ROOTZ UNDERGROUND heats up airwaves and stages in the US


Rootz Underground.gifOn August 30th Rootz Underground rocked Miami's PS14 shortly before jetting off to California, where their first successful hit single, "Victims of the System," is riding high. Aiming at taking over California in September, Rootz Underground is slated to perform five shows there.

As "Victims of the System" enjoys heavy rotation worldwide, with the video peaking at number 2 on both RE TV and Hype TV charts, Mystic Urchin, the band’s management, plan to release a video for their second single from the debut album, "Movement," in November. Mystic Urchin representative, Steve Wilson said, "Mystic Urchin is so proud to have the honour to present Rootz Underground's first US tour, I am confident that anyone who sees this band live will become a Rootz fan and thanks to Headline Entertainment (booking agency) these guys will be touring all year.

Being hot and in demand makes that easy to do, as Rootz boasts maintaining a number one spot on MTV Tempo's, Cross Caribbean Countdown, for 5 weeks and stayed on the charts for 20 weeks.
Spots to catch them throughout California are: The Monterey Bay Reggae Festival on September 1, Shattuck Down Low in Berkeley on the 8th and L.A.'s Temple Bar on the12th of September.

The California tour continues as Rootz performs at "Jamaica 360," a benefit concert scheduled for September 13 at the Key Club in L.A. Designed to bring awareness, prosperity and empowerment to Jamaica through the building of schools and training facilities, educating students and creating jobs, the concert will be hosted by Access Hollywood's Jamal Munnerlyn. Spragga Benz, Half Pint and Doug E. Fresh will also perform. Rootz doesn't stop though; they continue the same night to perform a late night set at Jamaica Live at Dragonfly in L.A. their final show in California takes them to Malibu to perform at Malibu Inn on September 16th.

Headline Entertainment's Jerome Hamilton stated, "I'm very glad that the US is waking up and taking notice of a Jamaican band. We are elated that bands are making headway; people are stopping to take notice. Wherever they perform not only will they win new fans with their style and presentation but will generate more bookings."