New Kingston Kicks Off 'Protect Me' Tour Today

New Kingston Kicks Off 'Protect Me' Tour Today

New Kingston, the NYC-based, chart-topping reggae band, will embark on an extensive fall tour in support of their new single and music video "Protect Me," off their #1 Billboard album Kingston City (released earlier this year on Easy Star Records). "Protect Me," which features guest vocals from the legendary reggae group The Wailing Souls, is available to stream here. The debut of the accompanying music video will be unleashed in September shortly before the band launches a 30+ city national tour. Fans can keep up with all the tour happenings via social media with the hashtags #TPMT and #NEWKINGSTON. Tickets go on sale for most shows at 10am EST on Friday, August 7, 2015 at newkingstonmusic.com.

New Kingston is a true family affair, featuring three brothers (Stephen, Courtney Jr., and Tahir), who all sing and play instruments, joined by their father, Courtney Sr., who plays bass. With their Jamaican roots, reggae is in the band's blood, but having grown up in the musical melting pot of New York City, the three brothers bring in plenty of other influences as well. The latest record includes 12 songs and guest appearances by members of Tribal Seeds, Hawaiian singer-songwriter Kimie Miner, Sister Carol, The Wailing Souls, and the late, great reggae legend Sugar Minott.

The song "Protect Me" revolves around the positive message of staying true to your core values especially in the face of the many distractions the universe throws your way. Stephen elaborates, "The song is about protecting yourself from the different entities that take you away from your path and staying strong. It's asking for protection from a higher force. Tahir's verse states 'They try and clip our branches, but can't kill our roots,' and this is exactly the statement we want our single and tour to promote." Don't miss the opportunity to catch what FDRMX calls, "a refreshing brand of reggae that is as authentically Jamaican as it is refreshingly unique among other U.S. reggae outfits."

--- TOUR DATES ---
SEP 24 Providence, RI - Fete
SEP 25 Virginia Beach, VA - Shaka's Live
SEP 26 Asbury Park, NJ - TBA
OCT 2 Vienna, VA - Jammin' Java
OCT 3 Myrtle Beach, SC - Carolina Roots Sessions
OCT 4 Atlanta, GA - Smith's Old Bar
OCT 7 Sanford, FL - West End Trading Co.
OCT 9 St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live
OCT 10 Boca Raton, FL - Funky Biscuit
OCT 11 Jupiter, FL - Guanabanas
OCT 12 New Orleans, LA - Blue Nile
OCT 13 San Antonio, TX - Jack's Patio Bar
OCT 15 Houston, TX - Scout Bar
OCT 16 Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
OCT 17 Mesa, AZ - Club Red
OCT 18 Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock
OCT 22 San Diego, CA - Tin Roof
OCT 23 Los Angelos, CA - The Mint
OCT 24 Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
OCT 26 Sacramento, CA - Harlows
OCT 28 Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
OCT 29 Portland, OR - Goodfoot Lounge
OCT 30 Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern
NOV 2 Aspen, CO - Belly Up
NOV 4 Denver, CO - Cervantes' Other Side
NOV 5 Fort Collins, CO - Hodi's Half Note
NOV 6 Kansas City, MO - Riot Room
NOV 7 Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze
NOV 8 Chicago, IL - Schubas
NOV 13 Burlington, VT - Nectars
NOV 14 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall

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