New York, NY – (May 28, 2024) – After a 15-year absence, Grammy award-winning reggae icon Buju Banton is set to make a triumphant return to the United States. Fans and music lovers can rejoice as Buju Banton, along with The Shiloh Band, will grace the stage at the renowned UBS Arena in New York on Saturday, July 13, 2024. This highly anticipated concert marks a momentous occasion, symbolizing resilience and hope for all.

Buju Banton’s “Long Walk to Freedom – N.Y.” Concert

Buju Banton’s return to the worldwide stage, titled “Long Walk to Freedom – N.Y.,” continues the journey he began with his world tour kickoff at Kingston’s famed National Stadium. This historic event, attended by over 30,000 fans, was one of the biggest music events in Jamaica’s history. Now, Buju Banton brings this legacy to New York, promising an unforgettable night of reggae music and celebration.

A Celebration of Life and Triumph

Buju Banton’s return concert on Saturday, July 13th, will also serve as a celebration of his birthday. “I give thanks for life each day, but on this weekend, there is a special thanksgiving, and I look forward to celebrating with all of my family, friends, and everyone who has prayed and supported me over the years,” says Banton. This concert represents a new chapter in his Long Walk to Freedom journey, embodying perseverance, determination, and faith.

Joseph Budafuco, Buju Banton’s manager, shares his excitement: “It’s a true honor to witness the return of a legend. From Buju Banton’s last concert in Miami in 2011 to his return concert in Jamaica, and now announcing ‘Long Walk to Freedom – NY,’ we look forward to presenting an exceptional concert in partnership with AG Consulting and Dahved Levy, whose market experience is profound.”

Dahved Levy, radio personality at WBLS and host of Long Walk to Freedom-NY, expresses his enthusiasm: “From his last show at Madison Square Garden in 2008 to his first show back in New York at UBS Arena, it is with great pleasure to be a part of history. Buju Banton is the baddest DJ ever to ride a dancehall riddim, and I won’t miss this show.”

An Unforgettable Night of Reggae Classics

Buju Banton will perform his world-renowned classic hits and beloved songs that have captured the hearts of many over the years. With his signature sound and undeniable talent, Buju Banton’s return promises to be a night to remember for all in attendance.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to witness history. Join Buju Banton and The Shiloh Band on July 13, 2024, at UBS Arena for a night of unforgettable music and memories.

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