Tuesday, 5 July 2011
BANKY, WIZKID AND SKALES ANOUNCE FIRST-EVER EME AMERICAN TOUR!
US-based fans of ‘superstar’ Wizkid, R&B powerhouse Banky W, and critically acclaimed rapper Skales who have been longing to see them perform live, can now heave a sigh of relief.
The EME acts announced, today, that they’re staging a North America tour that’ll roll out in a matter of months. “Actually, the tour was earlier scheduled to begin in Washington DC on June 24," comments Banky W. "But due to certain circumstances, we have had to step back to work on a couple of elements necessary to deliver the best experience for our fans
"We know our fans in the US are waiting. And we apologise profusely, with a promise that this tour will be worth the wait. Our promoters have put in a lot of hard work, and we’re working with so many professionals in different cities to ensure everything goes well. I want to assure all those who have bought tickets already that we’re on; we’re coming for real; and it’s only a matter of weeks before we hit ‘God’s own Country."
Banky, who runs EME with partners in Nigeria and the United States, spoke from Lagos, Nigeria, where he has been living since relocating from the US in 2007.
The tour, according to a statement by EME, is in conjunction with the top Nigerian and African promoters in each city and will include big venue concerts, select club gigs, road stops, TV and radio performances as well as extended media visits.
The tour promotional partners are Afrique Events, Afrobeat Productions, Big A Entertainment, Camp Green, Club Nationale, De Eminentz, Mr. Déjà vu and The F.I.V.E Company. Others are Freshwaves, Incognito, Janda Entertainment, Jesse Poche (TakeoverDJs), Qrious
Media Group, Royal Entertainment, Shekpe Knights, So So Selective and Townkrier.com Says Segun Demuren, EME CEO: ‘‘Coming on the heels on a successful album launch concert for Wizkid, we’re moving on to the next step which is to ensure we deliver the best concert experience for our fans all over the world. We’re starting with the US with dates for Europe
and Asia to follow’’.
It’s the first-ever EME tour and an excited Banky adds, “Thanks for waiting this long guys. We’ll wait just a little bit longer, and then we can have all the fun in the world. We’re taking Lagos party to America!’’
Cities to be covered, according to an official guide released by EME, include Washington DC, New York City, Atlanta GA, Houston TX, Detroit MI, Chicago IL, Minneapolis MN, Boston MA, Dallas TX, Detroit MI and San Jose CA.