Venue:                 Big Top Arena, Carnival City
Date:                     Friday 4 & Saturday 5 October
Time:                     20h00
Cost:                      R295 – R595
Tickets:                 Computicket

Look at the Guinness Book of Hit Singles and you could be forgiven for thinking Smokie’s success story was a 1970s phenomenon. After all, 11 of their 14 British hits came in that eventful musical decade. However, their massive success story has continued to flourish around the globe including Scandinavia, South Africa, Germany and even China. Smokie are a band which has sold out tours and gained platinum records in four decades – the 70s, 80s, 90s and the present day.

Frans Swart, CEO of Lefra Productions and Promoter of the SA tour, said he is very excited about SMOKIE visiting South Africa again.  “We organised the SMOKIE tour in 2008 and it was a sold out success with many extra shows that had to be scheduled.  SMOKIE is one of those groups that understands how to entertain their audiences – from young to old.  With all their international renowned hits and the talent as a band, audiences around the world party with them.  Their new CD, TAKE A MINUTE has just been recorded and will be released worldwide in February.  In SA it will also be released in February by Lefra Productions and Next Music. SMOKIE fans can expect a complete new show with wonderful new material.  But as in any SMOKIE show, the hits will definitely feature.  Who can forget Alice?” says Swart.

Terry Uttley, the founder member of SMOKIE, said they cannot wait to come to South Africa.  “This is our favourite country and it has always been a wonderful experience to come to South Africa.  The people of South Africa likes our music and it is such a warm feeling to get such wonderful support.  We have just recorded TAKE A MINUTE and people around the world likes our new material and songs and we are very confident that South Africans will also like our new show.”

Bookings for the SMOKIE – TAKE A MINUTE WORLD TOUR can be done at Computicket (011) 340 8000  Groups and hospitality packages at reduced prices: (011) 815 3000 or email