The Ark Angel: Richie Spice has returned to Jamaica after his two performances in Kenya and completing a successful 11-venue European tour promoting his latest album In the Streets to Africa.
The Europe leg of the tour had Richie travelling to 6 countries and performing in 11 cities to a total of over 6000 fans at sold out venues. The tour took him to the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Germany, France and Italy where he performed in popular cities such as Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris and Rotterdam.
The most memorable performance of the tour was in Brussels at the VK club. After his usual 90 minute set, the crowd demanded him to perform more, repeatedly screaming "We Want Richie!!" The VK Club, which usually closes at 11pm, had to extend their opening hours to allow Richie to perform for another 30 minutes.
In Paris, Richie performed along with Beenie Man to a crowd of over 1200. The crowd seemed disappointed to see Richie leave the stage and demanded more, however Richie made way for the King of the Dancehall.
At all performances Richie shows why he has kept such a strong following. His ability to connect with the crowd is what makes him loved by many. "At all the venues the crowd sang along with the Ark Angel, they knew all his songs including the ones from In the Streets to Africa." Reported Ron Remak, tour organiser.
A fan, one of the over 400 persons who watched Richie's performance in Rotterdam, had this to say:
"I had a great time in Waterfront Rotterdam, a lot of people just wanted for Richie Spice and the band to stay and play for us a little longer... everybody was feeling the music 10 times stronger than Richie might have thought. If we had an opportunity to play for the band if they were too tired we would have done that for sure. Keep spreading the word and love of Jah Rastafari" - Anselm Alexander Albertus.
"Europe was a great experience, we plan to go back in August for major festivals such as Upssala Reggae Festival in Sweden" Richie Spice commented.
Richie Spice continues to travel the globe to promote his 2nd album In the Streets to Africa.