According to the UK Entertainment grapevine, Mikey Dread and the Dread at the controls band are conquering the first leg – the UK leg of the tour with – Wicked sounds of sweet roots reggae music. Reggae’s Godfather, Mikey Dread and the Dread at the Controls band are Rocking Europe to its core. Many traveling for hours to catch Mikey’s show. This leg of the European tour is proving to be more successful than ever imagined and it’s only in it’s 3rd week; apparently the majority of the attendees that came out to see Mikey perform last year, was so thrilled, with that personal magic touch of Mikey’s, that they came back this year, bringing a long lots of their family and friends.
There was never a doubt in my mind of the tours potential success, after all this is the “Dread at the Controls”. The impact Mikey Dread has on his fans worldwide is colossal. Mikey’s performances being the roots – cause and the fans reaction to the performance the – effect as he wholeheartedly give and give and give musically to his fans, recognizing and respecting that some had to go through great lengths to see him perform live.
Remember the European tour last year when thousands showed up and Mikey was signing autographs for hours. An ecstatic Mikey says, “Everything is going great! Europe still loves me and I am doing several Dub plates of my music for sound systems over here”. The Dread is definitely Reggaevated!!!
Next stop: Poland – June 2nd through June 4th on to France – June 10th.
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“Backstage Pass News update”
Mikey Dread is like the energizer bunny, he keeps going and going and going; although on a hectic tour of Europe, he is still finding time to continue to work on his next album “Backstage Pass” which is due to come out in September. The CD will Feature Sly Dunbar on drums, Flabba Holt, Larry Professor on Bass as well as Glen Brownie on bass, in addition he also re-recorded tracks with the Roots Radics and have Deadly Headly, Drew and the famous Skatalites trumpet player “Dizzy” Gallimore on the tracks along with many other famous original players on the album like Tony Asher, Franklyn Bubbler Waul on keyboards and Sticky, Bongo Herman and Sky Juice on percussion, and many more persons of standard in the reggae industry. Adding extra spice to the sound soon to come.
According to Mikey “The tracks sound awesome and I am taking more time on this project to make sure it sounds the way I want it to sound. It will be like the sound on the World War III CD; that is the style of this recording “. I have a new band direct from Jamaica featuring some of the people I used on my new CD as well as some that worked with me on my earliest recordings to maintain, the Dread At The Controls sound and vibes”.
Original Release of the “Dread at the Controls” album – Europe update:
Mikey Dread album ” Dread At the Controls” originally released on vinyl in 1978
on Trojan records is selling like hot bread in Europe now, especially since it is now available on CD for the first time, included with some Bonus King Tubby’s dubs to make the CD more appealing for the fans. This CD edition is on sale at www.mikeydread.com or through Ernie B’s in California.