UPDATE FROM ORGANISERS (Posted: 16 March 2020 @ 17h17)
Your safety is always our top priority. The South African government has now declared a national state of disaster, and banned travellers from high risk countries from entering the country as well as public gatherings of more than 100 people.
Regrettably under the circumstances the Lighthouse Family tour is postponed.
We are working to reschedule the tour and all tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled dates. Further information will be sent directly to ticketholders as soon as it becomes available.
We wish everyone the best health and safety during this difficult time, and we look forward to connecting fans with all their favourite artists and events soon.
For the First time in SA, British Duo celebrates 25 years of Hits, with World Tour.
Remembering hits like High, from the Varsity years, many, many years ago, the sounds of Lighthouse Family, will always be those that trigger a certain detour, in any student’s road down the Memory Lane. And now, Big Concerts will bring these sounds to a South African stage, when the world tour of the Lighthouse Family, will come to Johannesburg and Cape Town, during March 2020.
The two concerts are presented by 702, KFM, Channel 24, which will contribute to another Big Concerts Experience, which will include era-defining songs from a Duo with ten million records sold and twenty-five years of music-making. Tunde Baiyewu and Paul Tucker formed Lighthouse Family at Newcastle University in the early 1990s. Ocean Drive, their first album, released in 1995, saw the duo going six times platinum while staying in the album charts for three years, selling 2.75 million copies.
In 1997 these two released their second album Postcards from Heaven, which produced three Top 10 singles, named Raincloud, High and Lost in Space, together with two Top 30 hits. The album also went six-times platinum, charting across Europe, the Far East, Australia and New Zealand, selling more than 4 million albums globally.
Lighthouse Family’s third album, 2001’s Whatever Gets You Through The Day, produced another Top Ten single, I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be.
Then, the two friends went their separate ways, but soon started to discuss coming together again, to produce their long-awaited fourth album, which started three years ago. Determined to make something that was classic Lighthouse Family, but also something that will sound like it could be made today. Blue Sky In Your Head, was the title of their Album number 4.
Blue Sky In Your Head sees them back on Polydor Records, their original label, reuniting with Colin Barlow and Keith Armstrong, their first manager.
The same team that was around them when they were at their FM Radio-dominating peak, is with them again, with this 4th Album.
This is the first time that Lighthouse Family will perform in South Africa and fans can expect to hear all their hits!
Lighthouse Family in SA
Teatro, Montgecasino, on 20 and 21 March 2020.
Tickets from R630, and available from Computicket or Big Concerts.
Grand Arena, Grand West, on 24 March 2020.
Tickets from R515, and available from Computicket or Big Concerts.
More information is available, on BigConcerts.co.za