Yellowman readies third leg of ‘No More War’ tour
Dancehall veteran Yellowman is gearing up to kickstart the third leg of his ‘No More War’ tour across the United States.
The tour is scheduled to commence in March and will again see the deejay being on the road with his daughter singer, K’Reema, and the Sagittarius Band.
“In preparing for the tour, I still run up and down the hill a morning time cause you know mi have to run up and down on stage,” Yellowman told The Sunday Gleaner. “My daughter is ready, and the band is ready again, so, basically, we are ready to go out again, and by you quint, it is March, so we are prepared.”
He added: “We’ll be covering Hawaii, California, and America, and then in the summer, we will do China, Japan, other Asian areas, and then we do Europe. We’re gonna come back to America again and do the winter.”
The Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt hitmaker commenced the tour – titled off his 2019 album – in early 2020. It was, however, disrupted because of the pandemic. He resumed in October 2021 and performed in states including Texas, New York, California, Florida, Ohio, and Michigan.
“It was very good, and the people were longing for the live face-to-face performance, so it was very great,” he reflected. “It was more great with my daughter doing that tour with me, too, so it was very exciting and a great feeling. The feeling was the same with the people, and the energy was the same on stage, so it was very welcomed.”
The ongoing tour symbolises more than entertainment and getting back to business for the deejay as he incorporates interludes about peace throughout his set.
“Whenever I’m going to do the title track on the album, No More War, I always let them know that I do this song because you have a biological warfare going on right now, and I always tell them that don’t worry because everything have an ending. Some have a bad ending, some have a good ending, but everything have a good ending. I always ask them to stay in peace and love and stick together and don’t have a mind of war.”
The tour experience also includes merchandise at the varied venues that bear popular song titles from his hit catalogue.
Having toured the world for more than four decades, Yellowman said the love and reception are similar regardless of the country, but he holds a few places near and dear to his heart.
“You have a lot of places where you love to be like Hawaii, Japan, Guam, and Australia because those places are kinda just different from everywhere. Africa, too.”
Yellowman celebrated his 66th birthday on Saturday and his wife’s birthday on Thursday.