!!! LATEST UPDATE: The three-city 2017 concert tour commences in Johannesburg on the new date of Wednesday, 8 November and Thursday 9th 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. Tickets on sale this Monday August 7 at 9 am.
Cat/Yusuf Islam was a world wide hit maker in the late 1960’s and 1970’s – we all know Moonshadow, right Throughout his five-decade career, Yusuf / Cat Stevens remained a popular artist amongst South Africans. His long-time association with this country began in the early ‘70’s.
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.
As a teenager he found fame and 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 – including some incredible humanitarian and relief work.
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.
The “Peace Train Tour” commemorates the 50th Anniversary of his first major hit single and debut album Matthew & Son released in 1967.
He will be performing in Cape Town, Joburg and Durban – dates and booking info below:
Johannesburg – Wednesday, 8 and Thursday 9 November 2017 at the TicketPro Dome
Cape Town – Saturday, 11 and Sunday 12 November 2017 at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden
Durban – Wednesday 15 November 2017 at Durban’s ICC Arena
Johannesburg: R1200, R1000 R850, R650, R450
Cape Town: General Access only – R850
Durban: R1200, R850, R650, R550, R450