Reggae Icon Buju Banton To Headline One Love Festival Tour Kicking Off Tonight (24, August 2006) In Fort Lauderdale

– New Album TOO BAD In North American Stores September 12TH –

(Kingston, JA/New York, NY – 24, August 2006) Jamaican music icon Buju Banton aka Gargamel will headline the One Love Festival Tour, which kicks off tonight at Revolution in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Now in it’s 4th year, the 2006 One Love lineup boasts an incredibly diverse group of acts that also includes Reggae legends Gregory Isaacs and Cocoa Tea, self- styled fireman Capleton, newcomers Assassin and Elan, plus the Live Wyya Band. The festival will travel for the next two- and-a-half weeks through Florida, North Carolina, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Virginia, New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Maryland.

Meanwhile, Gargamel Music prepares for the North American release of Buju Banton’s hotly anticipated new album TOO BAD, due in stores on September 12th. The project is his first pure dancehall outing in over a decade and the first full-length project on his own Gargamel label. The street single “Nothing,” produced by Banton and his Gargamel production crew, is steadily climbing the Jamaican charts and receiving generous mixshow and specialty play stateside. The commercial single “Fast Lane” is a classy joint that boasts a more reflective Buju chatting lyrical verse over an unconventional riddim steeped in jazzy, rare grooves. Both songs are now available on iTunes.
Aug 24 – Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale
Aug 25 – Hard Rock Live – Orlando
Aug 26 – Jannus Landing – Tampa (BUJU BANTON & SHILOH BAND ONLY)
Aug 27 – Matrolina Expo Center – Charlotte
Aug 29 – Lincoln Theater – Raleigh
Aug 31 – Bank of America Pavillion – Boston
Sept 1 – House of Blues – Atlantic City
Sept 2 – Old Dominion University – Norfolk
Sept 3 – Roy Wilkins Park/IrieJamboree – Jamaica- Queens
Sept 4 – Pufferbellies – Hyannis
Sept 6 – Lupo’s – Providence
Sept 7 – Toad’s Place – New Haven
Sept 8 – Paramount Theater – Asbury Park
Sept 10 – Crossroads – Bladensburg

For more information about the One Love Festival Tour contact Peter Schwartz at The Agency Group at 212.581.3100