One of reggae’s original superstars will be touring the U.S. all summer long. Having just finished a stint downunder with fellow Jamaican legends Toots & The Maytals, Burning Spear will kick off more than three months of U.S. dates June 12 in Cleveland.
He’ll hit the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tenn., the next day, and proceed across the country, wrapping back around to New York City by September 19, when he’ll play the Central Park SummerStage concert.
Last summer, Burning Spear (real name Winston Rodney) released Freeman, a new album recorded at the famous Harry J’s studio in Jamaica. Rodney’s own Burning Music label is re-releasing a batch of classic albums from throughout his 35-year career this month.