- Capleton has stepped foot in the UK after 13 years following the restoration of his visa.
- The artist was granted a ‘persona non grata’ by the UK government for his music which was termed discriminatory and homophobic.
- He’s currently on a tour staging 22 shows across the European bloc.
Legendary reggae singer Capleton has finally set foot in the UK following the restoration of his visa.
The singer was previously banned from staging shows in the UK due to his music which was termed discriminatory and homophobic.
For the longest time now, Reggae music has been used to castigate members of the LGBTQ community.
Several reggae artists have since found themselves on the wrong path with their music being blocked beyond the international market.
Some of the artists who have had to lay low in order for a second chance include Bounty Killer and Buju Banton.
However, Capleton seems to have convinced the UK authorities due to his philanthropic exploits.
Statements from Capleton’s management team reveal the artist is on his ‘Capleton Live in Concert’ tour in the UK.
This will see Capleton stage 22 shows across the European bloc.
It kicked off on October 15 and extends to November 17th 2023.
Capleton has been staging shows with his ‘Prophecy Band’ with his first stop being in Belgium.
Capleton is also slated to stage shows in Utrecht, Amsterdam, Denmark and France among others.
Capleton’s return to the UK marks 13 years since he was banned due to his stance on gays and homosexuals.
In 2014, Capleton and a host of Jamaica artists like Elephant Man, Beanie Man, Buju Banton, Bounty Killer, Vybz Kartel, Sizzla and T.O.K were under investigations for their violent lyrics.
Despite the artists not being charged with any offences, they got banned from setting foot in the UK.
A few days ago, Buju Banton also received a nod to set foot in the UK after nearly a decade in the cold.