Singer, Gregory Isaacs, will leave Jamaica on May 26 to start the Gregory Isaacs: Brand New Me North American tour in support of the CD of the same name.
Part one of the tour kicks off in New Haven, Connecticut at Toads Place and will cover the east coast through the Midwest ending June 22 at the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival in Northern California.
Gregory and his 12-man entourage will take a break after June 22 then hit the road again August 1 to start the second leg of the tour which kicks off in Miami, Florida. From there, it wends its way through upstate Florida, North and South Carolina up to New York City then swings over to the west coast where on August 9 there will be a special performance at the world famous Hollywood Bowl in California. Also scheduled for this exciting event are Toots & the Maytals and Michael Rose.
The Cool Ruler, as Gregory is called, will be accompanied by the award-winning Live Wyya, which has been his backing band on all his international tours in the last four years. Live Wyya has garnered a steady following of fans and will be promoting their latest single, Yes We Can, done in recognition of the first African American president Barack Obama. Live Wyya band will do a 45-minutes set prior to providing musical backing for the Cool Ruler.
The CD, Brand New Me, is distributed by Tads Records both locally and overseas.
The Cool Ruler launches clothing line
Internationally acclaimed Reggae artiste, Gregory Isaacs, is about to launch a new clothing line.
According to manager, Copeland Forbes, the launch will officially take place while on tour of North America, scheduled to kick off later this month.
The clothing line, not surprisingly, is named ‘Cool Ruler’, the moniker Gregory has earned as a result of his ‘cool’ and commanding style while singing and performing on stage.
The line will consist of various paraphernalia and a special line of shoes.
Gregory, who completes his North American tour in August, heads off to Europe in November to start a four-week tour to promote the Brand New Me CD in that region.
“It’s not easy in these hard times to book a tour so solid,” said Fobes a veteran manager and tour coordinator who has worked with most of the top reggae acts coming out of Jamaica over the last twenty-five years.
Forbes’ company, Comer Productions Inc, has been responsible for most of the reggae tours staged around the world and will also have tours planned for Luciano, John Holt, Marcia Griffiths, Live Wyya and Coco Tea from summer thru to December in the USA, Brazil, Europe, Argentina, Peru and Thailand.