Smokie - Take a Minute World Tour

Review Date: 24 Sep 2013

Smokie is coming to town! Internationally successful British pop group Smokie on tour in South Africa.

With chart-topping hits like Living Next Door to Alice, Lay Back in the Arms of Someone, Mexican Girl, For a Few Dollars, Needles and Pins and If You Think You Know How to Love Me, and constant tours, Smokie is one of the most popular bands in the world today.

As part of Take a Minute World Tour, Smokie will visit Moscow, Sweden, UK, Germany, Ireland, Austria, Norway, Spain, Denmark, Greenland, Scandinavia, Australia and South Africa.

Show times : 

Thur 26 Sept 2013 @ 19:00 – Aardklop National Arts Festival (kykNET Musiekverhoog), Potchefstroom
Fri 27 Sept 2013 @ 20:00 – Hage Geingob Rugby Stadium, Windhoek
Sat 28 Sep 2013 @ 20:00 – Grand Arena, GrandWest Casino, Cape Town
Sun 29 Sept 2013 @ 15:00 – ICC Arena, Boardwalk Casino, Port Elizabeth
Fri 4 Oct 2013 @ 20:00 – Big Top Arena, Carnival City, Johannesburg/Brakpan
Sat 5 Oct 2013 @ 20:00 – Big Top Arena, Carnival City, Johannesburg/Brakpan

To call Smokie rock n roll survivors would be true but would belie the fact that they remain Europe’s top live performing band 30 years after they first formed. The original members Terry Uttley, Alan Silson and Chris Norman were at school together in Bradford, East Yorkshire and the original band also included Martin Bullard and Steve Pinnell.

Smokie today is fronted by Mike Craft on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, and consists of founder members Uttley on bass and vocals, drummer Pinnell, Bullard on keyboards and lead guitarist and vocalist Mick McConnell who joined the band in 1996. 

Smokie’s Take A Minute World Tour includes a number of new songs from their latest album Take a Minute, as well as all their smash hits.

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