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Lira to share a stage with Eric Benét for Pretoria show

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Lira to share a stage with Eric Benét for Pretoria show

Singer-songwriter Eric Benét is coming to South Africa in April, and songstress Lira has revealed that she will share a stage with the legendary R&B singer.

Known for his sensual lyrics accompanied by soulful beats, it’s no wonder that South Africans are excited to witness the legendary musician in action, even if for just one night. Eric Benét will be performing at a one-night-only concert at the Sun Arena, Time Square in Pretoria on Saturday, 6 April 2019. The show is tiled A Soulful Night with Eric Benét and is the only show that he will perform during his South African visit.

Benét’s return to African soil marks almost two decades since the last time he visited South Africa in 2000. With this show, he promises to take the audience down memory lane with classics like Sometimes I Cry, Real Love and the song that has been an anthem to many, Spend My Life With You.

Benét has seven albums in his discography. His debut album True To Myself was released in 1996. Since his launch into the music scene, Benét has collaborated with the likes of R&B icon Tamia, rapper Lil Wayne, Chrisette Michele and Faith Evans. The talented singer has been nominated for three Grammy Awards over the span of his career. In 2000, he was awarded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Award for Outstanding Song for his hit record Spend My Life With You.

On his looming visit to South Africa, Benét said, “South Africa has always been one of my favourite places, and not just because of the fact that my music is loved and appreciated there, but also the country is rich in history, culture and diversity. I can’t tell you how excited I am to go back there after such a long time! My fans are in for a treat.”

On Monday, 11 March 2019, Lira took to Instagram to announce that she would be part of Eric Benét’s show. She posted a flyer of the show, simply captioning it, “April 6th at Sun Arena with @ericbenet ! Tickets already on sale at Computicket!”

Tickets are available for purchase at Computicket, Shoprite and Checkers, retailing between R190 to R490 for standard tickets, R1 550 for VIP tickets and R1 850 for.

Abenathi Gqomo
a.gqomo@politicalanalysis.co.za

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