Finally, the Dave Matthews Band is heading to South Africa. The news was announced a little earlier on regional stations, 94.5 Kfm and 94.7 Highveld Stereo. Matthews and his band will be performing on the 30th of November in Cape Town and on the 3rd of December in Johannesburg. The Dave Matthews Band will be supported by South Africa’s Vusi Mahlasela. Tickets go on sale at 09:00 this morning through Computicket and Big Concerts’ website. More details below:
Saturday 30 November 2013
Grand Arena, GrandWest
Tickets: R400 – R600
Tuesday 3 December 2013
Tickets: R400 – R675
Full press release below:
Big Concerts announced today that Dave Matthews Band will tour South Africa for the very first time performing in Cape Town on 30th November 2013 at the Grand Arena, GrandWest and Johannesburg at the Coca-Cola Dome on 3rd December 2013. Presented by 567 CapeTalk, 94.7 Highveld Stereo and M-Net. Another Big Concerts Experience. Tickets on sale from www.bigconcerts.co.za or Computicket from 9am, Tuesday 11th June 2013.
Dave Matthews Band – comprising Carter Beauford (drums), Jeff Coffin (saxophone), Stefan Lessard (bass), Dave Matthews (vocals, guitar), Tim Reynolds (guitar), Rashawn Ross (trumpet) and Boyd Tinsley (violin) –has sold a collective 37 million CDs and DVDs combined. The group ranked as the biggest touring act worldwide of the past decade and has sold over 18 million tickets since its inception.
Dave Matthews Band will be supported by music legend Vusi Mahlasela. Vusi has shared the stage with Sting, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Josh Groban, Paul Simon, Ray LaMontange, among many others. One of his proudest moments was in 2010 when he helped ring in the World Cup at Orlando Stadium in Soweto at the FIFA Kickoff Concert. To date, Vusi has released seven studio albums on Sony Records and is signed to Dave Matthews’ ATO Records in North America; his hit songs include Silang Mabele, When You Come Back, and Say Africa.
Dave Matthews Band is touring in support of its latest album, Away From The World, which Rolling Stone named as one of the Top 50 Albums of 2012 while The New York Times’ Jon Pareles noted: “The songs have grown-up concerns, from lifelong love to the entire sweep of human history, in settings that range from sparse intimacy to intricate folk-and-funk excursions.” Produced by Steve Lillywhite, the record entered the Billboard 200 at No. 1, making Dave Matthews Band the first group in chart history to have six consecutive studio albums debut atop the chart.
Born in Johannesburg, Dave Matthews went to high school at St Stithians College but moved to New York in 1986. He has never performed in South Africa and this will be the first opportunity to watch Dave Matthews Band live in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Tickets go on sale at 9am from bigconcerts.co.za and Computicket..
Cape Town – presented by 567 CapeTalk and M-NET
Saturday 30th November 2013
Grand Arena, GrandWest
Tickets on sale at 9am from bigconcerts.co.za and Computicket priced R400 – R600
Johannesburg – presented by 94.7 Highveld Stereo and M-NET
Tuesday 3rd December 2013
Tickets go on sale at 9am from bigconcerts.co.za and Computicket priced R400 – R675
This tour is brought to you by 94.5 KM, 94.7 Highveld Stereo and M-Net and is another Big Concerts Experience.