2017 already has 5 tours confirmed with Blue Man Group, The Vamps, Legends of R&B 2 featuring The Whispers, The Stylistics and Lenny Williams, The Lumineers and recently announced stadium dates for Justin Bieber.
The year kicks starts with the wildly popular, award winning global phenomenom BLUE MAN GROUP when they visit South Africa for the very first time from February – March 2017 in Johannesburg and Cape Town. BLUE MAN GROUP is comedy, theatre, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one. To date, over 35 million people in more than 15 countries have seen one of the various BLUE MAN GROUP productions. CEO of Big Concerts, Justin Van Wyk said “BLUE MAN GROUP is hugely popular around the world – first time audiences often leave the theatre so exhilarated by the show that it has one of the highest return businesses of any theatrical event. We know it will be the talk of Johannesburg and Cape Town when audiences finally get to experience this innovative, playful and colourful spectacle.”
March has two tours confirmed so far. The first is The Vamps performing in South Africa for the very first time. With five top 10 hits and prestigious tour support slots with Taylor Swift, McFly and Austin Mahone, The Vamps joined forces with Demi Lovato to release ‘Somebody To You’ and then went onto release a cover of ‘Oh Cecelia’ with Vine sensation Shawn Mendes. Straight after The Legends of R&B 2 featuring The Whispers, The Stylistics and Lenny Willialsm will be performing at the Teatro at Montecasino for 2 nights only. Performing all their favourite hits including “In The Mood”, “And The Beat Goes On”, “Rock Steady”, “It’s a Love Thing” and “One For The Money” this is one not to be missed.
April has The Lumineers returning to South Africa performing in support of their latest album Cleopatra. The band’s self-titled debut album sold 3 million copies worldwide and earned them 2 Grammy nominations for Best New Artist and Best Americana Album. The first single “Ho Hey” spent 62 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and it’s follow up, “Stubborn Love” climbed to #1 on the Alternative radio charts and was also featured on President Obama’s Summer Playlist. Continuing the success story from their two-time Grammy nominated, platinum-selling debut in 2012, The Lumineers’ Cleopatra has been an international hit album – not only achieving No.1 status in the UK, U.S & Canada Official Charts, but also charting at the top of the Billboard Top 200.
Last but not least global superstar Justin Bieber has confirmed 2 stadium dates in May 2017 for his Purpose World Tour. With worldwide album sales in excess of 100 million units, Bieber has dominated pop culture and social media. With 3.1 million sales worldwide for his latest album ‘Purpose’ Justin Bieber’s current global tour has smashed box office records. Hit singles include ‘What Do you Mean’, ‘Sorry’, ‘Love Yourself’ which all peaked at number one on the Billboard Top 200 making Bieber the first male artist in almost a decade to have three number ones from an album.
Look out for new annouments coming in February!!
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