The legendary British singer-songwriter Cat Stevens will play 3 concerts in New Zealand in December 2017 during his Peace Train tour. The tour is devoted to the 50th anniversary of his first studio album, Matthew and Son, which was released in 1967 and gathered an army of fans.
Stevens is known for wonderful tracks such as ‘Wild World’, ‘Father and Son’, ‘Where do the Children Play?’, ‘Peace Train’, ‘Moonshadow’, and ‘Foreigner Suite’. He is rightfully considered to be one of the most influential British musicians of all time.
He will play Auckland’s Vector Arena on Wednesday, December 13, New Plymouth’s TSB Bowl of Brooklands on Saturday, December 16, and Christchurch’s Horncastle Arena on Tuesday, December 19.
Stevens’ ability to create tuneful and almost childlike music in combination with lyrics that were strongly personal or spiritually questioning, guaranteed him fame and a lifetime of being in demand.
However, in 1977 he converted to Islam and a year later adopted the name Yusuf Islam. In 1979, he sold all his guitars at auction, started a charity, and devoted himself to the Muslim community.
After a long break he returned to music in 2006 as Yusuf with his new album “An Other Cup”.
This will be only the second time that Cat Stevens has played for New Zealanders.
Tickets are already on sale, so don’t miss your chance to enjoy this legendary performer live & in person.