Bongeziwe Mabandla’s South African November tour is among the fastest-selling of a solo contemporary South African artist.
When the first round of tickets went on sale, the demand was intense, with an opening online queue of 4 000 people, causing the site to temporarily crash. According to Quicket, an incredible total of 751.66K fans came online for tour tickets. In the end, 3 500 tickets were sold, with shows in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and East London all being sold out.
These are the last live tour dates Mabandla will do in 2021. The shows saw him perform with Tiago Correia-Paulo, who produced iimini – one of 2020’s most critically acclaimed South African releases which was recently named Best Alternative Album at the 2021 South African Music Awards (SAMAs).
iimini is also the subject of an ongoing series of remixes including Muzi’s remix of “mini esadibana ngayo” and DJ Lag’s remix of “ndiyakuthanda (12.4.19)”. Up next is a gorgeous remix of “zange” by Guatemalan artist Mose.