On the heels of his fourth album A Matter Of Time debuting at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Reggae Album Chart, the Jamaican star Protoje announces new headlining dates for the end of the summer across the West Coast. The shows fall amidst his recently announced pair of dates supporting Ms. Lauryn Hill’s tour. See new dates in bold below and full schedule at http://www.protoje.com/tour. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, July 20.
Protoje is currently in Europe for the second leg of his A Matter Of Time Tour. He is hitting the festival circuit hard, including coveted spots on Reading & Leeds in England, Lowlands in The Netherlands, and Rototom Sunsplash in Spain, among others.
The album, which dropped at the end of June on Easy Star Records, soared straight to the top of Billboard Reggae Album chart during its first week of release. This is the second time Protoje has hit the top position on the U.S. Billboard Reggae Album Chart (with Ancient Future in 2015).
Thu/Aug-30 in Santa Cruz, CA @The Catalyst
Fri/Aug-31 in Placerville, CA @ Dry Diggings Festival
Sat/Sep-01 in Fresno, CA @ Tower Theatre
Sun/Sep-02 in San Francisco, CA @The Independent
Mon/Sep-03 in San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Wed/Sep-05 in Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
Fri/Sep-07 in Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint w/ Ms. Lauryn Hill & Nas
Sat/Sep-08 in San Diego, CA @ Music Box
Sun/Sep-09 in San Diego, CA @ Open Amphitheatre w/ Ms. Lauryn Hill
Critical Acclaim for A Matter Of Time
“…cinematic and as great a testimony as any to new-age reggae….”
– PAPER Magazine
“…charming instrumentation, lyricism and both upbeat and chill vibes…filled with very seaside sunshine-y bops.”
”…remarkable, truly progressive reggae album…”
“A catchy, sonic love letter.” (regarding latest single “Bout Noon”)
“…rich, varied and digestible on several levels…a perfect summer release.” ★★★★
“…organic, roots-respecting reggae sound with nuanced hip-hop, soul, jazz, electronic and rock flavors…soulfully-sung, melodious cognitions on life’s negatives and positives.”
“…fantastic listening, front to back…neo-roots-reggae production, bringing in mainstream-minded reggae that fuses traditional and contemporary elements.” (9/10)