Soulful songstress Randy Crawford is headed to SA. Picture: Supplied
Big Concerts confirmed on Tuesday morning that American jazz and R&B singer Randy Crawford will be performing in South Africa as part of her Farewell Tour coming to Cape Town on October 23 at the Grand Arena, GrandWest and Pretoria on October 26 at the Sun Arena, Time Square.

The concert is presented by Cape Talk, 702 and Channel 24. 

Tickets go on sale Thursday, June 14, at 9am from the Big Concerts website  and Computicket. Discovery Card holders get an exclusive 48 hour pre-sale from 9am on Tuesday, June 12. 

Randy Crawford has had a longstanding love affair with South African audiences and now she is coming back to Cape Town and Pretoria one last time as part of her Farewell Tour.

Randy first made her name in mid 1970s in New York where she sang with jazzmen George Benson and Cannonball Adderley. She signed with Columbia Records and released her first single, “Knock On Wood” and “If You Say The Word” in 1972. 

She went on to lead R&B veterans the Crusaders on the transatlantic hit “Street Life” (1979) and was named the ‘Most Outstanding Performer’ at the Tokyo Music Festival.

 

Her follow up solo efforts included “One Day I’ll Fly Away” (1980) and “You Might Need Somebody” 91981), which became soul standards. The album, Secret Combination (1981) stayed on the UK Albums Chart for sixty weeks. 

She has sung with Bootsy Collins, Johnny Bristol, Quincy Jones, Al Jarreau, Rick Springfield, Steve Hackett and Joe Sample among others.

Chairman of Big Concerts Attie Van Wyk commented ‘Randy is still one of the greatest female voices and we feel proud and privileged to be presenting her final concert tour in South Africa prior to her retirement’.

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