South Africa Tour 2013

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South Africa Tour 2013
Bonnie Tyler South Africa concert poster.png
Tour by Bonnie Tyler
Associated album Rocks and Honey
Start date August 29, 2013
End date September 7, 2013
Legs 1
Shows 5 in South Africa
Bonnie Tyler concert chronology
Heart Strings Tour
(2003)
South Africa Tour 2013
(2013)

The South Africa Tour 2013 was a tour by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler, and marked 20 years since her last concert in the country.[1] The tour was widely reported by South African media and followed the release of her album Rocks and Honey (2013) and her appearance on the Eurovision Song Contest 2013.[2][3] The first two shows in Johannesburg both sold out.[4] It was announced upon her visit that her new album will be released in South Africa "very soon".

Tyler only performed four new songs from Rocks and Honey in her concerts; "This Is Gonna Hurt", "All I Ever Wanted", "Flat On the Floor" and "Mom". "Everybody likes to hear the classics," Tyler explained.[5]

Background[edit]

After her concert in Bloemfontein, Tyler and her band visited tourist sites near Cape Town, such as Table Mountain[4] and wine farms around Stellenbosch.[6]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Venue
August 29, 2013 Johannesburg Emperors Palace Hotel Casino Convention Resort
August 30, 2013 Johannesburg Emperors Palace Hotel Casino Convention Resort
September 1, 2013 Bloemfontein Callie Human Centre
September 6, 2013 Cape Town Cape Town International Convention Centre, Auditorium 1
September 7, 2013 Cape Town Cape Town International Convention Centre, Auditorium 1

Band[edit]

  • Matt Prior - guitar
  • Keith Atack - guitar
  • Ed Poole - bass guitar
  • John Young - keyboard
  • Grahame Rolfe - drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bonnie Tyler Concerts in South Africa". CapeTownMagazine. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Bonnie Tyler to rock Cape Town". Channel 24. 11 August 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Huisman, Biénne (4 September 2013). "Red Bull and a shot of Jack Daniel’s for Bonnie Tyler’s nerves". City Press. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Bonnie Tyler arrives in Cape Town". Link 2 Media. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  5. ^ Steyl, Louisa (28 August 2013). "Bonnie's yearn to stun SA again". TygerBurger. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Stars of the 80's, 90's and Now with Bonnie Tyler". Jacaranda FM. 29 August 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2013.