We caught up with the legendary FREDERICK “TOOTS” HIBBERT of TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS for the last ever ReggaeChapter interview.
Ahead of his UK tour later this month, HIBBERT talked about returning to the live scene after a three-year hiatus and his plans for the future.
The Jamaican musician’s career was put on hold back in 2013 after an onstage bottle attack at a Virginia music festival.
Jamaican reggae band TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS has revealed the details of a full UK tour this summer.
Upcoming shows for the group now include:
Top Jamaican singer Toots Hibbert is back with his band TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS for a series of shows around the UK.
Upcoming gigs now include:
Jamaican music legend TOOTS HIBBERT of TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS will return to the live music scene this summer following a three-year hiatus.
The singer will headline Groovin In The Park on 26 June at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York, as confirmed via the Groovin’ Radio Facebook page.
Reggae singer FREDERICK “TOOTS” HIBBERT has settled a US$20m lawsuit he filed against organisers of Dominion Riverrock.
Back in 2013 the TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS singer was hit on the head with a vodka bottle during a live performance at the festival.
A Richmond Circuit Court judge recently dismissed the case at the request of lawyers representing Hibbert and the festival organisers.
The two parties did not disclose details of the settlement.
A US federal judge has ruled that State Farm Fire & Casualty Company has no duty to pay for injuries suffered by FREDERICK “TOOTS” HIBBERT after he was stuck by a bottle during a concert last year.
On 18 May 2013 Hibbert was hit in the head by a vodka bottle thrown by student William Connor Lewis at the Dominion Riverrock festival in Richmond, Virginia.
The Jamaican singer suffered concussion and required staples.
William C. Lewis, the man who threw a vodka bottle at FREDERICK “TOOTS” HIBBERT during a live performance in Virginia USA, has been sentenced to six months in prison.
Jamaican legend Frederick “Toots” Hibbert has filed a £13.5m (US$20m) negligence lawsuit against Dominion Riverrock festival sponsors Richmond Sports Backers and Venture Richmond.
Hot on the heels of performances at the Lambeth Country Show and WOMAD, the organisers behind Camp Bestival have announced Jamaican roots legend MAX ROMEO as the replacement act for TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS.
In addition, two “top notch reggae super stars” have been confirmed as the secret headliners for the new Lion’s Den Temple.
Reggae master U-ROY with his all-Jamaican band have been announced as one of the performers at London’s Open East Festival.
The weekend of music, food, theatre and family fun will mark the first anniversary of the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, taking place in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on 27-28 July.
Jamaican reggae legends LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY and MAX ROMEO are the last minute additions to the WOMAD Festival which takes place in Charlton Park later this month.
Hibbert is still undergoing treatment and his doctors have advised that he cancel all his summer UK tour dates.
Jamaican musician FREDERICK “TOOTS” HIBBERT is suing the man accused of throwing a bottle at him during a concert in Virginia, USA.
The TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS singer filed a lawsuit in Richmond Circuit Court against William C. Lewis, who is charged with “felony malicious wounding”.
The band from Lyon will be joining reggae legends TOOTS & THE MAYTALS and DAVID RODIGAN at Charlton Park on 25-28 July.
The singer returned home to Jamaica on Tuesday (28 May) after getting struck on the head with a glass vodka bottle, thrown at him by an audience member during a show in Richmond, Virginia.
Legendary Jamaican singer Frederick "Toots" Hibbert, frontman of TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS, has recovered after being hit on the head by a vodka bottle thrown by a drunk fan at a concert in Virginia, USA.
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Jamiacan group TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS have announced a 10-date tour of the UK this summer, in addition to three British festival appearances at Womad, Camp Bestival and BoomTown Fair.
The shows, which will include the full TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS band, are:
Daddy Ad and Earl Gateshead from TROJAN SOUND SYSTEM have selected their favourite Jamaican songs that have influenced English ska and reggae acts for The Guardian.
According to the feature, “From the Specials in Coventry to Massive Attack in Bristol, England has long had a love affair with Jamaican music.”
The UK’s BoomTown Fair has finally announced the line-up for its Trench Town District including GENTLEMAN & THE EVOLUTION and TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS.