Cat Stevens has been one of the most formidable artists of the past century. He is the star behind the hits Wild World, Moonshadow, Father and Son and Peace Train and the much-loved Morning Has Broken and as he commemorates the 50th Anniversary of his first major hit single and debut album Matthew & Son released in 1967, the star is heading out on The “Peace Train Tour” which will see him visit South Africa for the very first time this November.
The star will be visiting Cape Town, Pretoria and Durban for three exciting shows where he will perform his massive hit singles and some brand new songs.
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 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 Coldplay and Ronan Keating. In November 2003, 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, Cat Stevens’ Peace Train Tours brings the artist back to this country but for his first ever tour.
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
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