Tom Jones Enchants South African Audienceson April 9, 2010
Flying in straight from back-to-back concerts in Korea, Tom Jones enchanted local audiences for one night only on 7 April at the new Grand Arena at GrandWest Casino in Cape Town. Tom is one of the most celebrated performers of the 20th century and most famous for his sexually charged performances of the 60s and 70s. Now just shy of 70, he is still very much recognisable as the dynamic Welshman that charmed audiences worldwide with his golden vocals and seductive stage persona.
Credited as one of the creators of modern soul, his career spans more than 45 years and cuts across genres and generations. The concert at GrandWest Casino drew on some of his greatest hits and presented an extensive repertoire from the 60’s to the present. Classic hits that form part of this vibrant showcase include It’s Not Unusual, What’s New Pussycat, She’s a Lady, Sex Bomb, Burning Down The House and many more. Incredibly, even after 45 years of topping charts around the world, Tom Jones has just released another Gold-certified album. Called 24 Hours, it is a collection of mostly original songs offering some of the most revealing insights into his 5 decade long career.
The newly opened Grand Arena is a sensational venue and was a perfect platform to host the prestigious Tom Jones concert. The arena provides seating for over 5 000 people and will host a star-studded line up of international artists. The much anticipated Masters of Rock Concert to be held there in June will feature acts like Deep Purple, Uriah Heap and Wishbone Ash.
The Tom Jones concert held on the 7 April was one of only 2 performances in South Africa and the lucky audience that got to see this fantastic performer in action enjoyed an evening of vibrant music and enthralling entertainment.