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Shabba Ranks

Shabba Ranks Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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On tour Yes
Followers 28,509
Category Dancehall, Reggae
Concerts
Jun
15
Barclays Center
Brooklyn
Tickets
Aug
03
The National Bowl
Milton Keynes
Tickets
About Shabba Ranks
Shabba Ranks (born Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon on 17 January 1966, in Sturgetown, St Ann's, Jamaica) ranks among the most popular dancehall artist coming out of Jamaica. Ranks gained his fame mainly by practicing dee jaying rather than singing tunes similarly to his contemporaries. Ranks arrived on the Jamaican and international stages in the late 1980's with a number of fellow artists. These include the British vocalist Maxi Priest; reggae singers Cocoa Tea, Crystal, and Michael Rose and R&B singer Johnny Gill; in addition to working with luminaries Chuck Berry and American rappers KRS-One and Chubb Rock. His biggest hit non-Jamaican hit was "Mr. Loverman", although in Jamaica and for many reggae lovers, this was not his best work. Other, more appreciated tracks by reggae enthusiasts, include "Respect", "Pirates Anthem", "Trailor Load A Girls", "Wicked in Bed", "Caan Dun", and "Ting A Ling". His later reputation was badly damaged by his explicitly homophobic views and lyrics. This was evidenced by a particularly notorious incident on the Channel 4 programme 'The Word' where he appeared to advocate the crucifixion of homosexuals and was condemned for his comments by presenter Mark Lamarr. On tracks like "No Mama Man", a sample of such views persists: "Don't give a love to a man if you nuh seh him a mama man" "If Jamaica would a legalize gun / to kill battyboy would be the greatest fun" Another example of these views is in the song "Wicked in bed": "Inna me fi bed me no want Alfred/ me no want Tony/ me no want Ted/ me no promote Mama Man/ I leave Mama man fi dead/ BAM BAM! me lick a shot on a mama man's head" Following this episode, and subsequent negative media coverage, his career never fully recovered. He was eventually dropped by his American record label, Epic Records, in 1996. However, his previous work netted him at least two Grammy Awards. Anti-homosexuality is a common viewpoint in the reggae-dancehall community in Jamaica; Shabba Ranks is not the only artist to have referred to such matters in song. Later reggae artists that have come under criticism for their homophobic views include Buju Banton, Beenie Man, Elephant Man, and Sizzla. (See also LGBT rights in Jamaica.) Wicked In Bed is featured on the Reggae radio station K-JAH Radio West in popular videogame grand theft auto San Andreas, released in October 2004.
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Genres
Dancehall, Reggae
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Shabba Ranks Tour Cities
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom Brooklyn, NY

Frequently Asked Questions About Shabba Ranks

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Shabba Ranks on tour?

Yes, Shabba Ranks is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Shabba Ranks concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Shabba Ranks tour is scheduled for 2 dates across 2 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Shabba Ranks scheduled to play?

Shabba Ranks is scheduled to play 2 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Shabba Ranks tour start?

Shabba Ranks’s tour starts Jun 15, 2024 and ends on Aug 03, 2024. They will play 2 cities; their most recent concert was held in Brooklyn at Barclays Center and their next upcoming concert will be in Brooklyn at Barclays Center.

What venues is Shabba Ranks performing at?

As part of the Shabba Ranks tour, Shabba Ranks is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

Jun 15 - Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
Aug 03 - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom @ The National Bowl
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