Katchafire Gets Usa Distribution Deal And Tour Dates For Hawaii And Uk

Katchafire, Aotearoa’s top reggae band, have gained an American distribution deal with 2b1 Multimedia in San Francisco. 2b1 is a specialist label with a strong live reggae catalogue of international acts. The owner, Boots Hughston, is a music industry legend around San Francisco, having been a session player to the stars, major live venue owner and a supplier of music production services, as well as being one of the visionary few who created the venue site that has become REGGAE ON THE RIVER, the premiere live reggae event in the US for over 20 years!

2b1 is, in turn, distributed throughout the USA by the highly-rated Sony/BMG-owned Red Distribution. The latter’s most recent success being breakthrough reggae act Matisyahu.

Katchafire will now play live performances in the US this August in support  of the 22nd July release in the States of REVIVAL. This will be part of an extensive headline tour of Hawaii, which includes fronting both nights of the annual BIRTHDAY BASH event for top radio station KCCN in Honolulu.

The UK will not miss out either – an extensive tour has been arranged for July and dates are as follows:-

Thursday 13 July
The Coronet, 28 New Kent Rd, London
8pm til 1am
DJs: tbc
£12 advance / £15 door

Friday 14 July
Larmer Tree Festival, Larmer Tree Gardens, Wiltshire
Other Acts: Afro Celt Soundsystem, Dreadzone, Seth Lakeman etc
Sold Out

Saturday 15 July
Cypress Avenue, Cork, Ireland
8pm til 2am
DJ: Dr Fiasco
10e advance / 12e door

Sunday 16 July
Crawdaddy, Dublin, Ireland
8pm til 12am
DJ: Dr Fiasco
12e advance / 15e door

Tuesday 18 July
Liquid Rooms, 9c Victoria St, Edinburgh
8pm til 12am
DJs: Mungo’s Hi-Fi
£12 adv / £15 door

Thursday 20 July
The Croft, Stokes Croft, Bristol
8pm til 1am
DJs: Dubwize Soundsystem
£10 adv / £12 door

Friday 21 July
Llangollen Fringe Festival, Llangollen, Wales
7pm til 1am
DJ: Earthdoctor
£9 adv

Saturday 22 July
Monkey Café, 13 Castle Street, Swansea, Wales
8pm til 2am
DJs: Survival Soundsystem
Price tbc

Sunday 23 July
Ashton Court Festival, Bristol

Sunday 23 July
Truck Festival, Oxfordshire
Other Acts: Mystery Jets, Chicks on Speed etc

For further information on the UK tour please contact: anton@trailermedia.com

Katchafire and Mai Music would like to extend a very sincere ‘thank you’ to all the individuals like yourselves who have responded to their music and given them support, resulting in the USA distribution deal and tour dates into these important international arenas.

For further information please contact:

Gaylene Martin
Email:  Gaylene.kiwi@xtra.co.nz

Victor Stent, Mai Music
Email:  victor@maimusic.co.nz


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