TEG DAINTY Presents in association with Showtime Management and Moonshadow Aus Pty, today announce 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 on Thursday 9 November at GrandWest, Cape Town and then moves to the brand-new Sun Arena at Time Square, Menlyn Maine, on Sunday 12 November and finishes on Wednesday 15 November at Durban’s ICC Arena. Tickets go on sale at Computicket thisThursday, 27 July at 9am.
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 (Bana, Bana) 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.
Having first found fame as a teenager in 1960s England, Cat Stevens grew from being a teen idol into becoming one of the most influential singer-songwriters of all time. In addition to his vast musical achievements, his lifelong spiritual quest and search for meaning has added intrigue and depth to a groundbreaking career.
Wherever Yusuf Cat Stevens performs critics rave:
“....Yusuf played it as recorded, reminding all how rare are songs of such exquisite beauty. And how much we've missed them.” The Australian
“Yusuf's back-to-back rendition of '70s hits Morning Has Broken, Wild World, Moonshadow, Father and Son and Peace Train was met with a standing ovation. Those five songs alone spelled out the legacy of a world-class musician" The West Australian
“Adoring fans journey back to the days of old-school Cat.” The Age
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.
Book at Computicket by calling 0861 915 8000, visit www.computicket.com or your nearest Computicket service centre.
CAPE TOWN: Thursday, 09 November, GrandWest, 8pm
JOHANNESBURG/PRETORIA: Sunday, 12 November, Sun Arena, Time Square, Menlyn Maine, 7pm
DURBAN: Wednesday, 15 November, Durban ICC Arena, 8pm
Computicket by calling 0861 915 8000, visit www.computicket.com or visit your nearest Computicket service centre.
Cape Town & Johannesburg: R1200, R1000 R850, R650, R450
Durban: R1200, R850, R650, R550, R450