Duncan Faure is returning to South Africa for a nationwide tour between 15 March and 16 April 2017.
WHO IS DUNCAN FAURE?
If you grew up in South Africa in the 70s, you’ll know all about Rabbitt, the four-piece South African pop rock phenomenon that captured the imagination of a generation, went platinum and generated unprecedented mania among screaming fans who flocked to sold-out venues to lose their marbles to iconic songs like Charlie and Lonely Loner Too. This is where rock legend Duncan Faure took his first step into the limelight.
Since then, this talented composer, lyricist, vocal artist, guitarist and keyboard player has managed to play in yet another best-selling band, write 100+ songs and make his way into the Rock Godz Hall of Fame in Las Vegas (USA) in 2014, due to his prolific contribution to rock music. Best of all – Faure is making his way back home for a nationwide tour, alongside top South African musicians under the careful direction of Mel Botes, that will feature some of his best-loved hits, as well as fresh new material.
When Rabbitt disbanded in 1978, Faure joined Scottish pop-rock band the Bay City Rollers, who sold 50 million+ records worldwide. He later went on to form KARU with fellow Roller Stuart Wood, bringing us another chart-topping song, Where is the Music. Then, in 1988, he contributed vocals to Madonna’s Who’s That Girl soundtrack, which went on to sell 5 million copies.
Since then he has written a globally-recognised peace anthem, and released three solo albums that enjoyed acclaim among international audiences. On the latest album, Machine from the Other Side (2014), Faure has developed a strong, subtle sound that is wholly his own. Comprising twelve new songs performed at a grand piano, this album also includes the first officially recorded version of Tennessee, a John Lennon song that had only shown up on bootleg records and for which the cover rights were awarded after years of discussions with Yoko and Sean Lennon.
SHOW DATES & VENUES
Faure’s highly anticipated South African show dates and venues are as follows:
15 & 16 March: Atterbury Theatre, PRETORIA
23 March: Barnyard Theatre, VEREENIGING
25 March: Barnyard at Casterbridge, WHITE RIVER
5 April: The Music Kitchen, PORT ELIZABETH
8 April: Barnyard Theatre, PLETTENBERG BAY
13 April: Cafe Roux, CAPE TOWN
14 & 15 April: Die Boer, DURBANVILLE
16 April: Cinema in the SHED, KLEINMOND
*Please note that these dates and venues are subject to change.
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