Yellowman and Dillinger UK tour

Oyé Touring and Trading in association with ‘London Reggae Festival 2000’ presents…
Yellowman & Dillinger (JAMAICA)
backed by The Sagittarius Band

Oyé Touring and Trading are excited to be presenting two pioneers of dancehall and true superstars of reggae – Yellowman and Dillinger – touring together for the first time in the UK. With combined careers spanning nearly 75 years, this reggae doubleheader is sure to excite audiences across the country.

Yellowman has an incredible history in Reggae music. Brought up in an orphanage, an albino in Jamaica, any sort of stardom as a professional musician was going to come from a dogged, talented persistence. He overcame these obstacles and went on to be, at one time, the biggest reggae artist since Bob Marley. Yellowman was the Biggie of his era: a man who fit none of the usual images of a swaggering pop phenomenon. This gave him instant novelty appeal, but it was his immense natural skill that actually put him over the top. An early review of his music stated that Yellowman’s voice was ‘like watching Michael Jordan play basketball’, such is his mastery. Artists such as Notorious B.I.G, Tupac and KRS-One have sampled ‘Zungguzungguguzungguzeng’ over the years.

He is joined by the hard hitting Dillinger. Dillinger was part of the second wave of DJ Toasters who sprung up around Jamaica during the mid 1970s. Inspired by Big Youth, U Roy, and Dennis Alcapone, Dillinger was known for his quick wit and humorous lyrics. Growing up in Kingston, Dillinger would hang around Dennis Alcapone’s El Paso Setup. This exposure would eventually lead to a full time gig at Jackie’s sound system. Just as Alcapone took his performing name from a famous American gangster, Dillinger took his own name from John Dillinger. His song “Cocaine In My Brain” is considered an all-time reggae classic.

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2014 UK Tour Dates

Wednesday 26 February
Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester
01206 500 900
Thursday 27 February
The Globe, Cardiff
Friday 28 February
Hendre Hall, Bangor
01248 371116
Saturday 1 March
District, Liverpool
Sunday 2 March
The Flyover, London
07956 406913
Tuesday 4 March
Concorde 2, Brighton
01273 673 311
Wednesday 5 March
02 ABC, Glasgow
0141 418 3000
Thursday 6 March
The Sage, Gateshead
0191 443 4661
Friday 7 March
Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
01603 660352
Saturday 8 March
Band On The Wall, Manchester
0845 250 0500
Sunday 9 March
Hootananny Brixton, London
020 7737 7273

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