A little Spice in Europe

It’s rare for dancehall artistes to tour, especially in Europe which traditionally favours roots-reggae acts. Spice breaks that trend this summer with 10 dates on the continent, including major festivals.

The deejay warmed up for her Euro shows with a May 30 gig in Houston, Texas. Tomorrow, she moves across the ‘pond’ for three back-to-back shows in the United Kingdom.

There is a 19-day break before Spice performs in Toronto, Canada. Two days later, on June 26, she returns to Europe for a show in Portugal, followed by events in Belgium, Switzerland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden.

Spice is scheduled to perform on Summerjam Festival in Germany on July 2. Considered the biggest show of its kind, Summerjam 2022 also features Sean Paul and Shaggy with whom she collaborated on the risqué Go Down Deh in 2021.

After her European shows, Spice has additional July dates in New Jersey, Montego Bay (Reggae Sumfest), Trinidad and Tobago and Maryland.

Go Down Deh was one of the lead singles from 10, Spice’s much-touted album which was released last August by VP Records. It was nominated for Best Reggae Album at the 2022 Grammy Awards.

Spice first came to prominence with the 2009 single, Romping Shop, alongside her mentor Vybz Kartel. In recent years, she has taken her brand outside dancehall boundaries by co-starring in the VH1 reality series, Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.

Howard Campbell

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