Burning Spear Announces First NYC Show in More Than a Decade

Reggae icon Burning Spear will play at Capital One City Parks Foundation Summerstage in Central Park on August 25, their first NYC show in more than 10 years and final announced show of the summer.

A music-maker, community icon, educator and spiritual uplifter, Burning Spear has carried the torch of the political activist Marcus Garvey’s gospel, promoting self-determination and self-reliance for African descendants for over four decades, throughout 25 albums. Promoting messages of peace and love to all, through his complex lyricism and rhythms, Burning Spear is a lifelong touring musician and his return to the stage will be nothing short of monumental.

The reggae icon will perform in New York for his Fan Appreciation tour which sees the Grammy Award-winning artist return to the stage for the first time in more than five years, playing cities like San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, DC, and more.

Burning Spear’s latest single “Mommy,” pays homage to the bold, powerful, minor-key reggae style that the icon helped pioneer in the 1970s and is the first standalone single from his upcoming album No Destroyer (TBD release date).

The show is presented by Sony Hall and DayGlo and tickets are on sale now. The full list of this year’s SummerStage lineup can be found here.

Jul 22 San Francisco, CA, US The Masonic
Jul 23 San Diego, CA, US Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
Jul 24 Inglewood, CA, US YouTube Theater
Jul 26 Portland, OR, US Roseland Theater
Jul 27 Seattle, WA, US Moore Theatre
Jul 29 Silver Spring, MD, US The Fillmore Silver Spring
Jul 30 Denver, CO, US Levitt Pavilion
Aug 5 Boston, MA, US House of Blues – Boston
Aug 6 Philadelphia, PA, US TD Pavilion at the Mann
Aug 10 Vertheuil, France Domaine De Nodris
Aug 13 Birmingham, UK Forum Birmingham
Aug 14 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton
Aug 25 NYC, SummerStage in Central Park

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