Don't Miss Out! Buju Banton Adds Extra Show in New York Due to Popular Demand

Don't Miss Out! Buju Banton Adds Extra Show in New York Due to Popular Demand

Buju Banton, the iconic Reggae and Dancehall star, is set to give his New York fans an unforgettable experience with an additional concert date added to his highly anticipated "Long Walk To Freedom New York" tour. Due to overwhelming demand, a second show will take place on Sunday, July 14th, following the originally scheduled performance on July 13th, at the prestigious UBS Arena in Queens, New York.

The first show sold out in record time, prompting the addition of the second show to accommodate more fans and music lovers who are eager to witness Buju Banton's legendary comeback. The "Long Walk To Freedom – N.Y." concert not only showcases Banton's resilience but also serves as a beacon of hope for fans worldwide.

Buju Banton will be supported by his renowned band, The Shiloh Band, while the event will be hosted by Dahved Levy. The concert will feature music by Bobby Konders and Jabba, adding to the excitement and energy of the evening. The UBS Arena, a state-of-the-art indoor venue that opened in 2021, can accommodate up to 19,000 people for concerts, ensuring an incredible atmosphere for all attendees.

In addition to the electrifying performances, the second show holds special significance as Buju Banton will be celebrating his 51st birthday on July 15th. Buju expressed his gratitude for life and revealed his excitement to celebrate with his family, friends, and all those who have supported him throughout the years.

This concert series marks Buju Banton's long-awaited return to the United States after a 13-year absence. His last US performance was the historic 'Before The Dawn' concert in January 2011, held at the Bayfront Park Amphitheater in Miami, Florida, which attracted an impressive crowd of 10,000 fans. The 'Before The Dawn' album, released in September 2010, earned Banton the prestigious Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in February of the following year.

However, Banton's joy was short-lived as he faced legal challenges. He was unable to attend the Grammy Awards ceremony due to his trial for illegal possession of a firearm and conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute. He was found guilty and initially sentenced to 10 years in prison, but the gun charge was later dismissed, and his sentence was reduced to seven years.

After serving his time, Buju Banton was released and deported to Jamaica in December 2018. Throughout his illustrious 30-year career, Banton, whose real name is Mark Myrie, has released 12 studio albums, many of which touch on profound themes such as consciousness, justice, freedom, and love. One of his most celebrated albums, "Til Shiloh," spent an astounding 104 weeks on the Billboard Reggae Album chart, peaking at No. 2 in October 1995. In recognition of its enduring success, the album was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on its 25th anniversary.

Buju Banton has also achieved notable success with his chart-topping songs in the US and UK. Hits like "Make My Day" (1993), "Champion" (1995), "Paid Not Played" (2003), "Driver A" (2007), "Holy Mountain" with DJ Khaled, Sizzla, and Mavado (2019), and "Memories" with John Legend (2020) have resonated with audiences worldwide, solidifying his status as a global musical powerhouse.

For fans eager to experience Buju Banton's electrifying performance in New York, tickets for the newly added July 14th show are now available for purchase on his official website, . Don't miss this incredible opportunity to witness the legendary artist's triumphant return and be part of a historic night of music, culture, and celebration.

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