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Rygin King hits the road for Therapy Tour this month

Published:Saturday | November 12, 2022 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer
Rygin King
Rygin King

Dancehall entertainer Rygin King has no qualms about getting back on stage. In fact, a week ago, he announced to his more than 670,000 followers via Instagram that the United States (US) leg of the Therapy Tour would begin on November 24.

The deejay, who now uses a wheelchair, told The Gleaner that he does not feel limited in what he can bring to any show, and was focused on engaging the fans as he used to.

Rygin King said, “It’s always been an inexpressible feeling of joy and so much more to step out on a stage and be able to jump up and down. We know it a go tricky. It will be very different, but the time is now to make the people see me and to socialise [with] them, because I haven’t done that in a good while now.”

The Therapy Tour kickstarts in Queens, New York and makes the rounds in Connecticut, Texas, Washington DC, Georgia, and New Jersey. The Tuff artiste said other states and shows are being considered “because there have been a lot of requests for me to make an appearance, and Rygin King is an artiste weh love get the energy from the fans live and direct”.

He said that the energy would be reciprocated in a new way.

“It will be more composed; it is a more mature me, but it doesn’t mean I have dropped the standard of entertainment people know for dancehall. The experience will be even greater for all who come out to support me ‘cause it is a heartfelt engagement from the ‘King’,” he said. “Me a go make them see and feel the energy of what I’m doing, the body of work I put in, and, whosoever is not a fan, hopefully, they come, and their world will be transformed. They will become fans.”

After completing the US tour, which is slated to end January 21, Rygin King anticipates travelling further north to Canada and then to the United Kingdom.

“I’m just enjoying everything as it happens. The focus of the tour is not only on Therapy, the album, but the person and his morals – it’s all of what I understood then and what is to understand right now. Persons can look out for anything from Rygin King because anything is possible,” Rygin King said.