Ghetto Youths Int’l ‘Set Up Shop’

Cham, Wayne Marshall, Jo Mersa, Christopher Ellis and Black-Am-I have a month’s worth of shows beginning next week. launches its reggae adventure in Philadelphia and includes dates in Chicago, Aspen, Seattle and San Francisco.
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The tour takes its name from the recently released compilation album that’s available now.

The Marley roots run deep on this one.  The 23-year-old Mersa is the son of Stephen Marley and the grandson of reggae legend Bob Marley.  The Ghetto Youths International label was founded by Damian, Stephen and Julian Marley.

Jamaican dancehall star Marshall released his first full-length album in over 10 years when Tru Colors dropped in January.  Ellis is the youngest son of Jamaican vocalist Alton Ellis, dubbed the “Godfather of Rocksteady.”  Black-Am-I is Ghetto Youths International’s latest signing.

Here are the dates:

April 9 – Philadelphia, Pa., Underground Arts
April 10 – New York, N.Y., S.O.B.’S
April 11 – Washington, D.C., The Hamilton Live
April 13 – Boston, Mass., Brighton Music Hall
April 15 – Chicago, Ill., Double Door
April 16 – Madison, Wis., High Noon Saloon
April 17 – Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue
April 18 – Lincoln, Neb., Bourbon Theatre
April 20 – Fort Collins, Colo., Aggie Theatre
April 21 – Denver, Colo., Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
April 22 – Aspen, Colo., Belly Up Aspen
April 24 – Seattle, Wash., The Crocodile
April 25 – Portland, Ore., Alhambra Theatre
April 27 – Santa Cruz, Calif., The Catalyst
April 28 – Solana Beach, Calif., Belly Up Tavern
April 29 – Los Angeles, Calif., EchoPlex
May 1 – San Francisco, Calif., The Independent
May 2 – Santa Ana, Calif., Constellation Room @ The Observatory 

Some shows are already on sale.  Click here for more details.