Reggae Rock Band Rootz Underground is currently on a one month Spring tour of Europe. The band, which left Jamaica on March 28, has so far performed in France and Switzerland. The band will also do shows in Greece, Italy and Poland. This tour is coming off the successful internet release of Rootz Undergrounds’ last single Power to the People which was ‘livicated’ to the people of Haiti. The tour will last until the end of April, just in time for the release of Rootz Underground’s latest album Gravitywhich is slated for a summer release.
Lead singer for Rootz Underground, Stevie G, says the Europe tour is going well: “We are very happy with the reception we have gotten so far. Every time we come to Europe we win over new fans with old fans bringing their friends to the shows and the vibe is just wicked. We have only done one week of the tour so far with several stops left in France, Italy, Greece and Poland and we are really looking forward to bringing positive music to these parts of Europe.”
In France on Wednesday March 31 Rootz Underground performed at Cabaret Sauvage in Paris, while the very next day, Thursday April 1, they performed at Chatodo in Blois followed by the Garorock Festival in Marmande, France on Friday April 2. The band then moved to Usine a Gaz in Nyon on April 3 which is located some 25 kilometres north of Geneva in Switzerland.
Rootz Underground has eight more dates in France as well as two dates in Greece, two in Italy and one in Poland. This will be the first time that Rootz Underground will be performing in Italy and Greece and lead guitar for the band, Jeffrey Moss-Solomon, thinks that this is a big step for the band: “We have never performed in Italy or Greece before. This is a big step for the band as we have a lot of fans in those two countries and we are especially looking forward to Greece as we hear that since the economic turmoil there, people have been using our songs to gain strength in their struggles.”
After the release of their second studio album,Gravity, Rootz Underground will return to Europe in the summer to perform at a few Reggae festivals. So far the band is confirmed for Summerjam in Germany onJuly 2 and Roskilde Festival in Denmark on July 3. These two shows are major signposts on the reggae music calendar. There are also other shows in the works but these dates have yet to be confirmed.
Rootz Underground’s 13 city Spring Europe tour continues with great crowd support as the band spread their message and music internationally. The band’s popularity has steadily grown around the world and Rootz Undergound continues to rise in Europe.