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Sean Paul sets Sydney ablaze

Published:Wednesday | November 19, 2014 | 12:00 AM
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By the time multiplatinum, reggae superstar Sean Paul started to deejay the lyrics to his Billboard chart-topper, Temperature, the venue, Big Top at Luna Park in Milsons Point, Australia, was ablaze.

Sean Paul kicked off his headlining tour with R&B songstress Mya, in the island continent of Australia on Thursday, November 13. The tour continues through to the Australian cities of Perth, Melbourne, Adelade and Brisbane, before hopping to Papua New Guinea to complete the two-week pop tour.

A scintillating set, complete with full band, DJ, supporting vocals and dancers, Sean Paul electrified the hall for well over an hour and well past curfew. Yet, the audience rocked, danced and screamed as each hit was followed by another hit.

Up tempo tracks like Break It Off and Riot were complemented by mid-tempo tracks such as I'm Still In Love and Touch The Sky. Pulling from his hardcore dance collection, Sean Paul unleashed recent hits, Want Them All and She Doesn't Mind, and his dancers were only too happy to demonstrate their skills on stage.

Paul's catalogue of hits was well received. After all, this is his third tour of the nation. He toured previously in 2004 and 2009; roughly every five years.

Halfway across the world, Sean Paul hooked up with Jamaica-born Brick and Lace's Nyanda, Nailah and Tasha, who attended the opening concert. The ladies took a break from their own tour of Australia to pop in and catch Sean Paul's performance.

Media Rounds

Leading into the performances, pop princess Mya and Sean Paul made the media rounds and stopped in at the popular KIIS FM for a chat with Rosso. Several other media appearances are expected to follow.

"I'm loving it here," Sean Paul declared within 24 hours of his arrival for the tour.

As the saying goes, "all work and no play...". So between shows and media appearances, Sean and crew have hit the sights of Sydney, including the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge, in addition to the Sydney Zoo and several restaurants. The group has been sharing their experiences on social media with each stop.

The audience response on the opening night suggests that the five remaining stops of Sean Paul's Full Frequency Australia tour are likely to Touch the Sky.