British singer-songwriting legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Yusuf / Cat Stevens will tour South Africa for the first time in November.
The “Peace Train Tour” commemorates the 50th Anniversary of his first major hit single and debut album Matthew & Son released in 1967.
The cape Town concert is at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town on Saturday, 11 November 2017
This 50th Anniversary Tour offers local fans an unmissable concert, where Yusuf /Cat Stevens will sing his hits Wild World, Moonshadow, Father and Son and Peace Train and the much-loved Morning Has Broken, as well as songs from his new album.
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.
South African Visits
In 2001/2 Yusuf/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 Cold Play and Ronan Keating. In November 2003, Yusuf / 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, Yusuf / Cat Stevens’ Peace Train Tours brings the artist back to this country but for his first ever tour.
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