MIKE AND THE MECHANICS IN CONCERT
Date Saturday 17th August
Venue Sun City – Super Bowl
Cost R285 to R485
Date Sunday, 18 August
Venue Carnival City – Big Top Arena
Cost R285 to R485
Sun International are thrilled to announce that Mike and the Mechanics are set to perform at the Sun City Superbowl on 17 August, at the Big Top Arena at Carnival City on 18 August.
Mike and the Mechanics have been around since 1984. The band, originally started by supergroup Genesis founder-member, Mike Rutherford, and featuring vocalists Paul Carrack and Paul Young, shot to stardom with their two Top 10 singles; “Silent Running” and “All I Need Is a Miracle”. They followed this success with “The Living Years”, an album that achieved massive global acclaim with its title single, the legendary, “The Living Years”, becoming the world’s 18th best-selling single of 1988.
Two further albums followed: 1991’s “Word of Mouth” and 1995’s “Beggar on a Beach of Gold” continuing to cement the band’s reputation as one of the most respected contemporary melodic rock bands. As well as the title tracks, massive hits off these albums included “Over my Shoulder” and “Another Cup of Coffee”.
Sadly, in July 2000, lead vocalist Paul Young died and the face of Mike and the Mechanics consequently changed. After an extended sabbatical period of inactivity, the group re-emerged, and in the years to 2009, the chameleon nature of the band became obvious, as it encompassed both its highly successful past and the beckoning future. Mike Rutherford revealed to Rolling Stone magazine that he had started writing again – the result: a new generation Mike and The Mechanics album “The Road” launched in 2011, featuring two new faces in the vocal department, singer/song-writer and total entertainer, Andrew Roachford, and actor/singer Broadway and West End star, Tim Howar.
South African fans can now look forward to seeing the band live in August. A compassionate side- effect of the concerts is that Mike and the Mechanics have partnered with Sun International, Famous Concerts and Harley Davidson to support the M-Net Naledi Children’s Literacy Project. We appeal to concert-goers to bring along a children’s book to drop in the M-Net Cares Box, which can be found at each of the concert venues. Additionally, a portion of ticket sales will go towards helping M-Net Cares build more children’s libraries.
Tickets will be available from Computicket.
Park and ride facilities are available for the Sun City show, and can also be booked through Computicket. Pick up points include:
- · Northgate Shopping Centre – Randburg
- · East Rand Mall – East Rand
- · Menlyn Park Shopping Centre – Pretoria
- · Royal Elephant Hotel – Centurion
- · Emerald Casino – Vanderbijlpark
- · Silverstar Casino – Krugersdorp
- · Waterfall Mall – Rustenburg
- · Alberton City Shopping Centre – Alberton
- · Cedar Square Shopping Centre – Fourways