Matisyahu began his European tour with a midnight show in Dublin. The Chasidic reggae performer played Saturday to a sold-out house at the Temple Bar Music Centre in the city’s cultural quarter. It was the singer’s first appearance in Ireland. Promoters scheduled the unusual time to accommodate Matisyahu’s observance of Shabbat, which in Dublin ended at just after 10 p.m. this week. Matisyahu stayed with local Chabad emissaries. The tour has been booked to promote Matisyahu’s new album, “Youth,” which was released in Europe last Friday. A Sony BMG spokesman said he expected the album to enter the Irish charts in the top 20.
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