Vybz Kartel Canadian Tour postponed until further notice


By: Janice Dayle
Photo by: Carlington Wilmot

vybzkartel_dancehallcanadavisasexygirls.jpgMONTREAL: One of Montreal's most credible production companies has been slapped in the face by the hand of bureaucracy, causing the postponement of the highly anticipated Vybz Kartel and Red Rat "No Regrets" Canadian tour. Cezar Brumeanu of the internationally renown CB Production Company, is no stranger to the processes required by immigration law and was in an understandably anxious state the day prior to the scheduled Montreal date, June 8th. His dilemma stemmed from unforeseen barriers that were preventing the Canadian Embassy from issuing Kartel a permit to enter Canada in time for the concert.

What would have been Kartel's first appearance in Montreal was foiled by red tape that ended up choking the life out of this event and the entire tour. Brumeanu said that even though Red Rat and his crew landed in Toronto on Thursday, Vybz Kartel was being given a run around at the Canadian embassy in Jamaica. There, Kartel was told to, "Come back tomorrow," three times in a row since his original appointment on Tuesday.

By Thursday evening it was inevitable that even with a successful Friday appointment at the embassy, it would be impossible for Kartel to catch a flight to Montreal in time for a performance that same night.

CB Productions regrets having to postpone the Canadian Tour until further notice, and ask that ticket holders return their tickets to the outlets where they were purchased, for full refunds.