The GYI Take The U.S. By Stormgyi

Ghetto Youths International is proud to announce U.S. dates for the “Set Up Shop” Tour. The tour is set to touch down on states like Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, California and Nevada and will feature performances by rising Ghetto Youths Crew members Wayne Marshall, Jo Mersa, Black-Am-I and Christopher Ellis and of course reggae heavyweights Damian “Jr Gong” and Stephen “Ragga” Marley. The two-week stint will kick off Friday, June 14 in Maui at the Republik Music Festival (check below for full tour schedule). Not familiar with Ghetto Youths International?  The family-owned record label incorporated in 2002 by Bob Marley’s sons Julian, Stephen and Damian allows the brothers to work closely with each other and with new artists on musical collaborations. The Set Up Shop Tour will support their recent compilation Ghetto Youths International Presents Set Up Shop Vol. 1, released in February on the Ghetto Youths imprint. The 14-track compilation peaked at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Reggae Album chart and the U.S. and Japan iTunes Reggae Album chart. Set Up Shop Vol 1. also landed the # 2 spot on iTunes Reggae Album chart in the United Kingdom. The Ghetto Youths movement will continue this summer with solo projects from the crew’s next generation of Jamaican reggae stars. The multi-faceted dancehall artist and songwriter Wayne Marshall is set to release his GYI debut album TRU Colors, and the album’s explosive single “I Know” (produced by Damian Marley and Sean “Young Pow” Diedrick) recently bursted on the scene. New EPs will follow from the culturally-inclined reggae singjay Black-Am-I,  Christopher Ellis (the youngest son of legendary Jamaican vocalist Alton Ellis) and Jo Mersa (the second-generation offspring of Bob Marley and eldest son of Stephen “Ragga” Marley)

U.S. Tour Dates:

Fri. Jun.14 @ MACC in Kahului, HI *

Sat. Jun.15 @  Kaka’ako Waterfront Park in Honolulu, HI *

Sun. Jun.16 @  Kilohana in Kauai, HI *

Wed. Jun. 19 @ Marymoor Park in Redmond, WA

Fri. Jun 21 @ Cuthbert Amphitheater in Eugene, OR

Sat. Jun. 22 @ Sierra Nevada World Music Festival in Boonville, CA

Sun. Jun. 23 @ Avila Beach Resort in Avila Beach, CA

Tue. Jun. 25 @ Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA ^

Wed. Jun. 26 @ Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA ^

Fri. Jun. 28 @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Sound Waves Pool Stage in Las Vegas, NV

Sat. Jun. 29 @  Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, CA

Sun. Jun. 30 @ Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA

Tue. Jul. 2 @ Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA ^

 

* Dates without Stephen “Ragga” Marley

^ Dates are sold out