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July 2, 2014
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Alkaline's globetrotting tours

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Red-hot dancehall artiste Alkaline recently completed a five week tour of Europe. The trek saw the deejay upping the ante, delivering creditable performances, which left thousands of fans screaming for more.

The large number of fans who turned out for the shows, and the overwhelming reception to the songs, were testimony of Alkaline's popularity outside Jamaica, and the fan base that has been cultivated.

"The tour, overall, was a good experience and I got the opportunity to interact with my fans once more, and that is always a pleasure," Alkaline explained, in a release to the media.

The tour saw Alkaline performing in countries including Germany, France and Switzerland. It kicked off, May 16, in Paris, and wrapped, June 21, in Germany.

Explaining how he benefited from his first European tour, Alkaline said: "Well, I think I'm better able to control my audience now. Going around, performing in various countries, to people with different cultures, forces you to get out of your comfort zone and to really work hard to get a solid reaction from the crowd."

The deejay has been flying high locally, with a string of hits. He recently released a summer song, Holiday Again. It was produced by Not Nice.

Feedback to the song has been overwhelming, so far, and plans are in place to shoot a video to accelerate promotion.

Prior to embarking on tour, Alkaline completed songs for a number of producers including Anju Blaxx (UIM Records), DJ Frass and Not Nice. The songs are to be released shortly.

Now on tour in Canada, Alkaline returns to the island in time for his scheduled performance at Reggae Sumfest Dancehall Night, Thursday July 17.

"I'm really excited about performing on Sumfest. I am looking forward to performing the hits for the fans," he said.

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