Beres Hammond Celebrating his Legacy Across America: Veteran Reggae Artist Launches Forever Giving Thanks Tour

Half a decade has passed since we’ve had the pleasure of digesting a new Beres Hammond record, yet with the legendary Jamaican artist’s extensive library of chart-topping singles, the production of new songs isn’t necessary to maintain his active touring schedule.

Hammond is set to inaugurate his anticipated ‘Forever Giving Thanks Tour’ on the 17th of June, at the prestigious Sierra Nevada World Music Festival in Booneville, California.

The tour’s itinerary spans several states, with the iconic performer showcasing his timeless reggae tunes across numerous cities including Medford, Massachusetts; New Haven, Connecticut; Newark, New Jersey; Farmingville, New York; Norfolk, Virginia; Atlanta, Georgia; and a dual-stop in Florida’s Orlando and Fort Lauderdale.

On July 23, Hammond, now at the youthful age of 67, is set to grace the stage of the legendary Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, sharing the limelight with renowned acts such as Steel Pulse and Third World.

Echoing his successful 2022 ‘Solid Love Tour,’ Hammond continues to draw crowds in venues located in major cities, known for their substantial Jamaican and West Indian diasporas. One of these high-profile stops includes the Prudential Hall Performing Arts Centre in New Jersey, where he will share the stage with Romain Virgo on August 12.

This significant venue, boasting a capacity of 2,800, is also set to host a spectrum of other prominent acts this summer, including Santana, Alanis Morissette, LL Cool J, The Roots, and Erykah Badu.

As the tour progresses, on August 20, Hammond takes on the Cadence Park Amphitheatre, capable of seating 6,900 music enthusiasts. Five days hence, he graces the Hard Rock Live Orlando stage, which accommodates 3,000 attendees.

The ‘Forever Giving Thanks Tour’ culminates with an impressive double-header at the Au-Rene Theater, Broward Center For The Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale on August 26 and 27. These venues are no strangers to Hammond’s magnetic performances, having witnessed back-to-back sold-out shows in the previous September.

Hammond, a native of St. Mary, Jamaica, launched his illustrious career in the early 1970s with the Zap Pow Band. He rose to prominence later that decade, producing several iconic hits such as ‘One Step Ahead,’ under the supervision of Willie Lindo, who also played a critical role in directing ‘What One Dance Can Do,’ the groundbreaking 1985 single that ignited a continuous series of hit songs for the reggae maestro.