Photos & Feature by Empress K @www.reggaereflection.com
10/26/2011 - With only a few shows left on the current leg of the Forward to Love Tour, Ziggy Marley performed to a sold out crowd at the Paradise Theatre in Boston. The tour was in support of his Grammy nominated 4th solo studio album, 'Wild and Free' , which was released over the summer on June 14, 2011. The smaller size of the venue provided an intimate setting for the show with a good view of the stage from both the main floor as well as from the balcony area. Ziggy's arrival in Boston was hallmarked by the two large bright yellow tour busses parked in front of the Paradise decorated with Ziggy's 'Forward to Love' emblem and other Marley related logos. Part of the successful fan interaction campaign has been to take a photo of the tour bus and post it online when it is sighted, which fans have readily been doing coast to coast. See Fan Bus Photos
Ziggy Marley Tour Busses make their way to Boston
While I've been to numerous Marley Festivals in Miami, as well as many individual shows for Stephen, Damian and Julian Marley, this was the first opportunity for me to to attend Ziggy's show and I was looking forward to it. I was not alone. A diverse crowd of various ages arrived at the venue early and queued in a long line until the venue opened sometime past 7:00 PM. Sound check was apparently still going on as Ziggy was spotted exiting the venue and left in a waiting taxi while the early concert goers were already in line.
Leon Mobley a world renown West African drummer and percussionist opened up the show with an upbeat set of music. Leon received an very enthusiastic response from his home crowd in Boston.
Leon Mobley Sets the tone for the evening
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