Squash is ‘trending’ - Artiste’s team says concert tickets are in high demand
Dancehall artiste Squash’s much-anticipated 6ix is Real concert is scheduled for this Friday, March 29, and according to his manager Junior ‘Heavy D’ Fraser, tickets are in high demand.
“Ticket sales are doing well and people are calling from all over to get tickets, so it’s generating a lot of interest at this time,” Fraser told THE STAR. “I can’t provide the numbers right now, but trust me, everything looks very good.”
The event is scheduled to be held at the popular Sabina Park in Kingston, and will see the entertainer performing for fans for the first time since being released from lock-up on January 30.
Known for songs like Trending, Lavish, Oh La La and No Complain, Squash was taken into custody on August 8, 2018 during the state of public emergency in Montego Bay, St James.
The occasion will also feature members of his 6ix team, including Chronic Law and Jahvillani, as well as dancehall acts Teejay, Aidonia, Jada Kingdom, Shane O, Shane E and a special guest.
“It’s not just a party we’re keeping, it’s a real presentation,” Fraser said. “It’ll be Squash’s first time performing with a band. We’re not using any tracks, so it will be a real performance. All the artistes on it are working with the band too, so it’s a real show. Squash himself is very excited, full of energy and ready to go and give people the Squash they have been longing to see, the real 6ix boss. We’re currently rolling out plans as it relates to parking and security details.”
There has been an increase in concerts staged by entertainers in recent months, namely Buju Banton and Popcaan, but Fraser said this increase could not be possible without promoters.
“It’s not just the artistes keeping the events; promoters are backing the artistes and doing everything on the ground and making the investments because many artistes cannot afford to do it on their own,” he said. “You will see the artiste’s name and face and they play a big role in the event, but there are also people paid to do other things who make these events possible, too.”