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Chris de Burgh introduces new album at The Boardwalk in April

Mar 7, 2016
Chris de Burgh introduces new album at The Boardwalk in April

Legendary singer Chris de Burgh will introduce his Port Elizabeth fans to songs from his new album, The Hands of Man, at The Boardwalk in April 2016. His shows at The Boardwalk International Convention Centre are two of only eight shows he will perform during The Hands of Mantour 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, says a capacity crowd is anticipated for the shows. Tickets to de Burgh’s The Hands of Manconcert 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 18h00.

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