Support acts announced for The Waterboys live in Cape Town and Johannesburg next week

Galore SA/ November 15, 2022/ ENTERTAINMENT, LATEST NEWS/ 0 comments

Friday 25 November 2022 – Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town
Sunday 27 November 2022 – Marks Park, Emmarentia, Johannesburg
 
Tickets and info from https://breakoutevents.co.za/

Originally set for April 2020, following a global pandemic that spanned over 2 years, The Waterboys tour of South Africa is finally here as the band arrives in SA next week for their two concerts.
 
The Waterboys are set to perform in Cape Town at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens on Friday 25 November 2022 and in Johannesburg at Marks Park (Emmarentia) on Sunday 27 November 2022. Tickets purchased for the initial shows are still valid for the new show dates in 2022.
 
Damon Forbes from Breakout Events is eager for The Waterboys tour of SA, saying “It’s always been a dream of mine to bring The Waterboys to South Africa and it’s clear to me that they are as passionate about making it to South Africa. We have been waiting to hear on when things will be possible with all that’s happened due to Covid, so I am incredibly happy to still be doing the shows and it’s great to have something to look forward to again.”
 
The local support acts have been announced as well with Farryl Purkiss opening for The Waterboys at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on Friday 25 November and Joburg fans will be excited to see Arno Carstens, Georgetown and Southern Gypsey Queen & Friends added to the line-up for Marks Park on Sunday 27 November.
 
For any info on the shows and to purchase tickets, please go to https://breakoutevents.co.za/the-waterboys/
 
 
About The Waterboys:
Few bands have as great a live reputation as The Waterboys.
 
From their mid-1980s “big music” period through the influential mix of Celtic, gospel and country on their classic Fisherman’s Blues and Room to Roam tours, to the hundreds of brilliant shows accompanying the rootsy, soulful triptych of albums This is the Sea, A Pagan Place and Fisherman’s Blues – The Waterboys have consistently blended tightness, inspiration and improvisation to reach heights of performance few other acts can.  The 2020 version of the band features the established core of Mike Scott (vocals, guitar, piano), Steve Wickham (electric fiddle), Memphis keyboard great “Brother” Paul Brown, ace British drummer Ralph Salmins and funky Irish bassman Aongus Ralston.  
 
Meanwhile the relevance and popular reach of The Waterboys has never been greater. Their songs have been used in key shows such as Ray Donovan and The Affair, as well as being performed by artists as varied as U2, War on Drugs and Ellie Goulding, who scored a top 3 UK hit with “How Long Will I Love You”; Prince and U2 who sang “The Whole Of The Moon” onstage; Fiona Apple who recorded it in 2019; and classic singers Tom Jones and Rod Stewart. Irish magazine Hot Press also listed The Waterboys as the best rock ‘n’ roll band in the world.
 
The Waterboys’ music shows no sign of fading, and the very best place to experience it is live. Come and feel the fire.
 
 
The Waterboys live in Cape Town
Date:                    Friday, 25 November 2022
Venue:                 Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Cape Town
Ticket Price:       R595 (excl booking fee)
Ticket Link:         https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/event.aspx?itemid=1500754979  
Times:                  Gates open at 6pm / Show starts at 7pm
**Supported by Farryl Purkiss
 
#waterboyscapetown
 
Social media links:
Facebook Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/1760702700743830/
Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/abreakoutevent
Twitter – https://twitter.com/abreakoutevent
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/abreakoutevent
 
 
The Waterboys live in Johannesburg
Date:                    Sunday, 27 November 2022
Venue:                 Marks Park, Emmarentia, Johannesburg
Ticket Price:       R495 (excl booking fee)
**Kids 12yrs old and under get in for free
Ticket Link:         https://breakout.howler.co.za/events/the-waterboys-live-in-johannesburg-dccd  
Times:                  Gates open at 11:30am / Show ends by 7pm
**Supported by Arno Carstens, Georgetown and Southern Gypsey Queen & Friends


 
#waterboysjoburg
 
Social media links:
Facebook Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/552181788983675/  
Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/abreakoutevent
Twitter – https://twitter.com/abreakoutevent
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/abreakoutevent  
 
 
For more info, go to https://breakoutevents.co.za/
 

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