Sunday 12 July, 2020

Rygin King cuts tour short as coronavirus fears spread across Europe

Rygin King

Rygin King

Dancehall artiste Rygin King and his management team will be cutting their European tour short, and attempting to leave The Netherlands to return home on Tuesday. 

"The shows in Italy and France have been cancelled. It appears all of the reggae festivals for the summer seems to have been cancelled, this pandemic ah go like yellow fever. This change the whole world," Rygin King's Rohan Ramsay manager told Loop News

The first show was held on March 2 in Zurich, Switzerland, and Rygin King had sold out performances in Germany and Amsterdam. 

"The shows in Germany, especially those in Zurich and Berlin showed that Rygin King's popularity is growing in Europe, but one of the best shows was in Amsterdam which was ram, the club full, four-corner forward, the Europeans loved the energy and the vibes," Ramsay said. 

The tour was slated to end on March 15th in Helsinki, Finland. The artiste will no longer head to Italy and France as the shows have been cancelled. He will also no longer head to Accra, Ghana where was scheduled to perform alongside Cham on March 21. 

"We're trying to get a flight to leave The Netherlands on Tuesday and head back to Jamaica,. We're going to drive to Brussels in Belgium and get a direct flight into Jamaica," Ramsay said. 

When he returns to Jamaica, Rygin King will resume work on his album. The album will feature production work from Colin 'Bulby' York, Sly and Robbie and other notable producers like the English DJ, and producer Toddla T.  

"The album will have over 12 tracks of new songs that have not been previously released, and it ah come hot up the road," the artiste said.

Born Matthew Smith, Rygin King hails from Montego Bay, and has been pursuing music professionally since he left high school. King is known for the singles,  'How Mi Grow' , the trap-fused dancehall banger, 'Tuff' and 'Things Gon Change'. 

He has a raft of new singles including Ruption', 'Luu Laa Lae' and 'Amazing'. 

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