After a whirlwind week Gyptian’s new album Hold You comes in at #2 on the Reggae Billboard charts. The smash hit single “Hold You” maintains at #1 on iTunes. Gyptian spread the word of his release through various performances and interviews with Vlad TV, FADER and MTV to name a few. The album has received high praises. Spin magazine gave it three stars and The New York Times said “like his big hit, this record is spare, woozy and gently enchanting, all breezy, loping love songs.” Gyptian is currently touring internationally in support of the worldwide release.
Gyptian was raised in the rural King Weston district in the parish of St. Andrew by his Christian mother Pauline and his Rastafarian father, Basil. Neither parent dictated their son’s spiritual path but both encouraged his musical talent; thus Gyptian, who earned his nickname because he often wrapped shirts around his head in the style of an Egyptian pharaoh, sang at his mother’s Sunday morning church services and at the Saturday night dances promoted by his father who owned the Sugar Stone sound system.
July 29 LOS ANGELES
July 30 MONTEREY
August 1st- Canada (Caribana)
August 5th- Jamaica Album Release Party
August 6th- Miami (Album Release Party)
August 7th- Mandeville, Jamaica
August 14 St. Croix (USVI)
August 20 POUGHKEEPSIE
August 21 TAMPA, Fl.
August 22nd York College, Queens NY
August 28th WLLD Tampa, FL
Sept 3rd- NYC Hot 97- On The Reggae Tip
Sept 4th- Orlando
Sept 5th- BB Kings NYC Hot 97 Bobby Konders & Jabba
Oct 2nd- Club Tobago, NYC
October 8th thru 10th – Miami Carnival