Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Sounds Of Reggae Show Featuring Ali Campbell Comes To Brooklyn
In celebration of Jamaica's 50 years of independence, veteran reggae crooner Beres Hammond, award-winning artist Shaggy, Ali Campbell and his version of UB40 and British reggae star Maxi Priest will all perform together as part of the Sounds of Reggae concert at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Wednesday, December 12.
As part of the promotional lead up to the show, Hammond is scheduled to make his U.S. late night television debut on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show on Tuesday, December 11th, 2012. The Grammy-nominated reggae icon will be greeted by Jimmy Fallon and sit in with The Roots to perform his hits in and out of commercial breaks. Hammond's appearance at the show is timed to coincide with the release of his brand new album "One Life, One Love" the following day.
The show also gives fans of UB40 living in the New York area a chance to finally hear Ali Campbell and his band perform. For a sense of what to expect from Campbell and his band, check out a show they performed in Sweden earlier this year that includes their versions of the band's classics (One In Ten, Cherry Oh Baby, Kingston Town), a handful of Campbell's solo songs and a catchy cover version of Prince's "Purple Rain."
Tickets for the Sounds of Reggae show are available by visiting www.barclayscenter.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.