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Arno Carstens will support Bryan Ferry on SA tour

Updated: Feb 21, 2020

South African singer and songwriter Arno Carstens will be opening for the iconic rock legend Bryan Ferry during his South African tour next month.

As part of his Global Tour, Ferry is set to perform at the Grand West Grand Arena in Cape Town on February 14, 2019 and the Sun Arena at Time Square in Pretoria on February 16, 2019.

Since Ferry's first record with Roxy Music in 1972, he has been internationally acclaimed as one of the most innovative and stylish musicians, songwriters, and singers to emerge in pop and rock music.

Between 1972 and 1982 Roxy Music achieved three number one albums and ten singles, which reached the top 10 in the UK. These included More Than This, Dance Away, Avalon and Virginia Plain.

During 1973 Ferry started his solo career. Some of his solo hits included A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall, Let’s Stick Together, and This Is Tomorrow. Avalon became his best-selling album in 1982  followed by the UK number one album Boys and Girls in 1985.

Ferry has sold over 30 million albums as a solo artist and as a member of Roxy Music worldwide.

Performing with a legend like Ferry, won't be a first time for Arno. During his career, her has performed with bands like U2, The Rolling Stones, and REM.

Arno has released 12 albums; Six albums as a solo artist, five as the lead singer of Springbok Nude Girls and one as part of electronica project Bhelltower. He’s won five Sama Awards including Best Rock Album in 2004 for Another Universe and Best Adult Contemporary Album in 2006 for The Hello Goodbye Boys. His musical career also includes more than 20 top ten singles.

The Sunday Times  hailed him as “one of the most prolific songwriters and performers of our time.”, while the Mail and Guardian has called him “The Godfather of South African rock”.

This may be the last chance for South African fans to watch Bryan Ferry live performing all his hits live.

Tickets available at and Computicket.

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