A series of New Zealand performances by reggae star, and son of the late legend Peter Tosh, Andrew Tosh have been announced. Tosh will be backed by New Zealand’s David Grace & Injustice.
2012 marks not only the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence, but also the 25th anniversary of Peter Tosh’s tragic and untimely death in Jamaica.
Andrew Tosh, only 20 years old when his father was murdered, performed two songs at the funeral service. His career would take off in earnest the following year with the release of his debut album, Original Man; the follow-up, Make Place For The Youth, earned a Grammy nomination.
His most recent releases, Andrew Sings Tosh: He Never Died (2004) and Legacy: An Acoustic Tribute To Peter Tosh are critically acclaimed tributes to the legacy of his father. Legacy: An Acoustic Tribute To Peter Tosh earned a Grammy nomination in 2010.
Andrew Tosh will fly to France for a European tour directly from New Zealand in July, following five weeks in the country.
Tickets for the shows are available from the venues and from www.eventfinder.co.nz.
I have included an excerpt from Tosh’s show in Curitiba, Brazil from December 17, 2005.
I have said it before, and I will say it again now. I saw Andrew Tosh and Michael Rose on tour together in 1999 and it was, without a doubt, the best experience I’ve ever had at a reggae show. Tosh left it all on stage that night. You will not be disappointed by seeing Tosh live.