Punch Touring to make UK 'lovesick'

February 20, 2018
Ammo Talwar
Romain Virgo

Punch Touring prides itself as the premier booking agents for touring reggae acts in the United Kingdom.

Since its inception, the company has worked with a long list of acts from Jamaica and the Caribbean.

Now, the company is pulling out all the stops for the Romain Virgo 'Lovesick' UK tour. Accompanying the former Digicel Rising Stars winner on the trek is rising reggae singer Sevana.

Ammo Talwar, CEO of Punch Touring, has seen at first-hand the development of reggae acts in the UK over the years, including Tarrus Riley, and Jesse Royal. He has high hopes for Virgo's first major outing.

"This is guaranteed to be a prestige tour. Both Romain and Sevana will be performing with full bands and bringing a particular style of music for their fans," said Talwar.


New album


Virgo will be promoting his new 17-track Lovesick album, due for release on March 30 by VP Records.

The singer is well known on the UK lovers rock scene for his string of hits which have become staples on FM radio.

The tour is scheduled to start on April 4 in Birmingham and wrap on April 8 in London. The other dates are April 5 (Manchester), April 6 (Leeds) and April 7 (Cardiff).

Talwar also shed some light on the growth of the tour scene in the UK.

"Reggae artistes in the UK are always developing new audiences, especially with the online and streaming support, while touring in the regions, and obviously, London, is healthy. Dancehall artistes are also making major moves into mainstream festivals, creating new pathways for emerging artistes to follow," he said.

Punch Touring has offices in Birmingham and London. The company has plans to bring other established and emerging acts from Jamaica later this year.

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