After concert promoter monoliths LiveNation and AEG Live bowed to pressure from the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center in canceling upcoming concerts by Jamaican dancehall artist Buju Banton, including the AEG promoted October 14 date at Club Nokia the artiste have plans of replacing the show.

Buju Banton

Buju Banton

Buju Banton has long since drawn the ire of gay rights activists for his criticism of gay lifestyle through his homophobic lyrics, made popular with the 1992 hit Boom Bye, Bye.  The Jamaican four-time Grammy-nominated artiste despite the pressures has to no avail make peace with his foes by repudiating his lyrics.

In spite of this Gargamel Music in a release said they were pleased to confirm that four-time Grammy nominated Reggae artiste and icon, Buju Banton will kick off his hotly anticipated Rasta Got Soul US Tour on September 12th in Philadelphia.

The release further stated, “We are disappointed by the hasty cancellation of a few shows by Live Nation/House of Blues and Goldenvoice / AEG, but fans will be happy to know we have over 30 confirmed shows that are definitely playing and we are working to replace the canceled dates.”

Gargamel Music also used the opportunity to address Buju’s fierce opposition to his current US tour from the gay community. “Now our team is primarily concerned with setting the record straight on the grossly inaccurate portrait of Buju being painted by certain organizations and systematically relayed to the masses and the media,” said Gargamel Music in a release to the media. Keep watching this spot for more info on Rasta Got Soul