Important Update: Please note that due to existing travel restrictions, current Covid-policy, restructured artist touring schedules and other related mitigating factors The Waterboys South African show dates have been rescheduled for 2022, Cape Town 25 November 2022, and Johannesburg 27 November 2022. The venues remain unchanged and existing tickets will be honored.
PLEASE NOTE: As the dates are still going ahead the No Refunds policy still stands. Direct any inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Few bands have as great a live reputation as The Waterboys. From their mid-1980s "big music" period through the influential mix of Celtic, gospel, and country on their classic Fisherman’s Blues tours, to the hundreds of brilliant shows accompanying the last decade's rootsy, soulful triptych of albums Modern Blues, Out Of All This Blue and Where The Action Is The Waterboys have consistently blended tightness, inspiration, and improvisation to reach heights of performance few other acts can. The 2020 version of the band features the established core of Mike Scott (vocals, guitar, piano), Steve Wickham (electric fiddle), Memphis keyboard great "Brother" Paul Brown, ace British drummer Ralph Salmins and funky Irish bassman Angus Ralston.
Meanwhile, the relevance and popular reach of The Waterboys has never been greater. Their songs have been performed by artists as varied as Ellie Goulding, who scored a top 3 UK hit with “How Long Will I Love You”; Prince and U2 who sang "The Whole Of The Moon" onstage and Fiona Apple, who recorded it last year; indie rockers The War On Drugs, Dawes and The Mystery Jets; and classic singers Tom Jones and Rod Stewart. "The Whole Of The Moon" featured in last year's smash Netflix film Let It Snow and top HBO series The Affair. Waterboys' music shows no sign of fading. Come and feel the fire.
Opening acts Arno Carstens, Georgetown, and Southern Gypsey Queen.