Latest Entertainment News [ Mckoy’s News] I-Octane Kicks off Europe Summer Tour Today – International recording Artiste I-Octane recently landed in Hamburg, Germany for the start of his “Europe Summer Tour 2019,” with his first live performance commencing tonight at the Bahnhof Pauli Club, Germany. The tour which is slated to last for eleven days will be hosted in other countries such as the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and ends in Italy on September 14th.
I-Octane who recently completed a successful tour in the United States seems to be very excited and re-energized for his Europe tour as he portrayed in videos posted on his Instagram page. The artiste also expressed in another Instagram post his gratitude to his supporters and how prepared and highly energized he’s feeling towards his upcoming performances.
“I’ve said this before and I will say it again, for me performing is the air to my career. It’s my way to personally thank all my fans for their unwavering support. People always talk about how I go and perform in the crowd or bring fans on stage. This is how I connect, I want them to feel that I am singing to them one on one. So I am excited to go to Europe…[and] to give them my energy…HOW DEM FI STOP ME!” (@realioctane).
In response, his international supporters along with his local Jamaican fans share similar sentiments as they react to the artiste post regarding the tour.
“We are ready Italy napoli’” says one viewer.
Another viewer states that history will be created in Italy on the last leg of Octane’s tour.
“Tell them 14 of September will be history in Bologna.”
Many of his local fans are also very encouraging towards the artiste and showed genuine concern for his safety on his journey.
“Bless up Octane gwaan do the thing, more strength,” says one supporter. Another comment share a similar sense of guidance and congratulatory message express towards the artiste “Beautiful, be safe on all your tour God guidance all the way, bless,” she said.
In regards to his previous tour in the US, fans also joke about Octane ‘taking plane like taxi’ in a comment which reads “Yo @realioctane jet engine a run hot, pilot cyah get a break #thesummerishot,” he exclaimed.
Another viewer of the post encourages Octane to continue on this same path no matter how frequent the tours and shows get “Go fi dem mi world artiste @realioctane,” he said.
The “Hot Ras” artiste is known for closing many major events such as Reggae Sumfest and continues to hold that level of prestige and value by remaining relevant while producing good music in the industry. Some of I-Octanes latest hits include “Weh Di Fire Gone,” “Hot Ras” “In Charge” and his most recent hot single “Plutocrat;” just to name a few.
It is said that “every publicity is good publicity” and this seemed to have worked out well in Octane’s favour with the online feud that went down between him and his fellow colleague, Konshens. This was however quelled shortly after as both artistes were just throwing jabs at each other via social media.
However, I-Octane musical career of over nineteen years has always been one filled with positive, cultural and socially conscious issues that are sometimes inspired by his personal life experiences. His contributions to the art of music along with his highly energized performances which never disappoints can be anticipated to help his Europe Summer Tour to be another success as previous years. The Jamaican-born dancehall artiste will not only reap personal success but also gain international recognition for the country and the strong culture and creativity that its people possess.
Natasha Williams – News writer