SA: Get ready because Johnny Clegg is embarking on his final world tour
Cape Town – Nearly forty years after he began one of music’s most remarkable careers, Johnny Clegg is embarking on his final World Tour, titled The Final Journey.
The local hitmaker was diagnosed with cancer in 2015 and underwent chemotherapy treatment. Throughout the treatment he continued to tour locally and internationally undertaking a nine week tour of USA and Canada in 2016.
Johnny is currently finishing a new album and his autobiography. As he is in remission, the 63-year-old has decided to use this opportunity to perform a final set of concerts in SA and overseas to thank his fans for their support over the 35 year long journey that spans his career.
All the deets of The Final Journey
The iconic South African artist will start this live journey on 1 July with one show only at the Grand Arena, GrandWest in Cape Town.
The tour will then move to the Teatro at Montecasino for two Johannesburg shows on 7 and 8 July, before Durban audiences get the opportunity to see Clegg live, with a show at the Durban ICC Arena on 9 July.
Following these four South African dates, Clegg will begin the international leg of the tour, starting with shows at the Eventim Apollo in London a show at the Dubai Opera House.
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.
As the tour unfolds, there will also be some special surprises lined up for the audiences.
“An autobiographical, audiovisual of my life”
Of his final world tour, Johnny said: “This will be my final set of public performances for my fans in SA and around the world. I am immensely excited to be able to bring to them an autobiographical, audiovisual and intimate account of my life through my music and the dance.”
“It’s been a privilege to have travelled such a long journey with Johnny and an honour to have worked and shared so many incredible experiences with him. It has truly been inspiring. And so we are excited to present The Final Journey with 4 incredible shows in SA in July and the tour, which will stretch across the world over the next few months. Johnny will still continue writing, recording and will partake in a few private engagements,” said long time Johnny Clegg manager and promoter Roddy Quin.
Listen to one of Johnny Clegg’s hits, Spirit of the Great Heart here:
Get your tickets now!
Booking for the South African dates of Johnny Clegg: The Final Journey World Tour open on Tuesday, 25 April. Tickets for this unmissable event are expected to sell out fast so don’t miss out!
SA ticket prices start at R375 and are on sale now at Computicket.com or by calling 083 915 8000.
Additional South African and international dates are set to be added later in the year for what promises to be the most powerfully emotional live shows of a truly singular South African – a dancer, anthropologist, singer, songwriter, academic, and activist like no other.
Johnny Clegg: The Final Journey World Tour first phase dates:
1 July – Grandwest Arena, Cape Town
7 and 8 July – Montecasino, Johannesburg
29 July – Durban ICC Arena, Durban
19 August – Eventim Apollo, London
20 September – Dubai Opera, Dubai