By Marc Quadagno
First of all, I just want to say I love living in New York City.
As a lover of live music, especially at shows with local bands who also have worldwide notoriety, there's an indescribable feel to the venue, the performance, and the fans, one that borders on the vibe of a local show while still carrying the awe of a touring band. Being from Brooklyn, one could technically say this show in Manhattan wasn't a local show at all, but the band had their hometown crew in full force, and there were clearly fans who knew only some of the band's entire catalog, those that were there to hear their favorite songs.
Their first album was self-released in 2010, called, "In the Streets," and it mixed reggae with genres such as hip hop. It allowed them to grow with both generations of fans – new and old - and they built their live performance chops opening for artists such as Matisyahu and Collie Buddz, eventually touring with Buddz. They continued to growing their fan base overseas, appearing at festivals such as the Reggae on the River, Summer Jam in Germany, and Uppsala Reggae Festival in Sweden, eventually signing to NYC-based label, Easy Star Records.
This past week as they prepared for their show at Highline Ballroom, New Kingston sat down with DJ Gringo to talk about their 2017 tour. They discuss their up and coming new album, which is "better than sliced bread" as well as what the second generation of reggae brings to NYC.
NEW KINGSTON BRING THE FYAH TO NEW YORK CITY FOR THEIR ANNUAL HEADLINING SHOWCASE TICKETS FOR APRIL 15TH AT THE HIGHLINE BALLROOM AVAILABLE NOW
(New York, NY) - Hot off a hugely successful 2016 campaign that saw new music aplenty in the form of EP Kingston Fyah and the single “i”, New Kingston is set to entertain fans with a continuation of their annual New York City headlining performance. The year’s show will be at the Highline Ballroom in the heart of the Chelsea neighborhood. Advance tickets are on sale for $15 with discounts for large groups. The 700-capacity venue will provide an intimate setting for the massive stylings of New Kingston.