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August 6, 2010, New York, NY – Just days after being recognized as the most popular dancehall artist in North America, based on on-line searches according to data from search engine Google, GYPTIAN has been added to the Damian “Jr Gong” Marley and NAS Distant Relatives 2010 Tour beginning August 24 in Charlotte, NC.

Gyptian has been enjoying chart success with his new album, HOLD YOU, which continues to hold the #2 spot on Billboard's Reggae Albums Chart. The title track, “Hold You,” has become a multi-chart hit worldwide and deemed a “2010 Summer Anthem.” According to Billboard Magazine “not since Wayne Wonder's "No Letting Go," has an underground reggae artist garnered as much attention in the United States as Jamaica's own Gyptian.”

SPIN Magazine gave HOLD YOU “3 Stars” while The Washington Post named Gyptian “the owner of the summer's most compelling dancehall hit.”

In addition to the Distant Relatives tour dates, Gyptian will also headline dates through October and then head to Europe for tour dates.

Tour Info:
August 6th Florida (Album Release Party – Gulf Stream Park)

August 7th Mandeville, Jamaica
August 14 St. Croix (USVI)
August 15 New Jersey Reggae Festival
August 21 TAMPA, Fl.
August 24 Distant Relatives Tour w/ Damian Jr Gong Marley & NAS- Charolotte, NC (Filmore)

August 25 Distant Relatives Tour w/ Damian Jr Gong Marley & NAS- Norfolk, VA (Norva)

August 27 Distant Relatives Tour w/ Damian Jr Gong Marley & NAS- Myrtle Beach (House of Blues)

August 28 WLLD (Radio date/ Tampa, FL)
Sept 3 NYC Hot 97- On The Reggae Tip
Sept 4 Orlando
Sept 5 Irie Jam- Roy Wilkin's Park (day show)/ BB Kings NYC Hot 97 Bobby Konders & Jabba

Sept 9th thru 12th UK Promotion
Sept 18 Costa Rica
Sept 25 Amsterdam
Oct 1st Club Tobago, NYC
Oct 2 Dominica
October 8th thru 10th Miami Carnival
October 13 thru November 13 EUROPE TOUR