July 15 and 17 Grammy Nominated Reggae Icon Beres Hammond performs in Brooklyn

Raising the bar to a higher level, Jamaican musical legend and Grammy nominated singer Beres Hammond performed to sold-out venues less than a year ago. From July 1 to August 30th, he will make his second trek across the United States and Canada for his highly anticipated encore tour. This tour will further elevate his status as the pre-eminent figure in reggae today. Fans can look forward to hearing his timeless classics as well as current hits from his VP Records album A Moment In Time released late last year.

Known to many as the originator of “Lover’s Rock” or the “Otis Redding of Reggae,” Beres Hammond has been writing, producing and pouring out his smoky-sweet voice over every kind of riddim track for over three decades. He has repeatedly sold out some of the country’s largest and most prestigious venues (Theatre at Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall). He has paved the way for many musicians today and is a favorite of Wyclef Jean, Carl Thomas and Alicia Keys.

From his early days as the lead singer of the ‘70s funk-reggae infused band Zap Pow, Beres has consistently produced hits and number one singles. While newcomers today are searching for a breakthrough hit and old timers are plotting their comeback, Beres is a study in longevity.   He released his first studio album, Soul Reggae in 1976 spawning the number one hit “One Step Ahead” and in 1985 the dancehall breakthrough “What One Dance Can Do” off his self entitled album. He has collaborated with Reggae’s elite—Marcia Griffiths and Buju Banton who are virtually staples on any Beres tour—and has worked with legendary producers Willie Lindo, Steely and Clevie, and Philip “Fattis” Burrell, to name a few. In 1990, his album A Love Affair from Donovan Germain’s Penthouse label raised his popularity to new heights. Cuts like “Tempted To Touch” and “Who Say” with Buju Banton are still huge in the dancehall today. During the ‘90s, Beres blazed a trail of modern classics for a variety of producers, from the strugglers’ anthem “Putting Up Resistance” (Tappa) to lovers’ laments like “Come Back Home” (Star Trail). In 2001, Beres brought us major hits like “They Gonna Talk” and “Rock Away” from his Grammy nominated album Music is Life. VP Records then released The Ultimate Collection: Can’t Stop A Man in 2003 to commemorate Hammond’s career, and his 2004 album Love Has No Boundaries, which featured his familiar romantic ballads and mid-tempo dancehall grooves.

Please see full tour schedule below:

Date                Day                   City/STATE                                        Venue

1-Jul            Wednesday    Jacksonville, FL                        Plush
3-Jul            Friday             Miami, FL                                 James Earl Knight Center
4-Jul            Saturday        Tampa-St Peterburg, FL           Ritz Theater
5-Jul            Sunday          Orlando, FL                              Hard Rock Café
7-Jul            Tuesday         Raleigh, NC                             Lincoln Theater
8-Jul           Wednesday     Norfolk, VA                               Norva
10-Jul         Friday              Atlanta, GA                              Dreamz Club
11-Jul         Saturday         Charlotte, NC                           Neighbor Theater
12-Jul         Sunday           Washington, D.C.                     Wolftrap
14-Jul         Tuesday         Richmond, VA                           The National

15-Jul         Wednesday    Brooklyn, NY                             Academy of Music
16-Jul         Thursday        Boston, MA                               Lido
17-Jul         Friday             Brooklyn, NY                             Academy of Music
18-Jul         Saturday        Westchester, NY                       Westchester Center
19-Jul         Sunday           Charleston RI                           Ocean State Reggae Festival
22-Ju          Wednesday    Ottawa, ON                              St Joseph Hall
23-Jul         Thursday        Branford, ON                            Club Envy
24-Jul         Friday            Montreal, QC                             Paramount Theatre
25-Jul         Saturday        Toronto, ON                              Downs View Park
26-Jul         Sunday          St. Catherine, NL                      CAW
30-Jul         Thursday       Baltimore, MD                           Rams Head Live

31-Jul         Friday            Philadelphia, PA                      The Electric Factory

1-Aug         Saturday        Hartford, CT                             Downtown Hartford
2-Aug         Sunday          Elizabeth, NJ                            Ritz Theater

5-Aug         Wednesday   Columbus, OH                          Ala Rosa
6-Aug         Thursday       Detroit, MI                                 Majestic Theater
7-Aug         Friday            Nelson, OH                               Mid west Reggae Festival
8-Aug         Saturday       Chicago,  IL                               Martin

10-Aug       Monday         St. Louis, MO                             Club Viva

12-Aug       Wednesday   Minneapolis, MN                       1st Ave.
15-Aug       Saturday       Calgary, AB                               International Reggae Festival
17-Aug       Monday         Vancouver BC                          Commodore Ballroom
18-Aug      Tuesday         Seattle, WA                               Studio 7

19-Aug      Wednesday    Eurka, CA                                 TBA
21-Aug      Friday             San Francisco, CA                   Regency Center Grand Ballroom
22-Aug      Saturday        San Diego, CA                          Wave House
23-Aug      Sunday          Los Angeles, CA                        Sports Arena

24-Aug      Monday         Phoenix, AZ                                TBA

25-Aug      Tuesday        Santa Fe, NM                              Sante Fe Brewing
27-Aug      Thursday       Austin, TX                                   TBA
28-Aug      Friday            New Orleans, LA                        House of Blues
29-Aug      Saturday        Houston, TX                               Royal Palace

30-Aug      Sunday          Dallas, TX                                  House of Blues

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