All the Biggest Upcoming Concerts in Joburg & Pretoria: Diarise Now!

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Bookmark this page! We’re keeping it updated with the latest announcements of high octane shows and concerts in Joburg that you need to know about.  You can anticipate artists of all stripes taking centre stage everywhere from stadium shows to intimate local gigs. Read on for What’s on in Joburg’s roundup of all the biggest tours, shows and concerts in Joburg and Pretoria in the upcoming months.

June 2024

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Thomas Anders of Modern Talking

Famed for his iconic contributions to German pop duo Modern Talking, Thomas Anders is set to embark on an exhilarating music tour in South Africa in 2024. His career spans 40 years and a remarkable legacy in the music industry. Anders will showcase his timeless hits like ‘You’re My Heart, You’re My Soul’ which reached No.1 in 81 countries. Worldwide CD sales of Modern Talking and Thomas Anders’ solo works have now topped the 125 million mark. The concert is supported by Afrikaans pop star, Kurt Darren.

Cost: From R595pp. Book via Webtickets

When: Saturday, 8 June from 6pm
Where: SunBet Arena at Times Square, 209 Aramist Ave, Waterkloof Glen, Pretoria

July 2024

Engelbert Humperdink performs in Pretoria and Cape Town this July 2024

Engelbert Humperdinck: The Last Waltz Tour

British musical legend Engelbert Humperdinck, famous for romantic hits such as ‘Quando, Quando’, ‘A Man Without Love,’ and ‘The Last Waltz,’ exploded onto the music scene alongside The Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley. His first single in the charts – ‘Release Me’ – earned him a Guinness World Record for the time it spent at the top of the charts: an astonishing 56 consecutive weeks. Since then, the star has sold over 140 million records, including 64 albums that have gone gold and 35 platinum albums.

Cost: R495pp – R1495pp. Book through Webtickets.

When: Sunday, 14 July 2024, at 4pm
Where: Sunbet Arena, Times Square Casino, Pretoria

September 2024

James Blunt standing in front of open field

James Blunt: The Who We Used To Be Tour

James Blunt will be touring South Africa next year in support of his brilliant new album Who We Used To Be. James and his band will play on Saturday 14 September at SunBet Arena, Time Square. ‘I cannot find the words to say how excited I am to get back out on the road again on tour in 2024,’ says James. ‘My new album was incredibly fun to write and record, and some of the new songs will undoubtedly get you up on your feet and dancing again.  I’m looking forward to crowd surfing at a venue near you!’

Cost: From R855pp to R2135. Book via Ticketmaster

When: Saturday, 14 September from 8pm
Where: SunBet Arena at Times Square, 209 Aramist Ave, Waterkloof Glen, Pretoria

October 2024

A promo image of the Take That trio

Take That: This Life on Tour

The multi-award-winning and smash hit makers, Take That, bring their ‘This Life On Tour’ to South Africa in 2024. Take That are renowned for their huge productions and live shows. The band are responsible for hits like ‘Back for Good’, ‘Patience’, ‘Never Forget’, and much more. This is also where Robbie Williams got his start in the music business, before venturing into a successful solo career of his own.

The band are performing their newly released album, ‘This Life’ on the tour. The album is described as a vibrant body of work with the, now trio, at their most confident musically. Join Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, and Howard Donald as they welcome audiences to enjoy live performances of their latest work.

Cost: R855 – R1 535+pp, book via Ticketmaster.

When: 20 Oct, from 7.30pm
Where: SunBet Arena, Time Square, 209 Aramist Ave, Waterkloof Glen, Pretoria

November 2024

Comedian Jim Jefferies in a suit standing in an open field

Jim Jefferies: Give ‘Em What They Want Tour

Australian Comedian, Jim Jefferies is bringing his Give ‘Em What They Want” tour to South Africa for two shows only in November 2024.

This Sydney native is one of the most popular and respected comedians of his generation, entertaining audiences across the globe with his provocative, belief-challenging, and thought-provoking comedy. Jim was honoured as Stand-Up Comedian of the Year at the Just for Laughs Festival in summer 2019. Jim’s latest show, Give ‘Em What They Want Tour, started at the end of 2022 with dates all around Asia, Europe and North America.

Cost: From R795pp to R3080pp. Book via Ticketmaster

When: Saturday, 23 November from 8pm (rescheduled from 13 April)
Where: SunBet Arena at Times Square, 209 Aramist Ave, Waterkloof Glen, Pretoria

Kool & The Gang

Kool & the Gang with the Earth, Wind and Fire Experience

Big Concerts presents two-time Grammy Award-winning, and platinum hit makers, Kool & the Gang, on tour in South Africa this 2024. Catch them live with special guests from the Earth, Wind & Fire Experience by Al McKay. Enjoy a night of old school melody presented to you by the artists responsible for hits like ‘Celebration’, ‘Get Down on It’, ‘Let’s go Dancing’ and ‘Cherish’. Witness the magic that resulted in Kool & the Gang receiving 25 Top Ten R&B hits, 9 Top Ten Pop hits, and 31 gold and platinum albums.

