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Local band Grassy Spark to open for UB40 on SA tour

2016-08-22 15:53
 

Cape Town - Big Concerts has confirmed that ska/reggae band Grassy Spark will be opening for UB40 when they tour South Africa in November 2016 with their Red Red Wine Tour. 

Grassy Spark are a 7 piece Ska-blend outfit from Cape Town who have just released their debut album Portal along with their brand new single Here I Am. The album was mixed by Vicente Espi at Songololo Studios and mastered by Pablo San Martin both of whom graduated from Berklee Collage of Music in their respective fields. The album also features a number of local artists including Jeremy Loops, Khaos Cotterell, Bonj Mpanza and Rudeboboboss.  Having played every major music festival in South Africa to date Grassy Spark are known for their incredible live show. 

Britain’s biggest reggae band of all time, UB40, will be performing classic hits and gems from their many critically acclaimed albums, including Red, Red Wine, Kingston Town and Can’t help falling in Love.

Since reforming in 2013, the trio of Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue have remained at the top of their game, with highlights including their ongoing World tour, a sellout UK arena tour headlining London’s o2 arena, a huge sell out USA tour and critical acclaim for their new material in 2014’s Silhouette album. 

Tour Information:

Cape Town 
Saturday 5 November – SOLD OUT 
Sunday 6 November – NEW DATE ADDED 
Grand Arena, GrandWest
Ticket Price:  R625 – R745

Durban
Thursday 10th November
Durban Botanic Garden
Ticket Price:  R480

Johannesburg
Saturday 12th November
Ticketpro Dome
Ticket Price: R450 – R790

Tickets are available from Big Concerts.

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