Usher to tour SA in March

2011-11-04 00:00

UNITED States music icon Usher will headline the Hansa Pilsener Festival of Legends, which tours South Africa in March next year.

Usher, the winner of 17 Billboard Music Awards, nine ASCAP awards, eight Soul Train Music Awards and five Grammy Awards, will take to the stage in Durban, Cape Town and Soweto.

Discovered on Star Search and based in Atlanta, Georgia, Usher ­arrived on the international music scene as a teenager in 1994 with his self-titled debut album. His second ­album, 1997’s My Way, established him as a superstar with limitless ­potential. The collection sold more than seven-million copies worldwide, and included the ubiquitous singles Nice and Slow and You Make Me Wanna…

Usher’s Confessions album ­captivated the music world in 2004, selling more than one-million copies in its first week in stores. It eventually sold more than 20-million copies worldwide thanks to a steady succession of chart-topping singles, Yeah!, Burn and Confessions Part II. The success of Confessions’ singles helped Usher earn a remarkable distinction: he ­enjoyed 13 consecutive top-20 singles (seven of which were number one).

In early 2010, Usher released his landmark seventh album, Raymond V. Raymond. The high-powered collection explored his newfound status as a single man and father, and sold more than seven-million tracks and ringtones combined.

The American singer-songwriter, dancer, entrepreneur and actor has just teamed up with David Guetta to release their much-anticipated hot new track Without You. Usher has also recently been presented with the Philanthropy Freedom Award by the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, for his charitable work with his foundation, New Look, which provides leadership skills and ­qualifications to young adults, as well as fundraising for national emergencies.

Usher will join an impressive list of South Africa’s top urban music stars on the tour.



• March 3: Grand Arena, GrandWest, Cape Town. Tickets range from R275 to R450.

• March 7: The ICC Durban Arena.

Tickets range from R250 to R450.

March 10: Orlando Stadium, Soweto. Tickets range from R200 to R600.


Tickets go on sale today at 9 am, and can be bought at Compu­ticket — go to www.computicket. com or phone 086 191 5800). This event is for over 18s only.

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