Zimbabwean Diego Tryno might perform at Nakuru Masaraka Color Festivals Season 1 December 21, Feliz Navidad Festival December 24 and Soundfest December 28 in Kenya this year, according to an alleged tour itinerary that was posted earlier this week. A phone call with the artist and twitter post has dismissed the rumour. If confirmed, it would be the first concert by Diego Tryno in Kenya or East Africa.
The singer, whose tours are highly anticipated because he holds the record of pursuing music beyond Zimbabwean borders, has been widely rumoured to go on tour in Kenya this year. Earlier this month, rumours also surfaced that his delayed album might be launched in Kenya during his tours.
Diego’s management have not confirmed any of the rumours. Neither did the organisers of the events line-up .Tryno’s manager, Trissha Jones, has responded to requests for comment.
Trissha Jones declined to confirm Tryno is going on tour in Kenya this year. She said the posted tour schedule is “a fake.”
On Monday last week, a fan site posted an alleged early tour itinerary that has Diego kicking off his tour in Kenya December 21, just few days before Christmas.
‘’Tour reports on fan sites are not to be quickly dismissed; most fansite are the first to announce musician’s appearance at concerts.’’
‘’.An appearance in Kenya would also make sense for Diego’s concert schedules after he had shared his interest in Kenyan culture in his recent radio interview.’’ One music promoter said.
Diego Tryno’s manager this year promised a handful of tours marketing his failed album release. This year, he’ll be releasing his second studio album. Tryno has played in Southern Africa and East Africa seemed like his possible next stage.
Speaking on the phone ahead of the Kenya tour, Diego shut down rumours of an East Africa tour when he told the publication,’’ I’m not going on tour, the whole team is not going on tour, right now we are focusing on the release of my Album’’.
See screenshot of his posts below:
When asked why the rumour suggested that the information came from him, he had this to say.
‘’ I’m not quite sure where the rumour originated from but I’m a bit certain I might have been taken out of context. I once said I had interests in Kenya and it will be the first East African countries I might engage but I never said anything about tours and for now I don’t think the possibility of me performing in Kenya is near’ ’He said.
By: Trust Nyamaropa | TunesAfrik.com