Fact: Jill Scott is going to be bringing a lot of soul to Joziwood next month. She’s hugely popular and the show promised to be good fun. Now it has been elevated from good to great because the news of Lira supporting Scott has just been announcement. Lira is one of SA’s most loved and celebrated stars. She oozes style, elegance and her talent is undeniable. So it’s only fitting that the the Phakade singer has the duties of warming the crowd up with her soulful sounds come the 13th of December.
Any Jill Scott fans out there? Well best you get your Christmas bonuses ready or put aside some of your extra cash because the star is returning to South Africa this December. Airey Scott, together with Kaya FM, Mzansi Magic and Tsogo Sun are bringing Jill to the Coca-Cola Dome on the 13th of December. Limited tickets for the seated concert are available at Computicket now. These range from R390 to R1020.
To stay up to date with all the latest from the gig, follow
Rockers Thirty Seconds to Mars will be heading back to SA next June. This isn’t the band’s first visit to our shores, but because audiences love them so much, they decided it was time to head back once again. They’ll be out in Cape Town on Friday the 13th of June at the Grand Arena and this will be followed by a gig on the 16th of June at the Coca-Cola Dome in Jozi.
Tickets go on sale on Friday at 9am and can be purchased at www.bigconcerts.co.zaor on the Computicket site.
Full press release below:
Big Concerts is proud to announce that Thirty Seconds to Mars will be performing 2 concerts in South Africa on Friday 13th June at the Grand Arena, Cape Town and Monday 16th June at the Coca-Cola Dome, Johannesburg. Presented by M-Net.
Tickets go on sale for Johannesburg and Cape Town on Friday 13th December at 9am from www.bigconcerts.co.za and Computicket.
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 Coca-Cola Dome
Tickets: R400 – R675
Kanye West, Bon Jovi, Red Hot Chilli Peppers… another rock band (being announced later) and a rumoured tour by a teenage sensation. Not too bad huh? Well here’s something else to look forward to. Cirque du Soleil is returning to SA next March with Dralion for a number of dates in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Over 2.5 million people have seen the show since it launched back in 2009…. and thousands more will get to experience the magic of the show when the crew, performers and the excitement that is the show returns next year.
Attention Glamberts! The star is heading to SA in just over three weeks time and if you’re wondering who is opening for him, well then you’ve come to the right place. SA star Toya Delazy will support Adam Lambert as part of his first tour to the country.
I like Toya’s energy and she’s a great performer. Her vocals could be better on stage, but she always gives it her best shot. I think she’ll be a great opener for Adam. I’m expecting lots of energy and even more fun on the tour, so this should be good. Full details below:
Big Concerts confirmed today that Toya Delazy will be supporting Adam Lambert when he performs live in South Africa on the 13th of November 2012 at the Grand Arena, Grand West Cape Town and the 16th of November 2012 at the Coca- Cola Dome, Johannesburg. The tour is presented by 94.5 KFM, 94.7 Highveld Stereo and M-Net.
Hailing from Kwa-Zulu Natal, Toya’s musical career started with classical piano at age nine and developed into her enrolling in the Jazz program at Howard College UKZN in 2009. After being discovered by Sony Music she released her debut album ‘Due Drop’ in April 2012. Her first single ‘Pump It On’ was playlisted on 94.7 Highveld Stereo followed by her second single ‘Love Is In The Air’ which charted at number one on the Kia Take 40 SA chart on both Highveld and 94.5 KFM. Toya Delazy recently performed at 94.7 Highveld Stereo’s Joburg Day.
We’re in September and you know that means that the Christmas decorations are just about to hit the stores. Jokes, not really, but soon enough the eager Christmas capitals will be back to make us spend our hard-earned cash. I sound like the Grinch huh? Quite the opposite actually. I like the festive season and here’s something you can look forward to coming in December.
The inaugural Pick n Pay Taste of Christmas is set to take place on the 7th to the 9th of December at the Coca-Cola Dome, Northgate, Johannesburg. The event will feature carefully selected restaurants, which will be serving up some Christmas inspired dishes and handing out some useful tips ahead of the big day.
On announcing the festival, Taste Festivals Director Justine Drake said, “Pick n Pay Taste of Christmas is a celebration of the festive season combining the best of the holidays with oodles of eating, drinking and shopping, a dash of old fashioned goodwill and loads of Christmas cheer.”
So just to recap, the festival takes place from 7-9 December 2012 at the Coca-Cola Dome in Jozi! Tickets are priced from R80 and include a tasting glass. You can get your tickets by visting www.tasteofchristmas.co.za or www.itickets.co.za. They have set up their web properties, but it doesn’t look like they’re live yet, so bookmark this page and when I have more deets, I’ll let you know. You’ll be able to follow them on Twitter: @TasteOfChristmas or like facebook.com/TasteofChristmasJoburg for regular updates.
On Sunday I got to see Swedish legends, Roxette live in concert again. The band toured the country last year and due to the huge response and popular demand, they came back. I must admit I enjoyed this concert more. I think Marie was a lot more lively and energetic. I’m not knocking her, that’s the last thing I want to do. I just think she’s probably doing a lot better now than what she was a year ago. I think the band jelled well this year too. When she struggles vocally, Per steps in as did the backup singer. It was nice to hear songs like Crash! Boom! Bang! on the set list this year. All in all, 93% of the tickets were sold and I can guarantee you that most of them enjoyed the concert. I most certainly did. These pics were captured on my BlackBerry. Maybe Nikon or Canon can give me one of their cameras to play around with come the next Big Concert 🙂
The legend that is Sting is back in South Africa. The star kicked off his Back To Bass tour at the Coca Cola Dome in Johannesburg at the weekend. The charming 61-year-old shared stories from his long an illustrious career and let me tell you the sound at the Dome (or something out of District 9 as he referred to it) was fantastic. I’m off to see him in Cape Town this Wednesday, which I really stoked about, but for now, here are some photos from the old BlackBerry.
One of my favourite musicians of all time, Sting is heading to South Africa. Big Concerts in association with 94.7 Highveld Stereo, 94.5 KFM and M-Net will be bringing the legend to South Africa next March. This follows is hugely successful North American tour, Sting’s Back To Bass Tour, which marks his 25th anniversary as a solo artist.
The gigs are as follows:
Johannesburg – presented by 94.7 Highveld Stereo and M-Net