July 2, 2008 – Kingston, Jamaica -The temperature is rising. And there is no doubt that the summer is set to be scorching with the heat of dancehall star Mr. Vegas.
Mr. Vegas is aiming to take over the Summer of 2008 with a heavy line-up including, tours, new music, festivities and appearances. Already getting off to a great start with a monumental performance at the Jamrock Reggae Fest, Mr. Vegas will make this summer his most successful ever.
First up on Mr. Vegas’ action-packed calendar is a European Tour in July, consisting of several stops – including appearances on the widely acclaimed Summerjam Reggae Festival in Cologne, Germany and Rototom Sunsplash in Ossopo, Udine, Italy. The timing couldn’t be better, as European fans have been requesting the presence of their favorite singjay. Now, they can indulge in the Mr. Vegas experience, live and direct.
Following the European Tour, Mr. Vegas will release his new song “Good Up, Good Up.” Industry insiders have already billed this highly-anticipated follow-up single a hit. Plans for a high profile video –to be filmed in the U.S. – are in the works.
Next is a tour of the Motherland, Africa. This market is another hotbed of Reggae music. And for years, they have sought out the entertainment of Mr. Vegas. At last, this tour has materialized, making the dreams of African dancehall fans a reality. Mr. Vegas will touch down in Uganda and several other surrounding countries in August.
“I have always dreamed of touring in Africa,” says Mr. Vegas earnestly, when asked of this venture. “It will be great to see fans and get in touch with my ancestral and musical roots…..cyant wait!”
And finally, as if Mr. Vegas couldn’t get any hotter, he will proudly celebrate his 10th anniversary in the business all summer long with festivities including a West Coast Tour and a grand finale fete in New York City.
“It is truly exciting to be fortunate enough to have over ten productive years in the business,” says Mr. Vegas. “I am ever-so-grateful for the fans who have supported me over the years…..I have my mind set on another fruitful decade.”
Mr. Vegas’ effect on the dancehall industry is undeniable. As you read this, the singjay is leaving his imprint on the world. In Jamaica, Mr. Vegas has several songs and videos in heavy rotation including “Hot Gal Nuh Fight Ova Man” and the newest sensation “Daggering.” In addition to heavy airplay, “Daggering” is a top requested song in the dancehall.
In the U.S., Mr. Vegas is experiencing a wealth of success with the summer anthem “Mus Come a Road” and the dance sensation “Shake it Up.” Impressively, “Shake it Up” is currently #7 on the Billboard Dance Chart.
Aruba is also hailing Mr. Vegas. Their love of the artist has resulted in the album cut “You Gonna Love Me” (featuring Jovi Rockwell) firmly holding down a #1 spot on the charts for weeks. And St. Kitts has caught on to to the Vegas fire, as he was recently nominated in two categories for the 6th Annual International Soca Awards set for October: Best Soca Collaboration Groove – Mr. Vegas ft. Destra for “On the Floor” and Best Soca Re-mix Collaboration: Ricky T. ft. Mr. Vegas for “Pressure Boom” (Remix).
Mr. Vegas burst on the scene in 1997 with the break-through smashes “Heads High” and “Nike Air.” The popular artist has since unleashed over a decade of countless dancehall hits and anthems. Through good music and hard work, Mr. Vegas has maintained a consistent presence on the dancehall scene. In the Summer of 2007, Mr. Vegas released his fifth studio album Hot It Up (Delicious Vinyl) to raving reviews. Notably, the racy album track “Hot Wuk” landed on the Billboard charts. Also in 2007, Mr. Vegas signed on to Irish and Chin, Inc. to manage his career.
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