Following an extremely successful West Coast tour which started in Hawaii and included sell out dates in such places as the Hollywood Bowl, Christopher and Ghetto Youths International have announced new U.S. tour dates which span across the East Coast throughout Labor Day weekend. The shows will feature performances by Christopher and the other Ghetto Youths Crew members Wayne Marshall, Jo Mersa and Black-Am-I along with Damian “Jr Gong” Marley, Julian Marley and Stephen “Ragga” Marley.
The entire crew will kick off this Northeast portion of the tour on Thursday, Aug 29 in Boston, MA at the House Of Blues. They will join in on all the Labor Day festivities across New York City. The gang will perform at Hot 97′s On Da Reggae Tip 2013 on Friday, Aug. 30 in Manhattan, then head to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Sunday, Sept. 1. The following day (Mon. Sept 2) they will stay in the borough to float down the Eastern Parkway for the annual West Indian Day Parade. That same night, the Ghetto Youths Crew have their own showcase at SOBs in the city. In between the NYC dates, they also will perform in Essex Junction, Vermont on Sat. Aug 31. See full tour schedule below.
These tour dates will continue to support their recent compilation Ghetto Youths International Presents Set Up Shop Vol. 1. 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 UK.