Touring South Africa for the Very First Time
Teg Dainty in association with Showtime Management and Moonshadow Aus PTY, have announced that British singer-songwriting legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Yusuf / Cat Stevens, will tour South Africa for the first time in November. The Peace Train Tour commemorates the 50th Anniversary of his first major hit single and debut album, Matthew & Son, released in 1967.
The three-city 2017 concert tour commences in Johannesburg on the new date of Wednesday, 8 November 2017 at the TicketPro Dome, before moving to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden in Cape Town on Saturday, 11 November 2017. The tour will finish on Wednesday 15 November 2017 at Durban’s ICC Arena.
This 50th Anniversary Tour offers local fans an unmissable concert in three major cities, where Yusuf / Cat Stevens will sing his hits Wild World, Moonshadow, Father and Son and Peace Train and the much-loved Morning Has Broken, as well as songs from his new album.
Throughout his five-decade career, Yusuf / Cat Stevens remains a popular artist amongst South Africans. His long-time association with this country began in the early ‘70’s. The global hit, Can’t Keep It In held the number one spot on the South African national hit parade for six weeks in 1972. In 2001/2 Yusuf / Cat Stevens added African harmonies and traditional sounds to two of his major hits, Wild World and Peace Train which he recorded with a local choir, the Incwenga Voices.
He also performed Peace Train with this choir at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg as part of the broadcast via satellite to a Stop the War Coalition event in London that also featured Cold Play and Ronan Keating. In November 2003, Yusuf / Cat Stevens returned to SA, again to perform Wild World but this time with his former session player, Peter Gabriel as part of the Nelson Mandela’s 46664 concert line-up in Cape Town. Returning to South Africa in November this year, Yusuf / Cat Stevens’ Peace Train Tours brings the artist back to this country but for his first ever tour.
In 1975 Cat experienced another momentous and life-changing event after nearly drowning in the Pacific Ocean. Following this he dedicated himself to the Divine path, leaving music he concentrated on the education and humanitarian relief. The tragic events of 9/11 motivated Yusuf to, once again, take to the global stage. He spoke out in the media against the atrocities, against fanaticism and war, and called for peace and unity. In 2006 Yusuf returned to mainstream music with the album An Other Cup, which was followed in 2009 by Roadsinger. 2014 was another monumental year for Yusuf, as he released his fourteenth studio album Tell ‘Em I’m Gone and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is currently working on a children’s animation series and writing his autobiography, which is expected to surface next year.
Share an evening of timeless music in Cape Town, Johannesburg & Durban with Yusuf Cat Stevens, one of the greatest singer/songwriters of our time, in South Africa for the very first time. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this legend perform live.
Show tickets are only available at Computicket and Webtickets (Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden). Tickets on sale this Monday August 7 at 9am.
Wednesday, 8 November 2017, Ticketpro Dome, 8 Pm
Thursday, 9 November 2017, Ticketpro Dome, 8 Pm
Saturday, 11 November, Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, 7 Pm (Sold Out)
Sunday, 12 November 2017, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, 7 Pm
Wednesday, 15 November, Durban ICC Arena, 8 Pm
Computicket by calling 0861 915 8000, visit www.computicket.com or visit your nearest Computicket service centre.
Johannesburg: R1200, R1000 R850, R650, R450
Cape Town: General Access only – R850
Durban: R1200, R850, R650, R550, R450