With his North American headlining CHANGE TOUR in full swing, two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated songwriter and musician Skip Marley announced on Sunday via social media that the remaining dates will be postponed:
“I was feeling under the weather yesterday, and unfortunately, I tested positive for Covid. To keep my tour family and fans safe, I am very sorry to say I need to postpone the rest of the Change Tour. I’ll announce new dates as soon as I can. One Love. Rastafari Lives.”
The announcement arrived on the same weekend that Marley released a new rendition of his single “Change,” this time featuring the legendary “King Of The Dancehall” vocalist Beenie Man, and remixed by GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Tony Kelly (Sean Paul, Patra, Shabba Ranks), who got his start in the music business as a young engineer working at Skip’s grandfather Bob Marley’s famed Tuff Gong Studio in Kingston, Jamaica.
“Tony Kelly delivered those classic reggae vibes that take the song in a new direction,” offered Skip about the new remix. “Big up Beenie Man, for amplifying the message,” said Skip of the GRAMMY® Award-winning deejay’s new vocal contribution, which begins with the timely sentiment, “it’s all about love and what the world needs.”
The remix is accompanied by a series of powerful new animated visuals created by Shaun Escayg, an American game designer at Crystal Dynamics. The three short clips depict the young Marley as a superhero soldier in Jah’s army, swooping in from a higher place on a winged lion to exude positive vibrations and heal our earthly ills. The environmentally-minded videos were shared across Skip’s social media in association with two kindred organizations: International Anti-Poaching Foundation and World Wildlife Fund.