CHRIS DE BURGH
A BETTER WORLD TOUR
COMING TO PRETORIA AND CAPE TOWN IN 2018
A number of artists can actually claim to international success spanning three decades,
where Chris De Burgh has precisely achieved that.
The legendary artist will be performing two shows in South Africa in support of his new album,
“A Better World”.
Cape Town: 28th February 2018 @ the Grand Arena, GrandWest
Pretoria: 2nd March 2018 @ the Sun Arena, Time Square
Channel 24 and
Another Big Concerts Experience.
Chris 1st major hit in South Africa was ‘Spanish Train and
Other Stories’ and the 1st single ‘Just Another Poor Boy’
from this album was No.1 for many weeks.
In 1981 when he released ‘Man On The Line’, the well-
established global star and the single from this album ‘High
On Emotion’ became a No.1 record across the globe. In
1986, Chris released ‘Into The Light,’ known as the most
successful record up to that point.
Selling in excess of 10 million copies worldwide.
It also featured the single ‘Lady In Red’, which was no.1 in 50 countries.
By 1990 Chris’ popularity provided a international artist to receive a personal invitation from then-
Chancellor Kohl to perform at the historic public celebrations.
Chris continually seeks new challenges for himself as a musician and in with his 1995 album,
Realising a lifelong ambition to have his music recorded in a classical style with a full thirty-two piece orchestra.
A tune revolving around ‘global and political issues‘, Chris de Burgh provides thought in the lyrical content
of his new album ‘ A Better World’.
The lyrical content 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.
The songs are depicted through Stories, and offer an insight into the thinking and imagination of one of popular
music’s most evocative and accomplished songwriters.
The long and consistent career has so far resulted in sales of 50 million albums and
‘SOLD OUT‘ performances in concert halls worldwide.
The album, ‘A Better World’ is a familiar musical approach to the melting pot of diverse styles,
tempos and instrumentation.
Ballads sit alongside anthems, solo performances with band or orchestral ensemble pieces.
Straight-ahead rock and pop songs are infused with regional flavour, from Caribbean to Celtic.
Guitar, bass, drums and keyboards
are augmented by pipes, strings and brass.
It all comes together to continue, progress and enhance the unique musical footprint.
A footprint created for himself, while composing more than 280 songs.
This tour also marks the 25th Anniversary since Chris De Burgh toured South Africa in celebration of the
lifting of the cultural boycott and to date he has sold over half a million tickets over his 8 tours to the country.
28th February 2018
Grand Arena, GrandWest
Ticket Price: R405 – R745
2nd March 2018
Sun Arena, Time Square
Ticket Price: R460 – R800
Issued by: Jacqui-Nicole Teixeira
Public Relations Practitioner
Johannesburg, and National publicity
083 326 1776
Cape Town Publicity
072 656 1906