Jamaica’s most prolific crooner Beres Hammond is pleased to announce the One Love, One Life Tour in support of his latest critically-acclaimed album, carrying the same name.
Throughout the entire month of August, the Grammy-nominated reggae icon will headline prestigious venues across the northeastern and southeastern region of the United States as well as select dates in Canada.
Known to many as the “Otis Redding of Reggae,” Beres Hammond has been producing and pouring out his smoky-sweet vocals over every kind of riddim track for almost 40 years. His latest double-disc studio album One Love, One Life, released November 11, 2012 on VP Records, peaked at #1 on Billboard’s Top 10 Reggae Album chart and has been hailed by Rolling Stone as “one of the best albums of a four-decade-long career.” The first disc One Love includes his signature classic lover’s rock sound, while the second disc One Life contains more of his socially-conscious, spiritually empowering tunes. Beres Hammond produced 19 of the 20 songs with co-producers Donovan Germain on “No Candle Light,” Collin “Bulby” York on “In My Arms” and Michael Fletcher on “More Time.”
From his early days as the lead singer of the ‘70s funk-reggae infused band Zap Pow, Beres has consistently produced number one hits and iconic reggae anthems still played today. He released his first studio album, Soul Reggae in 1976 spawning the number one hit “One Step Ahead” and in 1985 the dancehall breakthrough “What One Dance Can Do” off his self-titled album.
In 1990, his album A Love Affair from Donovan Germain’s Penthouse label raised his popularity to new heights. Cuts like “Tempted To Touch” and “Who Say” with Buju Banton are still huge in the dancehall today. During the ‘90s, Beres blazed a trail of modern classics for a variety of producers, from the sufferah’s anthem “Putting Up A Resistance” (produced by Tappa Zukie) to lovers’ laments like “Come Back Home” (produced by Richard Bell for his Star Trail label).
In 2001, Beres brought us major hits like “They Gonna Talk” and “Rockaway” from his Grammy-nominated album Music Is Life. VP Records then released The Ultimate Collection: Can’t Stop A Man in 2003 to commemorate Hammond’s career. The set was followed by 2004’s Love Has No Boundaries, which features his familiar romantic ballads and mid-tempo dancehall grooves, and 2008′s A Moment In Time, which includes the smash “I Feel Good.” Beres’ track record of hits is unprecedented in reggae, and with surefire classics like “No Candle Light” and “In My Arms” on his latest release One Love, One Life, this legacy will live on.
Beres Hammond has also garnered an international fan base from around the globe. He performs non-stop and has repeatedly sold out some of the country’s largest and most prestigious venues including the Barclays Center, Theatre at Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall. Beres recently made his national U.S. television debut this past December on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, performing alongside The Roots. He is also a star favorite among Rihanna, Drake, Alicia Keys, Carl Thomas and Wyclef Jean.
BERES HAMMOND 2013 TOUR DATES:
Aug 2 @ Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, NY
Aug 3 @ NJ Pac in Newark, NJ
Aug 4 @ Mann Center in Philadelphia, PA
Aug 6 @ Ram’s Head Live in Baltimore, MD
Aug 7 @ Norva in Norfolk, VA
Aug 8 @ Howard Theatre in Washington, DC
Aug 9 @ Club Lido in Boston, MA
Aug 10 @ Ive’s Concert Park in Danbury, CT
Aug 12 @ Flatbread Company in Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Aug 13 @ The Muse Night Club in Nantucket, MA
Aug 14 @ Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT
Aug 16 @ Hilton Lac-Leamy Casino, Hull in Quebec, Ottawa
Aug 17 & 18 @ The Sound Academy in Toronto, Ontario
Aug 19 @ The Shrine in Chicago, IL
Aug 21 @ Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, NC
Aug 23 @ Knight Theater in Charlotte, NC
Aug 24 @ The Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL
Aug 25 @ Wolf Creek Amphitheater in Atlanta, GA
Aug 28 @ Plush in Jacksonville, FL
Aug 30 @ Hard Rock in Tampa, FL
Aug 31 @ Hard Rock Live in Orlando, FL
CRITICAL PRAISE ON BERES HAMMOND’S NEW ALBUM ONE LOVE ONE LIFE
“one of the best albums of a four-decade-long career.”
“…steady grooves and some bonafide classics…adds another jewel in his crown.”
- ASSOCIATED PRESS
“…two relaxed, thoughtful helpings of Hammond side-by-side.”
“A brilliant storyteller…Beres’ signature gut-wrenching passion summoned the soul of Otis Redding, the sensuality of Teddy Pendergrass and sweetness of Sam Cooke…”
Chosen as Large Up’s #1 Best Caribbean Album of 2012 -”flawless…one of the most powerful statements”