The supporting act, The Earth, Wind and Fire Experience, is conceived and rehearsed by Al McKay, former member of the renowned Earth, Wind and Fire group. Performing alongside McKay is another former band member, Greg Moore, and other talents such as Tim Owens, DeVere Duckett, and Claude Woods.

Cost: R895 – R3 320, book via Ticketmaster

When: 30 Nov, from 7.45pm
Where:SunBet Arena Time Square, Pretoria

January 2025

Concerts in Johannesburg: Green DayGreen Day Live at Calabash

American rock band Green Day will make a historic debut in South Africa, headlining Calabash South Africa 2025 alongside punk rock legends The Offspring and local favourites Fokofpolisiekar.

This momentous event promises an electrifying night, etching a new chapter in South Africa’s rock ‘n’ roll legacy. Calabash South Africa 2025 is powered by 947 and KFM 94.5. Following the wildly successful Calabash South Africa 2024, a benchmark in music festivals, the 2025 edition is poised to exceed expectations, offering a night of music and unforgettable moments.

Witness the Grammy-winning trio with a three-decade legacy live as they set to captivate audiences with their anthemic hits like ‘Basket Case’, ‘American Idiot’, and more.

Cost: R630 – R3295 | Book via Ticketmaster

When: 19 January 2025, from 6pm
Where: FNB Stadium, Johannesburg

February 2025

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Roxette

Roxette – Sweden’s second-best-selling music act after ABBA – is again hitting South African shores. Their top hits include ‘The Look’, ‘Listen to Your Heart’, ‘It Must Have Been Love, featured on the soundtrack of Pretty Woman, and ‘Joyride’. Other hugely popular hits of theirs include ‘Dressed for Success’, ‘Dangerous’, and ‘Fading Like a Flower’. Led by frontman, songwriter, and founder Per Gessle, the iconic Roxette band ignites the stage alongside the immensely talented Swedish singer and megastar Lena Philipsson.

This tour sees a live revival of a massive catalogue, all penned by Per Gessle. He takes the Roxette band back on stage to do what he loves the most: performing his songs live in front of a dedicated audience. The Roxette band consists of Christoffer Lundquist, Magnus Börjeson, Magnus ‘Norpan’ Eriksson, Dea Norberg and the original Roxette icons Clarence Öfwerman and Jonas Isacsson. It’s almost five years since Roxette lost Marie Fredriksson to cancer.

Cost: R800 – R2845. Book through Ticketmaster

When: 28 Feb 2025, from 8pm
Where: SunBet Arena, Time Square,209 Aramist Ave, Waterkloof Glen, Pretoria

March 2025

Cigarettes After Sex
Cigarettes After Sex: X’s World Tour

Cigarettes After Sex, one of the most globally accomplished acts across any genre, bring their X’s World Tour to South Africa in March 2025. During their run, they have managed to transition from a preeminent indie act to one of the most globally accomplished acts across the world.

In their latest musical chapter, they have moved away from the prior sonic touchstones of the ‘50s and ‘60s, finding themselves drawn to a ‘70s/’80s slow dance. Now, fans get to witness this new era in their artistry live.

Enjoy a night with the band responsible for indie classics such as ‘Apocalypse’ and ‘Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby’.

Cost: R685 – R2 728 | Book via Ticketmaster

When: 7 March 2025, from 9pm
Where: SunBet Arena at Time Square Casino, Pretoria

April 2025

Andrea Bocelli 30th Anniversary Tour 2025

Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli, one of the finest classical artists of our generation, graces stages in Pretoria and Cape Town in 2025.

The Symphony Choir of Johannesburg and the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra join Andrea Bocelli in Pretoria. This collaboration promises to showcase the harmonious blend of Bocelli’s iconic voice with the symphonic prowess of these esteemed local musicians.

Prepare for an exceptional musical journey as Bocelli shares his universal talent, accompanied by a special guest artist, a soprano, a magnificent 60-piece choir, and a majestic 69-piece orchestra.

Cost: R1935 – R5160. Book through Ticketmaster

When: 12 & 13 April 2025,  from 8pm (doors open 6pm)
Where: SunBet Arena at Time Square Casino, 209 Aramist Ave, Waterkloof Glen, Pretoria

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