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Wednesday, December 17, 2014


(Joan Armatrading performing in Germany, 2007. Pic courtesy of Wikipedia)

Joan Armatrading has added South Africa to her 2015 world tour and will perform shows in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and East London in July 2015.

Known as a true craftsman, her distinctive vocals and consummate musicianship, Joan Armatrading has released over 20 acclaimed albums, received three Grammy nominations, is a Brit Award nominee and has received the highly coveted Ivor Novello Award. Although she will continue to perform on occasion, this will be the final major world tour.

Joan says; “I will never retire but this will be the last major tour that I will undertake. For the first time these concerts will be me solo on stage playing the guitar, piano and singing. I want these concerts to be a special lively interactive one to one experience. I have absolutely enjoyed the last 42 years of performances but now, with my final major tour, I want to capture a unique memory for both myself and the audience.”

This unique series of solo shows will feature Joan's classic hit Me, Myself I as well as a mix of other favourites such as Love and Affection, Willow and Drop The Pilot plus some of Joan's more recent compositions.

Fans new and old will enjoy a musical voyage spanning Joan Armatrading's entire career and the many genres she has mastered including pop, blues, folk, reggae and jazz.

Joan Armatrading appears in Durban on July 7 at the ICC Arena.

Ticket prices range from R450 to R650 from or 0861 915 8000.