Over the past few months, the legendary Johnny Clegg has been performing at venues around the world as he heads out on his Final Journey World Tour. As the title suggests, this is the last time the musician will be heading out on the road on such a massive scale and, for many, it will be their last opportunity to see the star live. Naturally, the demand for the show has been so great that Johnny has decided to add one major Johannesburg date for his final shebang.
The once-off performance takes place at the Ticketpro Dome on Saturday, November 11, where Clegg will be joined on stage by a group of friends who include top local musicians Prime Circle, DJ Kent, Karen Zoid and Parlotones, to name but a few. This will give those who missed seeing his more intimate performances at The Teatro at Montecasino the chance to experience the magic of Johnny’s 40-year career one last time.
“I am delighted to be joined on stage by some of this country’s best talent who also happen to be my friends. It is the perfect ending to my tour and the final opportunity to thank audiences for their incredible support,” Johnny says.
Adds Johnny Clegg manager and promoter Roddy Quin from Real Concerts: “We have had so many requests from artists to pay a tribute to Johnny that we have tried to include as many as we can as part of this show and made the decision to add one last Johannesburg concert to the tour in a much bigger venue to accommodate those who missed the first series of concerts, and who wanted to be part of what will be an historical moment in South African music history. We have also dropped ticket prices to make it accessible for everyone.”
Clegg’s many different hits and live favourites will be brought to life by the biggest production ever created for a Clegg live show, supported by his world-class live band.
Another highlight of the shows will be the different styles of dance that have been integral to Clegg’s life and work, ever since he learnt the fundamentals of Zulu music and traditional Zulu Inhlangwinini dancing with Charlie Mzila while still a teenager.
After the Final Journey World Tour Clegg will take time off to finish his autobiography and spend time with his family and do the things he hasn’t been able to do due to an incredible work schedule over the past three decades.
Booking for the last Johannesburg concert in the Johnny Clegg’s Final Journey World Tour is available at Computicket. Ticket prices range between R250 and R775.
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