Date(s) - 26/09/2014
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Backstage Bar & Billiards
Smash Magazine announces reggae artist Yellowman at Backstage Bar & Billiards (601 E. Fremont. St. Las Vegas) has been rescheduled to Friday, September 26 at 8:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. doors.
All tickets for the original August 11 show will be honored or patrons can request a refund at point of purchase. Tickets for Yellowman and supporting artists Ras Kronik and Najja Dread are still available for $16 in advance, $21 day of show, plus any service charges. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.smashmagazine.com or www.ticketfly.com. The show is 21+ with valid ID.
Yellowman has an incredible history in Reggae music. His upbringing at the Maxfield Home orphanage in Kingston and being albino in Jamaica were two obstacles the he overcame to go on to become, at one time, the biggest reggae artist since Bob Marley.
After winning a talent contest at Tastee Patties in Kingston, Yellowman went on to excite reggae crowds all over Jamaica and the rest of the world with his boastful and sometimes bodacious lyrics. His ability to ride rhythm and excite a crowd made Yellowman an instant hit in Jamaica. He also began to work with the Ace Sound System in St. Thomas, drawing big crowds at his dancehall performances. He was known to spread out and work for a number of different producers, sometimes releasing as many as five albums per year, leading to a recording contract with CBS Records. Yellowman recorded one album with them before he was diagnosed with jaw cancer and was given six months to live in 1986. After surgery an extended leave of absence from the record industry, Yellowman began his comeback with the song “Blueberry Hill,” and his career was re-launched. “Yellow Like Cheese,” his first album for RAS, was the beginning of what would be a long and fruitful relationship with RAS and Yellowman.
While Yellowman has often made as many enemies as fans with his controversial, often overtly sexist lyrics, he remains one of the most respected and professional artists in the reggae world. Outliving his cancer prognosis and continuing to dominate the reggae scene with incredibly lively performances, Yellowman now emerges singing at a slightly slower pace, but with witticisms as cheeky, spirited and intelligent as ever, and delivered with his customary sharp, melodic style. For more information, visit www.djyellowman.com.
BACKSTAGE BAR & BILLIARDS
Backstage Bar & Billiards, or “Triple B,” is part upscale billiards lounge and part rock ‘n’ roll museum and homage to subculture. The venue in downtown Las Vegas features some of the world’s biggest DJs, live musical acts and is often considered to be one of Vegas’ best spots to play some pool and have a brew. For more information, please visit www.backstagebarandbilliards.com.