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Damian “Jr Gong” Marley & Stephen Marley Bring “Traffic Jam Tour” to Vancouver [Photos]

Damian “Jr Gong” Marley and Stephen Marley brought their “Traffic Jam Tour” to Vancouver, BC, and lifted up the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.



Damian “Jr Gong” Marley & Stephen Marley on Feb 27, 2024, photo by Randy Romero
Damian “Jr Gong” Marley & Stephen Marley on Feb 27, 2024, photo by Randy Romero

On February 27th, Damian “Jr Gong” Marley and his brother Stephen Marley had the last stop on the west coast of their “Traffic Jam Tour in Vancouver, BC, at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. The not-so-favorable weather of the day, a combination of snow and rain, did not cause trouble enough to keep the Vancouver Reggae fans home.

The “Traffic Jam Tour” gave the seats of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre a well-deserved rest after a busy weekend because as soon as the band hit the stage, everybody stood up, danced and kept on their feet for the whole presentation.

A DJ entertained the crowd while the Marleys were getting ready to perform, with many Reggae classics that had some fans fired up since the preshow.

When visuals started playing on the back screen, the crowd left their seats in preparation for a great performance to come. The Marley brothers hit the stage, gritting Vancouver, who welcomed them with an energetic roar. For the first song, Damian, the youngest son of the late Bob Marley, played “10,000 Chariots” from his freshman album Mr. Marley, followed by his brother with “Traffic Jam” from his 2011 album Mind Controller.

After “Jah Army,” which was the 10th song of the set, Damian talked to the fans, saying that Canada is a very progressive country and one of the things he loved the most about that is the legalization of cannabis because it saves lives, and that served as the perfect segway to the next song that was “Meditationfrom their Joined album Stony Hill.

They continue their show, singing some of his father’s greatest hits like “Jamming,” “Is This Love,” and “Exodus” to close the set. They had to return to the stage for an encore and closed the show with another of Bob Marley’s hits, “Could You Be Loved.” Including the encore, the Marley brothers performed a total of 20 songs, but even still, the fans were begging for more.