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It's a long show so bring your sandwiches and your pajamas, jokes Chris de Burgh

The Irish 'Lady in Red' singer-songwriter chats to John Maytham about the upcoming leg of his 'A Better World Tour' in South Africa.

He says it is icy cold in Ireland at the moment, and despite the water problems, he is looking forward to being in the warmer climes of Cape Town.

Chris has been to SA and Cape Town numerous times, both on tour and for family holidays and says he loves the country.

I know your country is not without its problems - after all, what country is without problems - and I'm a keen student of politics, and I watch very carefully what goes on.

Chris de Burgh, singer-songwriter

I just love to be in your country - the food, the wine, the people - what can I say.

Chris de Burgh, singer-songwriter

His career spans many decades and he says the tour is both a retrospective as well as songs from his new album 'A Better World'.

He says don't expect just a mellow rendition of an old fave like Lady in Red.

It's a rock show with stunning visuals and I've always known South African audiences are very appreciative and put on your dancing shoes.

Chris de Burgh, singer-songwriter

He says it is a long show so bring your sandwiches and your pajamas.

The hardest thing is putting together a running order that covers such a vast range of songs and covers all the hit records over the years.

Chris de Burgh, singer-songwriter

He admits that singing Lady in Red still touches audiences hearts and he remains proud of it. He says it has a serious message too.

The concert is at Grand Arena, Grand West, Cape Town on 28 February. Click here to book tickets.

Take a listen to Chris de Burgh chatting about his upcoming concert:


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