Sting promoters are looking to capitalize on Busy Signal’s surge in popularity after being released from prison in the United States.
Signal returned to Jamaica last month after serving six months behind bars in the U.S. on a charge of jumping bail.
After contemplating his next move, Busy Signal has decided to join the all-star lineup of Sting 2012.
Sting co-promoter, Josef Bogdanovich, says Busy Signal brings mass appeal to the show.
“This year’s Sting will be celebrating the release of Busy Signal, his only concert of the year, and his first in four and a half years in Jamaica,” Bogdanovich said. “If you are saving your money for one party or show for the holidays, then Sting is the place to be. Busy Signal is going to pack people into the venue who have never been to Sting before. Just to see his first performance in Jamaica. We expect a bonanza online through live streaming.”
“Busy Signal could get the loudest ovation of the night when he walks out for the first time on a stage on Jamaican soil in almost five years, especially after his recent ordeal. It is going to be one of those landmark moments in dancehall,” Bogdanovich added. “No one who is a true dancehall fan will want to miss that, plus Busy has a broader appeal with women and the middle class that is undeniable because of the quality of his songs.”
Busy Signal released a slew of new singles since returning to Jamaica, including “Come Shock Out,” “Think Man A Idiot,” “Jail Juice,” and “Defence” which is believed to be a jab at Vybz Kartel and Tommy Lee.
Busy Signal will share the stage with the likes of Mavado, Popcaan, I-Octane, Tommy Lee, Sizzla Kalonji and more.
Sting will be held at Jamworld, Portmore on Boxing Day, December 26.