International Reggae Sensation, Alborosie, hailing from Sicily, Italy has just released his newest album Sound the System in Europe with plans for a US release in October. In the meantime you can find Alborosie on an international tour.
Originally, Alborosie was a member of the Reggae National Tickets, but decided to go solo in 2001. After going solo he moved to Jamaica where he became a national citizen and has gone on to become extremely respected in the classic reggae sense. He has received international success with tours throughout Europe, Mexico and the United States.
Sound the System marks a new landmark in Alborosie’s music career as the 16 track album was written and produced by Alborosie himself. And not only did he write and produce, but he also did almost all of the albums instrumental arrangements.
Key features on the album include Ky-Mani Marley on the Bob Marley classic “Zion Train” and Italian star Nina Zilli on the song “Goodbye”. Also the Abyssinians make a guest appearance on “Give Thanks”.
This summer kicked off for Alborosie not only with his Euro release of Sound the System, but he did it right in the beginning of his summer tour. This tour will end up hitting 35 cities spanning 15 countries and go into the end of August.
Alborosie – Sound The SystemTrack Listing
2.) Play Fool (To Catch Wise)
3.) Rock the Dancehall
4.) Zion Train (feat. Ky-Mani Marley)
5.) To Whom it May Concern
6.) Who Run the Dance
7.) Goodbye (feat. Nina Zilli)
8.) U Got to be Mine
9.) Love is the Way
10.) There is a Place (feat. Kemar)
12.) Don’t Pressure It
13.) Warrior feat. Nature
14.) Give Thanks (feat. The Abyssinians)
15.) Shut U Mouth
Upcoming Tour Dates:
July 20 @ Messina, IT – Fiera Di Messina
July 21 @ Dour, BE – Dour Festival
July 23 @ Tel Aviv, ISR – Barby Club
July 26 @ Selestat, FR – Bal des Petits
July 27 @ Civray, FR – Au Fil Du Son
August 15 @ Sassari, IT – Campo Sportivo
August 16 @ Salento, IT – Gusto Dopa Al Sole
August 17 @ Senigallia, IT- Mama Mia Esetate
August 18 @ Ariano Irpino, IT – Ariano Folk Festival
August 21 @ Benicassim, SP – Rototom Sunsplash
August 22 @ Gent, BE – Feest In Het Park
August 23 @ Bielawa, PL – Festival Reggaelowisko
August 24 @ Wiesen, AU – Wiesen Sunsplash
August 25 @ Übersee, GER – Chiemsee Reggae Fest.
August 28 @ Amsterdam, NL – Paradisio
August 29 @ Pula, CR – Outlook Festival
August 30 @ Castagnole Lanze, IT – Festival Contro
August 31 @ Copenhagen, DK – Scandinavia Reggae Fest.
November 30 @ Paris, FR – Zenith (+ guests)
Article By: Andrew McClatchy
Watch: Alborosie – “Respect” (ft Junior Reed)
Listen: Alborosie – “Zion Train” (ft. Ky-Mani Marley)