Irish and Chin's exciting Campus Rave Tour is anticipated to take over colleges in the US this April and May. So far, 15 colleges are already on board and more in the works. Irish and Chin aim to lock in at least 25 schools on this year's campus tour.
The Spring 2009 edition of Campus Rave will deliver top class performances from in-demand deejay Assassin, backed by super sound system Mighty Crown, to thousands of dancehall fans on college campuses throughout the United States.
"I must thank my staff for pulling the Campus Rave Tour; without them, this year's tour wouldn't have been possible," says Garfield "Chin" Bourne. "With recent economic woes and budget cuts, they had to work overtime to get things lined up," Chin explained.
With such hits as "Almighty Protect" and "Wha Do Dem Guy Deh" bubblin' in the dancehalls, Irish and Chin believe that Assassin embodies a hardcore presence and chemistry that will definitely work with their target audience of college kids of West Indian descent and/or Reggae lovers. Their theory has been proven correct. Additionally, Assassin's repertoire of classic dancehall hits sold the colleges. Clearly, Assassin has proven him self to be one of dancehall music's most intelligent, energetic and lyrically gifted artists.
"It's a pleasure to work with Assassin — as he is easy going and hard working," says Garfield "Chin" Bourne.
College kids have been craving a genuine dancehall experience at their schools for years. On many occasions, Irish and Chin have been approached by college kids regarding booking dancehall artistes and sound systems. Owing to this, they thought that the Campus Rave Tour would be an ideal vehicle of providing colleges with top-of-the-line dancehall entertainment. Launched in Spring 2008, Campus Rave rolled out with a bang, scoring performance dates at some the leading institutions in the United States including UCLA, Northeastern, Pace, St. Johns, University of Buffalo, among many others.
Irish and Chin have great plans for their Campus Rave brand. They anticipate that each year Campus Rave will expand as more colleges sign up for this total dancehall experience. Some of the artistes who are being considered for the Campus Rave Tour in the future are Beenie Man, TOK and Lady Saw. Sticking to their tradition of providing quality dancehall entertainment to consumers, Irish and Chin are quite confident that all of these artistes will "sell-off" a Campus Rave Tour without a hitch