What's On - On Stage
LIRA - THE CAPTURED TOUR
Thu, 25 August 2011
Fresh from her hugely successful global tour, Lira returns to the South African stage with The Captured Tour. From September 30th to October 29th at top venues across South Africa, Lira will bring her soulful and inspiring music to an audience of thousands of devoted fans.
The Captured Tour is a homecoming of sorts for Lira who has spent the last few months touring the planet in support of launching her international career and debut offering for the European and North American territories.
The album, a collection of “best of songs”, represents years of personal and musical growth and development that have seen Lira create a unique and memorable sound that instantly stands out from the clutter of most modern music.
Her powerfully emotive and uplifting songs will be brought to life in an energetic and unforgettable stage show that has been perfected through months of touring, playing to thousands of new fans across the world.
Lira’s global aspirations are nothing new - buoyed by multi-platinum sales of her two studio albums and a live DVD, a mantelpiece full of awards and support of fans – Lira has made no secret of her desire to find a global audience for her music. “I have big dreams,” Lira has frequently been quoted as saying – and it looks increasingly likely that this artist will see those dreams come true.
Songs from all her albums as well as new arrangements and additions to her classics will bring a new element of surprise not to missed, as well as a few performance collaborations with South African greats, that will captivate new and old fans alike, culminating in a DVD recording at the Sun City Superbowl on 29th October, setting the scene for Lira’s second DVD recording.
“The size of this production and the fact that we’re making history is part of my mission for this tour”, says Lira about the upcoming DVD. “I wanted to capture the experience of my shows through the eyes of my fans”.
But as much as Lira loves touring the world, for her, South Africa is her home, physically and spiritually and it is where she draws her inspiration. The Captured Tour, is especially important to Lira and she is incredibly excited to be visiting six top venues and providing her most ardent supporters a musical night they will never forget.
Friday September 30th: Carnival City, Johannesburg, Doors open 18H30, Start 20H00
Sunday October 9th: Boardwalk Casino Festive Lawn, Port Elizabeth, Doors open 13H00 show starts 15H00
Sunday October 16th: Botanical Gardens Bloemfontein, Doors open 13H00 show starts 15H00
Saturday October 22nd: The ICC, Durban, Doors open 18H30, Start 20H00
Wednesday October 26th: Grand West Casino, Cape Town, Doors open 17H30, Start 19H00
Saturday October 29th: Sun City, North West, Doors open 14H30, Start 16H00
Tickets are available countrywide from Computicket from R130 upwards.