February 02, 2010
ALL SYSTEM GO FOR DUANE STEPHENSON’S TOUR OF EUROPE
It’s been all systems go for singer Duane Stephenson, who’s on his first full tour of European continent.
The two-week journey, which kicked off on January 26 in Toulouse, France will see the singer touching down in various countries throughout the continent, as he promotes reggae music and what he calls “all the positives vibes”.
Duane has already performed in Madrid, Spain, Lisbon, Portugal and Bordeaux , Montpelier and Paris in France. A day off on Tuesday, will give him just enough time to catch his breath as he prepares for a hectic days ahead which will see him doing shows non-stop from February 3 to February 14.
“It comes with the territory and as artistes we just have to strength up physically and otherwise to take the trod. Music is what we do and we have to make every effort to respond to the call and to show that we appreciate the call,” the singer said.
Duane, who is on tour with Tarrus Riley, I-Octane and the Black Soil band led by saxophonist extraordinaire and producer/song-writer, Dean Fraser, is eagerly anticipating
He travels to the German city of Wuppertal on Wednesday for a performance inside the U-Club, after which the team moves to the Prague in the Czech Republic, Vasteras in Sweden, Zurich, Struttgard, two cities in Holland — Amsterdam and Rotterdam — and then returns to Sweden, this time Stockholm.
With no scheduled rest day, the group moves to Ghent in Belgium and from there to the United Kingdom where they will have three performances. On Friday, Duane will be in Manchester, Saturday will be Birmingham at the Sapphire Club and Valentine’s Day, February 14 the tour ends with a concert at the Brixton Academy in London.