MANGO GROOVE AUSTRALASIAN TOUR RESCHEDULED & EXTENDED
FIRST AUSTRALIAN TOUR IN 20 YEARS
Management of iconic South African band Mango Groove have issued some changes to the band’s first Australian tour in 20 years. “The upcoming Mango Groove tour of Australia and New Zealand has had to be rescheduled due to entirely unforeseen, last minute personal circumstances,” a spokesperson said today. “However we are delighted to announce with this that all new tour dates have been secured and confirmed – including the addition of a show in Dunedin. All existing tickets (with the exception of Adelaide) will remain valid for the new shows. Those patrons unfortunately unable to attend the revised dates will be entitled to a full refund.”
Band founder and leader John Leyden says the rescheduling of dates was unavoidable and the band is really looking forward to their Australian and New Zealand tour. ‘”Ouch – this was a very tough one for us, but we are ecstatic that everything is 100 per cent back on track,” he says. “This tour is a huge deal for us and we in fact shifted other commitments to make sure that the new dates were secured immediately. We have been seriously blown away by the volume of support and sales for the tour so far and really hope we haven’t inconvenienced anyone with the new dates. We can’t wait to hit Oz shores again after all these years, and are equally excited that a new date has been added for our first ever trip to New Zealand. The band has been in intensive pre-production for the whole tour for a while now, and we guarantee Mango’s Australian and New Zealand fans that they will be in for a big party!”
Tour promoter Tony Lock says he hopes the rescheduling doesn’t impact fans. “This really was something entirely unforeseen and beyond everyone’s control, and we are upset that we have had to disappoint the thousands of existing ticket holders by making them wait a few extra months for their favourite South African music export,” he says. “At the same time, however, we are delighted that we are going full steam ahead with the new dates, and that we are in fact able to add in the Dunedin show. Most existing tickets will remain valid for the new dates, and any ticket holders unable to make the new dates will be entitled to full refunds.”
In their first Australian tour in two decades, iconic South African band Mango Groove are heading back down under for a string of special tour dates this May and June. The tour will also see the band perform in New Zealand for the first time. Mango Groove are a musical institution in South Africa, in the 25 years since their inception they’ve had over 20 platinum sales in the country, and 12 #1 charting hits, as well as incredible successes overseas. The band still hold the legendary status of the largest live attendance for any South African artist thanks to their six sold-out shows at the Sun City Superbowl, six consecutive sold-out shows at the Standard Bank Arena and unforgettable performances to 20,000 plus people at Greenpoint Stadium in Cape Town.
Mango Groove burst onto the mid-1980’s South African music scene and they haven’t stopped since. Their 1989 debut album went six times platinum and their sound, described as Big Band Marabi-pop has captured the hearts of music lovers around the world. They’ve toured extensively and their considerable back catalogue has earned them a stellar reputation amongst music fans of all ages. Their return to Australia in 2014 and the busy year they’ve got planned mark a special milestone for the band, both as musicians and proud South Africans. They’ll be writing and organising pre-production for a new album to be recorded in 2015 and putting on some massive outdoor concerts in their home country.
The 11-piece band will be traversing their hits during their Australian tour; performing tracks from their debut album to their latest release Bang the Drum. Tracks like Dance Sum More, Special Star, Hometalk, Moments Away, Another Country and Bang the Drum, to name a few, will make up the party atmosphere. Mango Groove are well known for their spontaneity on stage, which means you never know what to expect and no two nights are the same. Their live sets are incredible and unforgettable – they are one of those bands that you just have to see in the live arena.
Don’t miss this chance to catch one of South Africa’s best bands as they bring their unforgettable tour to Australia this year. Whether you saw them 20 years ago, are a new fan, or are ready to experience some incredible live music, this is an experience not to miss. Tickets are on sale now for the new tour dates. Existing ticket holders for the Adelaide show will be contacted by email to advise of the arrangement for exchange of tickets.
Tuesday 27th May 2014
Bruce Mason Centre, AUCKLAND NZ
[Tickets for 25.02.2014 remain valid]
Wednesday 28th May 2014
Dunedin Centre, DUNEDIN NZ
*** NEW SHOW ***