Superstar Jennifer Rush is heading for South African shores with four exclusive performances only in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
She is one of pop music’s most successful vocal artists of the last three decades and with her phenomenal voice and major hit songs the likes of’Power of Love’ and’Ring of Ice’, she will appear on South Africa’s stage for a whirlwind tour.
In fact, this international pop sensation will perform in our country for the first time ever for two exclusive performances at the Cape Town International Convention Theatre, April 26 and 27 at 8pm, and two exclusive performances in Johannesburg at the Theatre of the Marcellus at Emperors Palace, May 3 and 4 at 8pm.
The New York-born songstress’ successful career began in the mid 80’s when her single’25 Lovers’ was play-listed on numerous radio stations across Europe and became her first commercial hit. Accompanied by her next hit single, the hugely recognizable’Ring of Ice’, her self-titled debut album,’Jennifer Rush’, exceeded all expectations and remained on the German Top 75 for over an almost unprecedented 100 weeks.
Then, her most famous tune of all time,’Power of Love’, was released and marked the birth of ‘the love song of the decade’. The timeless ballad topped the charts from Scandinavia to South Africa, reached the Top 10 in 16 countries, entered the US Billboard Charts, and was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as ‘the best-selling single by a female solo artist in the history of British pop music’. The record-breaking song took the world by storm, sold millions, and became Jennifer’s big breakthrough onto the international scene. Power of Love turned her into an overnight sensation and a household name across the globe.
Though this is her first performance in South Africa, Jennifer has in fact recorded on our turf when she contributed to an album titled’Credo’, which was made in Johannesburg with local choirs and was very well-received.
She believes that her debut South African performances are ‘a dream come true’ and to celebrate this Jennifer will be accompanied by very special guest stars in the form of the SA Youth Choir in Cape Town and the legendary Drakensberg Boys Choir in Johannesburg, who will assist the superstar in turning her four exclusive performances into memorable and epic events.