New Kingston – Protect Me Tour

New Kingston – Protect Me Tour



New Kingston, the NYC-based, chart-topping reggae band, will embark on an extensive fall tour in support of their new single and music video “Protect Me”, off their #1 Billboard album “Kingston City” (released earlier this year on Easy Star Records). “Protect Me” features guest vocals from the legendary reggae group The Wailing Souls.  The debut of the accompanying music video will be unleashed in September shortly before the band launches a 30+ city national tour. Fans can keep up with all the tour happenings via social media with the hashtags #TPMT and #NEWKINGSTON. Tickets go on sale for most shows at 10am EST on Friday, August 7, 2015 at

New Kingston is a true family affair, featuring three brothers (Stephen, Courtney Jr., and Tahir), who all sing and play instruments, joined by their father, Courtney Sr., who plays bass. With their Jamaican roots, reggae is in the band’s blood, but having grown up in the musical melting pot of New York City, the three brothers bring in plenty of other influences as well.  The latest record includes 12 songs and guest appearances by members of Tribal Seeds, Hawaiian singer-songwriter Kimie Miner, Sister Carol, The Wailing Souls, and the late, great reggae legend Sugar Minott.

The song “Protect Me” revolves around the positive message of staying true to your core values especially in the face of the many distractions the universe throws your way.  Stephen elaborates,

“The song is about protecting yourself from the different entities that take you away from your path and staying strong.  It’s asking for protection from a higher force.  Tahir’s verse states ‘They try and clip our branches, but can’t kill our roots,’ and this is exactly the statement we want our single and tour to promote.”

Don’t miss the opportunity to catch what FDRMX calls,

“a refreshing brand of reggae that is as authentically Jamaican as it is refreshingly unique among other U.S. reggae outfits.”

Tour Dates

    • Sept 24 – Providence, RI – Fete
    • Sept 25 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s Live
    • Sept 26 – Asbury Park, NJ – TBA
    • Oct 2 – Vienna, VA – Jammin’ Java
    • Oct 3 – Myrtle Beach, SC – Carolina Roots Sessions
    • Oct 4 – Atlanta, GA – Smith’s Old Bar
    • Oct 7 – Sanford, FL – West End Trading Co.
    • Oct 9 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
    • Oct 10 – Boca Raton, FL – Funky Biscuit
    • Oct 11 – Jupiter, FL – Guanabanas
    • Oct 12 – New Orleans, LA – Blue Nile
    • Oct 13 – San Antonio, TX – Jack’s Patio Bar
    • Oct 15 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
    • Oct 16 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
    • Oct 17 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
    • Oct 18 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock
    • Oct 22 – San Diego, CA – Tin Roof
    • Oct 23 – Los Angelos, CA – The Mint
    • Oct 24 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
    • Oct 26 – Sacramento, CA – Harlows
    • Oct 28 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
    • Oct 29 – Portland, OR – Goodfoot Lounge
    • Oct 30 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
    • Nov 2 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up
    • Nov 4 – Denver, CO – Cervantes’ Other Side
    • Nov 5 – Fort Collins, CO – Hodi’s Half Note
    • Nov 6 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
    • Nov 7 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
    • Nov 8 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
    • Nov 13 – Burlington, VT – Nectars
    • Nov 14 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

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