Chris de Burgh to introduce new album at Boardwalk

2016-03-30 06:00
Chris de Burgh will be performing at the Boardwalk International Convention Centre on April 14 and 15. Photo: SUPPLIED

Chris de Burgh will be performing at the Boardwalk International Convention Centre on April 14 and 15. Photo: SUPPLIED

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LEGENDARY singer Chris de Burgh will introduce his Port Elizabeth fans to songs from his new album, TheHands of Man, at The Boardwalk on April 14 and 15.

His shows at The Boardwalk International Convention Centre are two of only eight shows he will perform during The Hands of Man tour of South Africa.

The Hands of Man, his 20th studio album of original material, was recorded both at his home studio in Ireland and at Mark Knopfler’s British Grove facility in London. Produced by Chris Porter, it features contributions from the members of de Burgh’s touring band.

De Burgh has approached many of the new songs from the perspective of how they could be performed on stage, as well as considering how the audience might react to them in the live arena. He will have the opportunity to judge his instincts against the reaction of his local audience when he performs at The Boardwalk.

De Burgh’s first major hits in South Africa were “Spanish train” and “Just another poor boy” which climbed the local radio charts. Best known for his 1986 love song, “Lady in Red”, De Burgh was the only international artist to personally receive an invitation from then Chancellor Kohl to perform at the historic public celebrations marking the reunification of East and West Germany.

Nqobile Majozi, Marketing Manager at The Boardwalk, said a capacity crowd is anticipated for the shows.

Tickets to De Burgh’s The Hands of Man concert at The Boardwalk International Convention Centre are on sale at www.bigconcerts.co.za and Computicket.

Ticket prices range from R395 to R625 per person. Doors will open at 6pm.

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