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Jonathan Butler to tour SA

2013-08-05 13:19
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Cape Town – Grammy nominated singer and guitarist Jonathan Butler is heading to South Africa to launch the Jonathan Butler Foundation in September.

South African born Butler, who has achieved worldwide success with his songwriting and guitar playing, will give three concerts in SA; one in Pretoria, Cape Town and Johannesburg.

The Jonathan Butler Grace and Mercy Tour will feature well-known tracks as well as songs from the new album. Tickets are on sale through Computicket from Wednesday, 7 August 2013.

Tour Itinerary:

Tuesday, 24 September, Eersterust Soccer Stadium. Concert starts at 18:30. Support band: Freeborn and local artists.
Cape Town 
Friday, 27 September, Athlone Stadium. Concert starts at 19:30. Support bands: Wayne Bosch and Freeborn.
Saturday, 28 September, The Rhema Auditorium. Concert starts at 19:00. Support band: Freeborn.
Tickets range in price from R100 to R500 per person and hospitality packages are available on request – please contact

Gates open three hours before the stated concert times.


After his involvement with a number of independent initiatives, Jonathan Butler has launched the Jonathan Butler Foundation (JBF) which is to be a self-funded organisation providing positive intervention to promote access to music and arts education for children.

The JBF focuses on helping to prevent kids falling into a life of substance abuse. It will do so through the use of a series of digitally mastered interactive presentations and programmes that it will be run through schools and community centres. The first of these programmes will take place in Eldorado Park in Gauteng in partnership with the Gauteng Provincial government.

The JBF will officially launch on 24 September 2013, SA Heritage Day, as it is Jonathan's desire to create a new heritage for South Africa’s youth – one that is born out of music and a heritage they can claim as their own.

As a result of Jonathan Butler’s involvement with the Tshwane School of Music, of which he is Patron, the JB Foundation was formed. One of the Tshwane School of Music successes is the group, Freeborn, whose band members are under 13 years. The band has already performed at previous Jonathan Butler concerts and at Freedom Day celebrations.

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