After disappointing many Ugandan fans with the calling off of the Tarrus Riley show, RedFog – the company that was organizing the show – has come out to announce that the concert has instead been moved to March next year.
Though he did not give the actual date, Charles Basajja, the company’s director confirmed that the show was not cancelled but rather postponed.
“We received overwhelming support from reputable corporate entities but as the show’s key sponsors, they felt they did not have enough time to promote the event adequately,” Mr Basajja said.
He added that “Our sponsors remain fully committed to making the show happen, as so is Tarrus Riley, so we are looking forward to bringing him to Kampala next March and to giving Ugandans a concert experience they will never forget.”
Mr Basajja said the concert programme will remain unchanged and will still feature Ugandan reggae maestro Maddox Sematimba, a surprise act and Uganda’s best Reggae DJs as had been planned.
“We are excited about having Tarrus in Kampala and we promise to make his dream of coming to Uganda a reality,” Mr Basajja said adding that they are in touch with Tarrus’s team.
According to Basajja, the Just the way you are star was requested to move the show because the key sponsors felt they needed more time to promote the event adequately.
On November 19, Ugandans woke up to a Facebook post by Tarrus breaking the news that he won’t be coming to Uganda anymore.
“I have waited my entire career and it was like a dream come true to play in Kampala, Uganda. My team has held this date for over three months only to receive an email from the promoters of the event two days ago which stated “Unfortunately, due to events beyond my control, our exclusive sponsor for the event, notified me only last week that they would not be fulfilling their contractual obligations,” the post read in part.
Tarrus is celebrated for his famous global hits like She’s Royal, Gimme Likkle One Drop, Don’t Come Back, Sorry is a Sorry Word, and his latest Just the Way You Are.