Johnny Clegg to perform extra show on farewell tour

Johnny Clegg to perform extra show on farewell tour

Due to overwhelming demand from Cape Town fans, Johnny Clegg will perform an extra show at GrandWest when he brings The Final Journey World Tour to the Western Cape. He will take to the stage at the Grand Arena on June 30 and July 1.

The Final Journey World Tour commemorates Clegg’s almost forty years in the music industry, which began with the release of Juluka’s ‘Universal Men’ in 1979 and continued through the Savuka years and his more recent solo work. Fans will get to see the South African music icon perform live on stage a repertoire of songs spanning his illustrious career. These will be brought to life by the biggest production ever created for a Clegg live show, supported by his world class live band. A highlight of the shows will be the different styles of dance that have been integral to Clegg’s life and work, ever since he learnt the fundamentals of Zulu music and traditional Zulu Inhlangwinini dancing with Charlie Mzila while a teenager.

Says Clegg: “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 dance.”

Clegg 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. Clegg is currently finishing a new album and his autobiography. As he is in remission, Clegg 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.

* Tickets are available at Computicket and are priced at R375 per person.