Smokie’s Anthology World Tour comes to Carnival City in October 2015


Carnival City plays host to the internationally-renowned British pop group, Smokie, during the Johannesburg leg of their Anthology World Tour in October 2015. The band will perform two shows at the Big Top Arena on the 10th and 11th.


The show celebrates Smokie’s 40 years of music, with chart-topping hits like “Living Next Door to Alice”, “Lay Back in the Arms of Someone”, “Mexican Girl”, “For a Few Dollars”, “Needles and Pins” and “If You Think You Know How to Love Me” amongst the songs fans can expect to hear.


Capacitycrowds are expected for the Smokie concerts at the Big Top Arena. The band recently played the Haapsalon Castle in Estonia to a record of 50 000 people, and willalso be visiting Moscow, Sweden, UK, Germany, Ireland, Austria, Norway, Spain, Denmark, Greenland, Scandinavia and Australia as part of the tour.


Smokie’s founding member Terrey Uttley says the band is excited to include South Africa in this celebratory tour.


“We will do something that we have never done before; that it so start of the show with a 45-minute unplugged session, where some of our hits will be delivered acoustically.  Then we will have interval and rock and roll in true Smokie style.”


The band’s tour to South Africa is made possible by Lefra Productions, Stuttaford Van Lines, RSG, Sounds Good and McCarthy Volkswagen (Arcadia).


Frans Swart, CEO of Lefra Productions and Promoter of the SA tour, says: “We organised three previous Smokie tours to South Africa a few years back.  They were a sell out success, with many extra shows having to be scheduled. Smokie is one of those groups that understand how to entertain their audiences.”


Tickets can be purchased at Computicket. Groups and hospitality packages at reduced rates are available by contacting Monica Booysen on (011) 815 3000or


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