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Tuesday, November 8, 2016


The Black Lapels, one of Durban’s iconic staples in the world of live entertainment have, since their runaway success tribute shows, Johnny Cash, Memphis 55 and most recently their Creedence Clearwater Revival production, have decided to dedicated the balance of the 2016 Rhumbelow Theatre season to performing a production that they firmly believe will close out a remarkably good year in keeping the retrospective candle burning ever so bright.

The show is their most challenging task to date and will be a stripped down production based on Paul Simons road to Graceland.

Rob and Garth Warren together with drummer Gareth Gale have decided to step away from their traditional use of electric content and stripped their rock n roll spurs out for a more purist acoustic singer songwriter approach.

For Paul Simon fans, a set list with those favourites awaits from Graceland to You can call me Al not excluding a string of other alltimers like Homeless, The Boxer, Gumboots, Diamonds on the Sole and then the brilliance of Mother and Child Reunion.

The Paul Simon Road to Graceland runs at Rhumbelow Theatre from November 11 to 20 over two weekends with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 20h00 and Sundays at 14h00 and 18h30. The venue opens 90 minutes before show for picnic dinner.

Tickets R140 (R120 pensioners and tables of eight or more for the first weekend only). Take along food picnic baskets. Braais will be available. There is limited secure parking and booking is essential. A cash bar is available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises). Rhumbelow Durban is situated at 42 Cunningham Road off Bartle Road in Umbilo.

Booking is through Computicket or contact Roland on 082 499 8636, email or visit