Soca Star To Rock New York
New York, March 8. 2008 – Soca superstar Machel Montano is getting ready to shine in the spotlight once again when he headlines at New York’s famed Madison Square Garden (MSG) on Friday, March 28.
Montano set industry records by performing two shows on one night at MSG last year May, and both to sold out crowds. Hailed as the “Prince of Soca,” he’s back for the highly anticipated encore, promising a show that is “bigger and better,” as he returns with a slew of new singles from his upcoming album, due out this summer.
Montano maintains his crossover and worldwide appeal by successfully fusing genres, somehow managing to seamlessly blend soca with reggae, dancehall and reggaeton. He recently scored chart-topping hits with the likes of Shaggy, Mr. Vegas, Vybz Kartel and Buju Banton. A national hero to the people of Trinidad, Montano returned home for Carnival season and is now preparing to spread his new sounds to the rest of the world, New York being one of the first stops.
Last year renaming himself Machel Montano HD, he pledges to redefine his identity both as an entertainer and an individual. “Every year I get simpler, and I am getting closer to some complete picture of the sound I’ve been trying to create,” reveals Montano.
Fans can hear his redefined sound when he takes center stage at MSG, with his usual fanfare. The audience can expect more of a Vegas-style show with an abundance of theatrics, masquerade costumes and surprise guests. Last year’s performances saw special appearances from Shaggy, Mr. Vegas, and Collie Buddz, just to a name a few. Now Montano promises some major surprises in store for his fans, come Friday, March 28.