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Dancehall Reggae Icon Buju Banton’s Scorching New Album Too Bad In Stores & Online Now!

– Too Bad US Tour Kicks Off Tonight In Ann Arbor, MI – Buju Banton Too Bad Album Artwork

(Kingston, JA/New York/NY – 12, September 2006) Gargamel Music, Inc. is happy to announce the North American release of international reggae superstar Buju Banton’s phenomenal new album Too Bad in stores and online today–the first full-length project from Banton’s Gargamel Music label.

It’s been three-and-a-half years since Buju Banton’s Grammy- nominated Friends For Life, but well worth the wait as the iconic deejay or yore returns to his roots delivering his first pure dancehall collection since the days of Mr. Mention (1992) and Voice of Jamaica (1993).
Several of the tracks on Too Bad are already certified hits in the core market: “Hey Boy” (aka “Talk To Me”) peaked at #4 on Hot 102 Jamaica’s Weekly Top 30 chart; “Me & Oonu” on the classic Surfari’s “Wipe Out” riddim hit #3 on BBC 1Xtra’s Top 10 Dancehall Chart and moved up two notches to #22 on JA’s Weekly Top 30; “Til It Bend” reached #3 on RETV’s Weekly Dancehall Chart; The street single “Nothing,” produced by Banton and his Gargamel production crew, just broke into the Top 10 at #10 on the Weekly Top 30 and currently sits at #12 on the RETV chart.

The lead commercial single “Fast Lane” boasts a reflective Buju chatting lyrical verse over an unconventional riddim steeped in jazzy, rare grooves. A breakthrough masterpiece, “Fast Lane” has also received an overwhelmingly positive response at Specialty, Mixshow and Commercial radio stateside. An accompany music video will be lensed in the coming weeks.

The highly anticipated release of Buju Banton’s Too Bad also coincides with the launch of the Too Bad US Tour, officially kicking off tonight at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor, Michigan and crisscrossing the country over the next six weeks. The tour will feature Banton juggling new and classic hits alongside The Shiloh band, plus dancehall dynamo Assassin and up-and- coming Gargamel Music artist New Kidz.

BUJU BANTON
TOO BAD US TOUR 2006

9/12/2006 – Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, MI
9/13/2006 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
9/14/2006 – Bluebird Theater – Bloomington, IN
9/15/2006 – Brickyard – Columbus, OH
9/17/2006 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
9/20/2006 – Fox Theater – Boulder, CO
9/21/2006 – Belly Up Tavern – Aspen, CO
9/22/2006 – Suede – Park City, UT
9/25/2006 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
9/26/2006 – Nightlight – Bellingham, WA
9/27/2006 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
9/28/2006 – Wow Hall – Eugene, OR
9/29/2006 – Mateel Community Center – Redway, CA
9/30/2006 – Mezzanine – San Francisco, CA
10/01/2006 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
10/02/2006 – Slo Brewing – San Luis Obispo, CA
10/03/2006 – Century Club – Los Angeles, CA
10/04/2006 – 4th & B – San Diego, CA
10/06/2006 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
10/07/2006 – Palm Beach – Dallas, TX
10/08/2006 – Matrix – Houston, TX
10/10/2006 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
10/11/2006 – Floyd’s Music Store – Tallahassee, FL
10/12/2006 – Plush – Jacksonville, FL
10/14/2006 – Music Farm – Charleston, SC
10/16/2006 – Ziggy’s – Winston-Salem, NC
10/17/2006 – Starr Hill Music Hall – Charlottesville, VA
10/19/2006 – Sonar – Baltimore, MD
10/20/2006 – Terrace Ballroom – Newark, NJ
10/25/2006 – BB Kings Blues Club – New York, NY

For regular tour updates visit www.gargamelmusic.com or www.myspace.com/bujubanton

Buju Banton. Too Bad. Pure. Uncut. No Additives or Preservatives. Cop yours today!

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