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SOUTH AFRICA: Mango Groove adds extra show to 30th Anniversary Concert

Mango Groove Bringing The Heat By Adding An Extra Show!

SOUTH AFRICA: Mango Groove adds extra show to 30th Anniversary Concert

Johannesburg- South Africa, Mango Groove adds an extra show for the 30th Anniversary Concert! Real Concerts, in association with M-Net and Hot 91.9FM are proud to announce that due to popular demand and extra Mango Groove 30th Anniversary Concert has been added at the Teatro, Montecasino on Saturday, 9 March, 2019.

In the words of Mango Groove’s lead vocalist, Claire Johnston:

2019 is a big year for us as we will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of our very first album, Mango Groove. With this in mind, it seemed right to us that we put on a high production concert that showcases the highlights, memories and moments of that album. As well as performing all the other Mango songs that people have come to know and love through years.”

The Mango Groove album went on to become one of SA’s biggest-selling albums of all time (well over 25-times platinum), and produced a string of hits that to this day remain part of the soundtrack of South Africa’s journey over the last three decades: ‘Special Star’, ‘Dance Some More’, ‘Hellfire’, ‘Move Up’, and many more.

That first album release created the platform for what was to become a meteoric rise to fame for Mango Groove. It paved the way for a host of achievements that set new precedents and records that still stand today:
  • The successive releases of several more albums and hit singles, including ‘Hometalk’, ‘Moments Away’ and their latest album release ‘Faces to the Sun’.
  • Setting new live performance benchmarks for all SA artists. Being the only SA group ever to sell out the Sun City Superbowl and the Standard Bank Arena six times.
  • The band was the first to redefine live staging and production standards for SA acts. The first to command a million rand sponsorship deal. They were the first and only group to remain at the top of the SA national sales charts for over a year.
  • Internationally, Mango Groove’s unique and magical blend of South African marabi, kwela and pop influences, together with the voice and presence of Claire Johnston went on to captivate audiences around the world.

In founder member John Leyden’s words:

In terms of finding the ideal partner for what is truly a very special event for us. Working with Real Concerts again made perfect sense. Serendipity at its best! It was this very partnership that properly launched Mango Groove on a grand scale to SA markets in 1989. It was a partnership that then powered its way through the host of precedent-setting achievements in the years that followed.”

What can we expect from the show itself, then? In the words of Roddy Quin of Real Concerts:

Yes, the show will be a veritable memory-fest, and it will truly be a joyful celebration of all the Mango songs we have come to love through the years: All of this backed up, of course, with the best possible live production, dancing and performance standards. As importantly, though, it will be a celebration of South African-ness in all its glorious diversity. Who we were, our transition, the great ongoing South African journey, who we are today, and what is still so possible for us as a country. This show really will move you in so many different ways.”

Mike Page, GM of Montecasino, says,

Montecasino and the Teatro are thrilled to be hosting such a momentous concert, marking Mango Groove’s 30 amazing years of enchanting South Africans and indeed the world with their very special sound. Montecasino is all about delivering memorable experiences to every visitor – and this event will fit that bill perfectly. We look forward to welcoming the band and the heart-warming and joyful celebration of one of country’s favourite sounds.”

Mango Groove’s 30th Anniversary Concert, The Teatro, Montecasino, Johannesburg:
Friday 8th March – 8pm
Saturday 9th March – 8pm

Tickets Available from Computicket – Bookings now open!

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