Rootz Underground Rocks California, Reggae Style

Kingston, Jamaica: – Rootz Underground, riding high from the success of their 1 st hit single Victims of the System, will take over California in September.

After their performance in Miami on August 30th to a crowd of over 300 at PS14, Rootz will jet off to California for 5 shows. On September 1st, Rootz performs for over 5000 personas at the Monterey Bay Reggae Festival. A week later on September 8th they move on to Berkeley to perform at the Shattuck Down Low. On September 12th Rootz will rock at the Temple Bar in L.A.

The California tour continues as Rootz performs at Jamaica 360 on September 13th, a charity concert designed to bring awareness and prosperity to the empowerment of Jamaica by building schools and training facilities, training and educating students and creating jobs. Access Hollywood’s Jamal Munnerlyn will host the concert at the Key Club in L.A. Also performing are Spragga Benz, Half Pint and Doug E. Fresh. Rootz doesn’t stop though; they continue the same night to perform a late night set at Jamaica Live at Dragonfly in L.A.

Rootz’ final show in California takes them to Malibu to perform at Malibu Inn on September 16th to an audience of 500 persons.

“Mystic Urchin is so proud to have the honour to present Rootz Underground’s first US tour, I am confident that anyone who sees this band live will become a Rootz fan and thanks to Headline Entertainment (booking agency) these guys will be touring all year!” – Steve Wilson, Mystic Urchin.

“I’m very glad that the US is waking up and taking notice of a Jamaican band. We are elated that bands are making headway; people are stopping to take notice. Wherever they perform not only will they win new fans with their style and presentation but will generate more bookings.” – Jerome Hamilton, Headline Entertainment.

Rootz Underground’s first hit single Victims of the System has had heavy rotation locally and internationally, and the video has peaked at # 2 on both RE TV and Hype TV. Rootz also maintained a # 1 spot on MTV Tempo’s Cross Caribbean countdown for 5 weeks and stayed on the charts for a total of 20 weeks.

Rootz Underground, managed by Mystic Urchin, plans to release a video for their second single from their debut album Movement in November 2007.

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