/11 Bridgeport, Connecticut – Toad’s Place
03/08/11 Louisville, Kentucky – Tailgators Bar & Grill
03/09/11 St. Louis, Missouri – Club 2720
03/10/11 Kansas City, Kansas – G’Jamaican
03/11/11 Columbus, Ohio – Al Rosa Villa