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News: Shaggy Announces Australian Tour

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(AUS) Metropolis Touring and Tombowler Presents have announced that Grammy award winning dancehall hip-hop reggae artist Shaggy will make his long awaited return to Australia in May 2015.

Shaggy will perform all of his hits including his three number ones ‘It Wasn’t Me’, ‘Angel’ and ‘Boombastic’ as well as ‘Hey Sexy Lady’, ‘Luv Me, Luv Me’, ‘In The Summertime’ and ‘Oh Carolina’ plus highlights from current album ‘Out Of Many One Music’. This will be Shaggy’s first truly national tour hitting Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.

Shaggy first exploded onto the scene back in 1993 with his Top 5 dancehall re-make of the ska hit ‘Oh Carolina’ which was quickly followed up by the party favourite ‘In The Summertime’ (which originally spent six weeks at number one in Australia for The Mixtures in 1970), and a duet with Maxi Priest ‘That Girl’ which again stormed the Australian top ten.

The release of the multi-platinum ‘Hotshot’ album saw Shaggy well on the way to worldwide sales of over twenty million albums. That album spawned major successes including ‘Luv Me, Luv Me’, ‘Angel’ (the Rayvon featured mash-up of Steve Miller’s ‘The Joker’ and ‘Angel Of The Morning’ by Juice Newton) and of course the all-time classic ‘It Wasn’t Me’ which recently saw The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart describe Vladimir Putin’s denial of Russian Ukraine expeditions as ‘The Shaggy Defence’.


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Saturday 16th – Sydney, Big Top
Sunday 17th – Brisbane, Eatons Hill
Wednesday 20th – Hobart, Wrestpoint
Thursday 21st – Melbourne, Forum Theatre
Saturday 23rd – Perth Astor Theatre
Friday 22nd – Adelaide HQ