January 22, 2010
DUANE STEPHENSON EMBARKS ON FIRST EUROPEAN TOUR
Singer Duane Stephenson will embark on his debut European tour at the end of this month. According to the artiste, he is looking forward to the three-week journey, and is in heavy preparation mode rehearsing with the dean Fraser-led Black Soil band.
“I’ve been putting in some hours doing rehearsals with the band and everything is coming together,” the singer stated. “But, Europe,” he added, “is having a really harsh winter and the temperatures are just something else. Right now I am also gearing up mentally for the weather and all that it brings … cold … snow, whatever,” said Duane.
Duane will be on tour with reggae acts Tarrus Riley and I-Octane. Interestingly, it will be a virgin European tour for all three artistes.
“We have all done one-off shows in various parts of Europe, but this will be the first real extended tour for all of us,” Duane said.
He noted that interest was already peaking as fans have been making it a talking point on Facebook and other social network sites on the Internet.
“I had to smile the other day when I went on line and saw a Facebook message referring to the tour as ‘a breath of fresh air’,” the singer shared.
The three-week tour will see the artistes performing in France, Portugal, Spain, Holland and England.