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Chronixx plans 'Capture Land Jamaica Tour' for March

Published:Monday | February 23, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Chronixx, the musical revolutionary, has announced a three-parish tour featuring his Zincfence Redemption Band live in concerts, scheduled for March 13-15. The four-hour concerts, which form Part One of the Capture Land Jamaica Tour, kicks off in St Elizabeth on Friday, March 13, then goes on to Kingston (Saturday, March 14) and culminates in Portland on Sunday, March 15.

With a vision for development and a purpose being a change agent, the reggae singer has also taken a novel approach to his musical tour of the island. Each concert produced by the Chronixx Music Group will be staged in venues that will ensure an intimate setting. The event is a full-length feature concert from Chronixx and the Zincfence Redemption Band, which will differ from the abbreviated performances delivered when the artiste is billed as part of larger shows, with limited time allotted for performing.

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The concept of the event is driven by the young musician's belief that a movement is needed to catapult the music industry to priority for policymakers and development. Chronixx explained this view during an interview on Television Jamaica's weekly entertainment programme Entertainment Report, aired on February 13. "I am doing an island tour ... we are doing tours and events in makeshift venues, which means there is no form of movement that acknowledges the fact that we are the main export. It's not bauxite, it's not tourism. It's music." he said.

With strong views and a militant approach to his faith, the artiste will share with patrons his way of life and as such, notes that the event will be meat and alcohol free. Chronixx is excited about the upcoming event, which will mark his debut performances in Portland and St Elizabeth, giving him a chance to connect with a broader cross section of his fan base.

The artiste steadily rose in popularity, but in 2010, received mass approval with singles Start A Fyah, Capitalist (featuring Infinite), and Behind Curtain, and continues to amass a strong international fan base.

Dread and Terrible

West Coast tour

Chronixx and Zincfence Redemption are currently in the United States on the Dread and Terrible West Coast tour, which features Kelissa and Keznamdi, with 12 stops between February 14 and March 1. This is a testament to the artiste's belief in building a movement. He explained, "We don't want to get in any form of competition, and you find that when the industry gets as diverse as it is right now, that is a very good thing for any industry. You find yourself thinking competitive, and for me, that is not a natural thing. Me is a youth love to share my space. I don't want to ever feel like this space belong to me. Chronixx fi lock Jamaica, and we a lock down this. Mek every youth lock di place."

Chronixx released the seven-track Dread and Terrible Project in 2014 to rave reviews from fans, which also peaked at number one on the Reggae Album Billboard Chart. He also gave fans a sneak preview of the next single, Ghetto People, which premiered on Television Jamaica's Entertainment Report recently. The artiste notes that while he is always working and recording, he is keen on pacing his releases in the market.