Shaggy - The 2014 Tour
Shaggy has done it again, and is bringing his extensive collection of reggae hip hop fusion
hits back on the road once again for what's sure to be one of the most exciting tours of the year. Don't miss Shaggy and his
entourage of accomplished performers as they head to a venue near you, including: Boston, MA; New York City, Y; Baltimore,
MD; Philadelphia, PA; Columbus and Cleveland, OH; Indianapolis, IN; Newport, KY; and Chicago, IL. Don't see Shaggy and crew
making it anywhere near you? Don't worry! Shaggy is constantly adding more exciting tour dates to his performance schedule.
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he's blowing up the biggest amphitheatres or playing the coolest clubs, Shaggy's 2014 tour is going to be the most exciting
event in hip hop this year. Catch him at the Wilbur Theatre, and get a firsthand taste of all the amazing nightlife that Boston
has to offer, or grab your tickets for Chicago's famed Cubby Bear and get down and dirty in the Chi Town's cultural capital.
When the cards fall and and all your friends are asking if you made it to the latest Shaggy concert, don't be the one saying
Hailing from Kingston, Jamaica, Shaggy spent his childhood on the tropical island,
getting a feel for the tropical vibes and vibrant music scene that the small Caribbean nation offers. His family would eventually
uproot and move to the world's cultural capital, New York City, where young Shaggy began taking music and singing classes
in the Brooklyn borough. His singing talent would be immediately noticed, but before he could get swooped up into the music
scene, duty called as Shaggy enlisted with the United States Marine Corps and was shipped off to Iraq and Kuwait for the duration
of the First Gulf War. The military would leave its mark in an unexpected way, with Shaggy exiting the military with the firm
belief that his next big career step wouldn't be with guns and cannons, but in music
Shaggy immediately got to work,
writing and recording his own material while immersing himself in the local music scene. He would work with some of the hottest
producers of the day, from Lloyd Campbell and Frankie Cutlass to Robert Livingston and Don One. He released a string of hits
that quickly gained him popularity, and was featured in a television commercial for Levi's jeans. The steady build of Shaggy's
career reached critical mass though in 2000, when his album Hot Shot exploded all over the American mainstream, eventually
going triple platinum and solidifying Shaggy as one of the hottest performers of the decade. His popularity wasn't limited
to North America, as Shaggy became an international phenomenon that was known the world over, from Europe to Asia.
position as international celebrity was cemented when headlined the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2007, which was held in his native
Jamaica. Shaggy would partner with a multitude of artists on his international touring escapades, from Belgium based performer
Natalia to the likes of international singers Cyndi Lauper and Bajan. By the end of the 2000s, Shaggy's reach had even extended
across all of Africa and the Indian subcontinent, with performances across South Africa and India. Shaggy is showing no signs
of slowing down as his tour schedule is getting more and more hectic, bringing his signature voice and hit filled discography
to all corners of the globe.
Shaggy's debut would drop in 1993, carried by Virgin records
and a success internationally, but initially had trouble gaining traction with North America. The album charted on the German
and UK Billboard, and hit as high as the #11 spot in Australia. The music would be critically successful, garnering four stars
from Q magazine and featuring some of Shaggy's earliest hits such as "Nice and Lovely" and "Oh Carolina".
anticipated 1995 release Boombastic really established Shaggy as a hip hop mainstay, carried by five hit singles that all
got extended radio airplay, including "In THe Summertime", "Boombastic", and "Why You Treat Me So Bad?". The album received
a coveted perfect score from Allmusic, and charted across the board including hitting the #34 spot on the US Billboard and
#11 once again in Australia. The album would be his biggest commercial success to date, with a platinum certification from
The biggest album in Shaggy's career dropped in 2000. Hot Shot would feature global phenomena mega hits "It Wasn't
Me" and "Angel", and be certified a jaw dropping triple platinum. The album climbed to the #1 and #2 Billboard spots in nearly
a dozen countries, making it one of the most successful albums in the world to date.
a Jamaican rockstar and a former American serviceman, Shaggy was bestowed the honor of the Jamaican Order of Distinction.
His formal title is Commander Shaggy.
The Shaggy Concert Experience
Get ready for one of the best hip
hop performances in the business today. No other performers have quite the charm, booming vocals, and deep well of mega hits
as this once in a lifetime performer. Whether he's opening with the global mega single "It Wasn't Me" or closing down the
house with a beautiful serenade of "Angel", the Shaggy concert experience is something everyone needs to experience in their
lifetime. Don't miss this opportunity to experience a living legend in the flesh - get your tickets today!