Internationally acclaimed artist, Chris De Burgh, is coming to South Africa to promote his new album, “A Better World”. The Cape Town leg of the tour, at the Grand Arena at GrandWest, will be held on February 28.

Known for his legendary song, ‘Lady in Red’, De Burgh is in tune with global and political issues, and provides much food for thought in the lyrical content of his new album ‘ A Better World’. He has crafted material that addresses many of the themes and topics which have always so richly and uniquely coloured his musical agenda; love, war and adventure, travel, discovery and home-coming, the past, the present – and the future. Stories, all of them, the songs offer an instant and clear insight into the thinking and imagination of one of popular music’s most evocative and accomplished songwriters, whose long and consistent career has so far resulted in sales of 50 million albums and sold out performances in concert halls worldwide.

‘Spanish Train and Other Stories’ was Chris’ first major hit in SA and the first single ‘Just Another Poor Boy’ from this album was No.1 for many weeks.  By the time he released ‘Man On The Line’ in 1981, Chris was a well-established global star and the single from this album ‘High On Emotion’ became a No.1 record right across the globe. 1986 saw the release of ‘Into The Light,’ Chris’ most successful record up to that point, which sold in excess of 10 million copies worldwide. It also featured the single ‘Lady In Red’, which was no.1 in 50 countries and is still one of the most played songs on the planet.

Tour Dates:
Cape Town:
28 February 2018 at the Grand Arena, GrandWest
Pretoria: 2 March 2018 at the Sun Arena, Time Square

Tickets go on sale Saturday 16 December at 9am from and Computicket. Discovery Card holders get an exclusive 48 hour pre-sale from 9am on Thursday, 14 December. Go to for more information.


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Nidha Narrandes

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