Smokie to Tour SA in 2011
Media Release: 2010-01-14 (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE)
SMOKIE IS COMING TO SA IN APRIL
SMOKIE is coming to town! Yes indeed, the internationally successful British pop group SMOKIE will be touring South Africa from 3 to 10 April as part of their TAKE A MINUTE WORLD TOUR. With chart-topping hits like Living Next Door to Alice, Lay Back in the Arms of Someone and If You Think You Know How to Love Me, and constant tours, Smokie is one of the most popular bands in the world today. As part of their TAKE A MINUTE WORLD TOUR, SMOKIE will inter alia be visiting Moscow, Sweden, UK, Germany, Ireland, Austria, Norway, Spain, Denmark, Greenland, Scandinavia, Australia and South Africa.
Lefra Productions is the South African Promoters and has just announced the SA tour:
Ø 3 April 2011 – ABSA KKNK Festival – Oudtshoorn
Ø 5 April 2011 – Grand West Casino – Cape Town
Ø 6 April 2011 – NNMU Indoor Sports Arena – Port Elizabeth
Ø 7 April 2011 – Sand du Plessis Theatre – Bloemfontein
Ø 8&9 April 2011 – Carnival City – Brakpan
Look at the Guinness Book of Hit Singles and you could be forgiven for thinking Smokie’s success story was a 1970s phenomenon. After all, 11 of their 14 British hits came in that eventful musical decade. However, their massive success story has continued to flourish around the globe including Scandinavia, South Africa, Germany and even China. Smokie are a band which has sold out tours and gained platinum records in four decades – the 70s, 80s, 90s and the present day.
Frans Swart, CEO of Lefra Productions and Promoter of the SA tour, said he is very excited about SMOKIE visiting South Africa again. “We organised the SMOKIE tour in 2008 and it was a sold out success with many extra shows that had to be scheduled. SMOKIE is one of those groups that understands how to entertain their audiences – from young to old. With all their international renowned hits and the talent as a band, audiences around the world party with them. Their new CD, TAKE A MINUTE has just been recorded and will be released worldwide in February. In SA it will also be released in February by Lefra Productions and Next Music. SMOKIE fans can expect a complete new show with wonderful new material. But as in any SMOKIE show, the hits will definitely feature. Who can forget Alice?” says Swart.
Terry Uttley, the founder member of SMOKIE, said they cannot wait to come to South Africa. “This is our favourite country and it has always been a wonderful experience to come to South Africa. The people of South Africa likes our music and it is such a warm feeling to get such wonderful support. We have just recorded TAKE A MINUTE and people around the world likes our new material and songs and we are very confident that South Africans will also like our new show.”
ISSUED BY LEFRA PRODUCTIONS