If you’re a fan of South African music, you’ll probably have heard that South African music legend, Johnny Clegg, is hanging up his musical boots.
He recently announced this on his website and says he wants to spend more time with his family after recently being diagnosed with cancer. He is currently in remission and has decided to embark on his final world tour to thank his fans both in South Africa and worldwide for their support during his 35 year career.
There’s only one problem with this plan – Australia and New Zealand are not included on the tour – yet!
Recently Johnny Clegg was interviewed on 947 Breakfast, a South African radio show hosted by Anele Mdoda. On that show he announced his pending retirement and his last world tour, titled The Final Journey. During this interview he said that if Australia asked very nicely he may consider putting a show on down under.
I was contacted by Craig Barker who had started a Facebook page called “Johnny Clegg – please come to New Zealand and Australia“.
He’d love to get all the Johnny Clegg fans across Australia and New Zealand behind this drive in the hopes that the legend himself will see the efforts made by his fans down under, and decide to add some shows here too!
So please, head over to the Facebook page, give it a like and a share, and let’s see if we can get the great Johnny Clegg to come to Australia and New Zealand!