Dancehall Hero Vybz Kartel fans in the UK are disappointed as a number of shows were cancelled due to the artist visa application being denied.
According to reports, the UK High Commission in Kingston turned down the artists application for work visa just days before his schedule European tour. This forced a number of promoters to cancelled shows in Germany, Italy, England and France.
The Gaza Empire leader missed the popular Rotterdam Reggae festival, Rockers Rockers Rockers Festival in France, two shows in Germany and a show scheduled today for Livelloundiciottavi in Lecce, Italy, for which he was schedule to perform alongside protégés Popcaan and Shawn Storm.
Promoters in Germany release a statement to the media, apologizing to disappointing fans.
“Due to the fact that the artiste Vybz Kartel did not receive his visa from the UK High Commission in Jamaica, he won’t be in Europe again this week! We will try and reschedule his tour for June, 2011, when he will be touring both the UK and Europe. We are very sorry for this massive disappointment, and inconvenience to all dancehall fans, and most importantly, “Vybz Kartel” fans.”
The usually outspoken Vybz Kartel is tight lipped.
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