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POLYNESIAN RECORDING ARTIST FIJI ANNOUNCES 50TH STATE OF MIND TOUR
KICKS OFF FEBRUARY 8th, 2019
Polynesian recording artist George “Fiji” Veikoso is one of the most dynamic entertainers the Pacific Rim has produced who continues to be one of the most influential artists in contemporary Island Reggae music. Fiji has recently released his special 2-disc album ‘Collection: 50th State Of Mind,’ out now via Mensch House Records! Since leaving his Fijian island homeland and settling in Hawaii at the age of 14, Fiji’s golden voice and expansive musical repertoire have launched him onto the world stage as a pioneer of the Lost Coast Sound. In support of his recent release, Fiji will be touring the US this Winter, 2019 with rising songstress Lea Love!
Since his 1994 album debut “Evolution” to 2010’s digital only release “Fiji EP,” Fiji’s musical output has earned him numerous industry accolades and awards such as Hawaii’s Na’Hoku Hanohano Award for “Male Vocalist of the Year,” “Favorite Entertainer of the Year” and “People’s Choice Award.” His collaboration on the “Island Warriors” compilation album earned a Grammy-nomination for Best Reggae Album, an accomplishment that only a few Hawaii-based artists have achieved. Fiji’s island-roots inspired grooves have also earned him a place in popular television and film. He co-wrote the theme song for “Baywatch Hawaii,” appeared as an actor in the film “Blue Crush” and performed on the “Live with Emeril Lagasse” cooking show. Fiji has shared the stage with many of Hawaii’s top entertainers along with national recording artists: Gladys Knight, Aaron Neville, Beres Hammond, Damian Jr. Gong Marley, Ziggy Marley, Kymani Marley, Steel Pulse, Maxi Priest and Inner Circle to name a few.
Fiji’s new project, ‘Collection: 50th State Of Mind’ features many previously unreleased, new material, and material previously unavailable on digital platforms. The 2-disc set comes in at over 50 tracks and features tracks with Grammy-nominated J Boog, O-Shen, Bitty McLean, and Peetah Morgan from Grammy-winning band Morgan Heritage. From love songs, to break up songs, to island chants, listeners are happy to go along for the ride. The soft and sweet tone of Fiji’s voice provides a solid foundation of strength coupled with honesty and empathy, along with complimentary reggae beats, uplifting guitar strokes, and imaginative synth chord progressions.
Newcomers to Fiji’s music will instantly embrace his smooth voice and exotic melting pot of sounds, an epic, musical journey from the center of the Pacific to the rest of the world. His fan base and concert performances span from the Pacific Rim, the Continental USA, Japan, Australia, Jamaica, with new territories and international locales in the near future. You can see Fiji’s soulful live performance this winter, along with sultry singer Lea Love on his 50th State Of Mind tour! Check out tour dates here or below.
Friday, Feb 8 – Aladdin Theater -Portland, OR
Saturday, Feb 9 – Nectar Lounge – Seattle, WA
Sunday, Feb 10 – One Love Festival – Long Beach, CA
Friday, Feb 15 – Soundwell – Salt Lake City, UT
Saturday, Feb 16 – Brooklyn Bowl Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
Thursday, Feb 21 – Goldfield Trading Post – Sacramento, CA
Friday, Feb 22 – The Ritz – San Jose – CA
Saturday, Feb 23 – The Ritz – San Jose – CA
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