Barclays Center in Brooklyn to Host The Sounds of Reggae Concert

May 4, 2012

BROOKLYN – Barclays Center in Brooklyn will host The Sounds of Reggae Concert on Sunday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. The show will bring together the internationally recognized band UB40 and British reggae superstar Maxi Priest to celebrate Jamaica’s 50 years of independence. Tickets for the concert will go on sale Friday, May 11 at 10 a.m. and will be available through Ticketmaster by visiting www.barclayscenter.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.

“Barclays Center continues to offer a unique blend of entertainment that reflects the diverse neighborhoods of Brooklyn,” said Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark. “The borough is home to one of the largest Jamaican populations in the United States and we are proud to present The Sounds of Reggae Concert as a celebration of their rich heritage.”

The band UB40 was founded in 1978 in Bingham, England and features lead singer Ali Campbell and band members Brian Travers, Robin Campbell, James Brown, Norman Hassan, Earl Falconer, and Duncan Campbell.  UB40’s sound is influenced by a passion for reggae, ska and early lovers rock music. The group became a commercial success on the US and UK Billboard Hot 100 charts with several hits including “Red Red Wine,” “Can’t help Falling in Love,” and “I Got You Babe.” To date, UB40 has sold over 70 million records.

Maxi Priest is a Grammy Award nominee and one of only two British reggae acts to have an American Billboard #1 song, the 1990 hit “Close to You.” His 1996 duet, “That Girl,” with Grammy Award winner Shaggy, peaked at #20 in the United States. Priest has also worked alongside reggae legends Sly & Robbie, Beres Hammond, and most notably Grammy Award winner Shabba Ranks, for the hit single, “House Call (Body Can’t Lie to Me).” Priest is best known for his Reggae Fusion style, which he applied to various tracks including the single “Set the Night to Music” with the legendary Roberta Flack.

The Sounds of Reggae is produced by Jammins Entertainment, a forerunner in marketing and managing of Reggae music. For additional concert information, please visit jammins.com or call 718-282-8041.

NETS All Access season ticket buyers have the opportunity to purchase tickets for Barclays Center events before the general public. Fans are encouraged to visit www.barclayscenter.com and follow @BarclaysCenter on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates and special pre-sale offers.