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Octane Dazzles on 'My Life' tour in the United States Featured

Entertainment News Written by  AKA Monday, 07 March 2011 01:25 font size decrease font size increase font size 0
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Reggae star I Octane has re-energised the reggae community in the United States with a series of stellar performances on his “My Life” tour that have captured the imagination and interest of concert goers and promoters alike.


On February 11th, I-Octane demolished a club in Houston Texas with the
crowd favorite "No Love Inna Dem". Hitting the stage at about 2:30
a.m., cameras and lighters lit up the venue with pinpoints of light,
as each song earned thunderous forwards.

Flava Entertainment, the promoters of this event stated that
"I-Octane's performance was one of the most memorable performances in
their history of hosting stage shows.”

After Houston, Texas it was off to Arcata, California, where Octane
modified his set to please the herb loving, laid-back, old school
reggae music type of crowd. He opened his set with with 'I A Cry"
followed by 'Different Page', however the standout song of the night
was 'Puff It', and he was forced to pull up the song no fewer than
five times.

After that smashing performance, he headed to Oakland, California
where I -Octane met up with fellow dancehall deejay Spragga Benz for
an epic show. I Octane was in marquis form, hitting the stage with
Mine Who You a Dis and immediately had the packed nightclub jumping.
This song was followed by a steady stream of hits as the crowd loved
every minute of his performance, requesting an encore of every song.
Then, the excitement went up yet another notch when I-Octane
introduced Spragga Benz on stage and deafening cheers greeted their
collaboration single 'Hurt Mi".

The next day, I-Octane was off to Fairfax California where he
performed with a live band, delivering 50 minutes of non-stop hits
after hits, capping his stint with an encore performance of 'One
Love".

Then I-Octane jetted several hundred miles across the country to
Miami. He performed in front of a sold out crowd who sang his songs
word for word every song. Jr. Flexx was quoted as saying, "I-
Octane is a true performer, I can’t remember the last time I saw an
artist hold the attention of a packed house for 45 minutes".

I-Octane left his Miami performance and headed straight to the
airport, and took off for Long Beach, California where he performed
in front of an audience of 30,000 plus reggae music loving fans
during the Raggamuffin Festival. I-Octane shared the stage with reggae
icons such as Freddie McGregor, and Richie Spice on the last day of
the 30th anniversary of this historic festival. Octane hit the stage
after a stellar performance by the Queen of Reggae Marcia Griffths
and before Gentleman and Reggae icons Israel Vibrations. I-Octane went
on stage performing 'No Love Inna Dem', 'Mine Who you a Dis and a
crowd favourite, “Bad Mind" which had the reggae loving crowd jumping.

I-Octane then eased the pace to serenade all the ladies in the venue
with the sweet “Missing You”. Octane then provided one of the most
memorable moments of the festival when he delivered a touching
rendition of Lose a Friend while the 30,000 strong crowd waved
lighters and hand-held devices, illuminating the entire stadium.

One impressed fan commented: “This was the first time in my 15 years
of attending this Festival that I have jumped so much, I loved
I-Octane’s performance, hope to see him next year"

The following day, he performed at the 30th anniversary to San Diego
Tribute to the Legends Festival alongside Richie Spice, Marcia
Griffiths, Horace Andy, Freddie McGreggor, and Bunny Wailer. I-
Octane closed his set with a tribute to Robert Nesta Marley and
performed 'One Love'.

He completed that leg of his tour with performances in Chicago,
Illinois, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, before returning to Jamaica to
deliver a standout performance at the Magnum Follow Di Arrow show at
James Bond Beach in St. Mary. Octane showed incredible stamina and
maturity to deliver a brilliant, high-energy set that ignited the
crowd, a truly remarkable feat given his a grueling tour schedule that
saw him crisscross the United States over the previous two weeks.

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