Chart-topping singer and songwriter, Albert Hammond, OBE, will be returning to South Africa for three concerts only this October.
Hammond’s SA tour will touch down in Cape Town on Saturday, October 11, with the hit maker taking to the Grand Arena stage at GrandWest at 7pm that evening.
This legendary singer’s chart topping hits include ‘It Never Rains in Southern California’, ‘Free Electric Band’, ‘I’m a Train’ and ‘Peacemaker’.
Although best known for his hit recordings, Hammond is also an esteemed songwriter who has written some of the best-selling songs in music history including ‘The Air That I Breathe’ for The Hollies. Hammond co-wrote many famous numbers such as ‘To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before’, a major 1980s hit for Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson; ‘One Moment in Time’, performed by Whitney Houston; and ‘When You Tell Me That You Love Me’ by Diana Ross.
He collaborated with Diane Warren on ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now’, which became a number one hit in 1987 for Starship and for which he was nominated for an Oscar, Golden Globe and a Grammy Award. Hammond also wrote ‘I Don’t Wanna Live Without Your Love’, a hit for Chicago that peaked at number 3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1988. Throughout his 40 year career, Hammond worked with mega music stars including Tina Turner, for whom he wrote ‘I Don’t Wanna Lose You’, ‘Be Tender With Me Baby’ and ‘Way of the World’. On June 19, 2008, Hammond was inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
* Tickets are now on sale at Computicket.