Maxi Priest Tickets
Maxi Priest stands as a stalwart artist of reggae gospel amongst his peers. His exciting brand of lovers’ rock and reggae has earned him an outstanding name in the music industry. Born and bred in Britain, excelling at a genre best known to Jamaican culture and acquiring a worldwide audience, Priest is an emblem of globalization. He is one of the pioneer singers to acquire international success of such magnitude in this field of music. Best known for his style of reggae-fusion, his concert is a treat for music lovers so grab your Maxi Priest tickets at the first possible instance.
Reggae music has thrived with the onset of internet and easy access to this genre of music. Maxi Priest has earned himself a rank with legends such as Jimmy Cliff, Bob Marley, Dennis Brown and Toots in taking reggae music to its ultimate stature.
Priest’s self-titled debut album, Maxi Priest was vital in setting him apart as the most successful British reggae singer. His musical career originated in singing on the South side of London followed by some independent single releases. His breakthrough songs with the American audience were "Close to You" in 1990 ranking on top of US billboard and a duet with Roberta Flack, "Set the Night to Music" reaching the top ten in 1991. 1996 followed another major hit with his duet with Shaggy, "That Girl." The enchanting cover of Cat Stevens’ "Wild World" reached top five in UK and number ten in the US and also prevailed over the western and country charts. He received critical acclaim with Japanese audience and was established an international star with his 1990 album, ‘Bonafide’. He is still the only reggae star to have topped the US billboard till date.
Maxi was encouraged by his mother at an early age while singing at the church. He polished his craft with extensive listening to Jamaican legends such as Ken Boothe, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Phil Collins and John Holt. From his initial rehearsals in the basement of his parents’ house to his worldwide success, he has a come a long way in enhancing his abilities as a musician. He used to lift speaker boxes for the Negus Negast and Jah Shaka sound-systems in his teens. Maxi began performing at community youth clubs and house parties with Saxon international and gradually won the approval of female audience. Maxi was hence far from an overnight sensation, in fact, he literally graduated through various levels, and moved to stardom.
He promoted shows at places like the Hammersmith Odeon and Brixton Academy, and introduced it to a vast audience. He also has the honor of performing at Jamaica’s Reggae Sunsplash – which is a pronounced achievement for any reggae star from overseas. Within a short span of time, he was welcomed to perform with artists like: Freddie McGregor and Dennis Brown, which also marks some of the peak moments of his career. Today, he’s one the most extensively travelled of any reggae musician. He has to his credit, successful multiple world-tours, and continues to attract huge fan following with his live performances.
His music takes a step further from mere entertainment; the concern of cultural identity in his music appeals the immigrants like him searching for an identity for them. He also took an initiative in the historic anti-racist demonstrations in his homeland. It’s significant to note that coming from Britain; he had to invest hard work and passion to be acknowledged in a foreign zone. The thematic concern in his music blurs racial identity and unites people coming from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Maxi’s music is rooted in R&B and is an amalgamation of rock and Jamaican too, offering an intriguing beat for his ardent fans. The much awaited album ‘Maximum Collection’ which is very close to him on a personal front since he dedicates this album to his deceased parents, promises enhanced and fresh tracks to dazzle his fans. There is no better way to meet the new fusion than at his live concert so fans shouldn’t let this opportunity slide.
His live concerts are invested with vigor and energy that a reggae fan would not miss. His singing remains remarkable even after thirty years of flourishing in the business. The tickets are now available so to enjoy the fervor of his robust flavors of music book your Maxi Priest tickets . The live experience can never match the quality of listening downloaded music so seize this opportunity to indulge in a musical feast.
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Currently the average price for Maxi Priest tickets is $63. The date and location for this event is 31-Jul-18 at Cornerstone - CA, Berkeley. The minimum get-in price for Maxi Priest tickets is $63.
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