Much hype for 'Magnum New Rules' - Alkaline's expected performance a factor
Dilan Reid of Brownstone Entertainment says ticket sales for Magnum New Rules set for March 25 are going fast.
The show, which boasts a highly anticipated performance from Alkaline, is expected to pull a large crowd as this will be the first time the Champion Boy deejay will be performing on local soil in three years.
But in an interview with THE STAR, Reid said he did not believe the show is solely being carried by the current hype surrounding the entertainer.
"Persons were already looking forward to the show. Persons who don't like him that much are going to come," he said. "I think people would have come out whether he was on the line-up or not because the show has many other quality acts on the show." Shaggy, I-Octane and Tarrus Riley are among others down to perform.
Reid further explained that his statements regarding the other acts and their pulling power was in no way intended to take anything away from Alkaline as an entertainer.
Reid said Alkaline's performance comes at an opportune time as local fans are even more excited to see him following his recent arrest.
"The artiste has the longest list of current hit songs in dancehall aside from Vybz Kartel, and a lot of these songs have not been performed on Jamaican soil for the past three years so people are coming out for that," he said. "They should expect an exciting performance. His songs are played at football matches, and even the prime minister used his songs on the campaign trail so his performance is highly anticipated."
Reid also explained that there are persons who will be coming out to critique the entertainer as some say he has no stage presence.
"People want to see him perform these songs on stage. If you go to any party, selectors can't play one Alkaline song and each song get the same response, so it is a show that people will come to critique as much as they'll come to enjoy themselves."
In an interview with THE STAR, Alkaline expressed that he is looking forward to his performance and is hoping to give his fans all they are expecting, and more.
"It's been a while since I've graced a stage in Jamaica so I'm definitely looking forward to a great show, performing for my fans who have been supporting me throughout."