PJ Morton announces South African tour in support of new album Cape Town to Cairo

Multi-Grammy-Award-Winning musician, singer, songwriter, producer and keyboardist for Maroon 5, PJ Morton has announced the Africa leg of his Cape Town To Cairo Tour which will see him live in South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya. With three back-to-back dates in South Africa across three cities, PJ Morton’s return to the country follows his sold out concerts last October whilst he was recording the album, Cape Town To Cairo.

Out now via Morton Records/EMPIRE, the unprecedented project is to Morton what Graceland was to Paul Simon, except that the 5x Grammy-winner fully created his new LP during a 30-day journey across Africa. With no music, lyrics or preconceptions, he stepped foot onto the continent last fall with only the wild dream to make a record in a month, and a mission to immerse himself in as many different cultures, stories and communities as he could. Reflecting on his travels – from Cape Town and Johannesburg to Lagos, Accra, Cairo and back down to South Africa again, PJ Morton says:

“I wanted to capture the emotions I felt while I was on the continent, so I made a promise that I wouldn’t write anything before I arrived in Africa, and I wouldn’t write anything after I left – I ended up recording all my vocals before I left too. It really was an experiment in trusting my instincts. I have the ability to overthink as many of us do, so I wanted to spark something that had real stakes. What ended up happening was that all of my raw thoughts and influences came out all at once. We didn’t have the luxury of time to police which genres would fit where, and the origins of all this music started in Africa anyway. Cape Town to Cairo is the diaspora in music form, done my way.”

Tickets will be going live soon and can be purchased here.

·       Cape Town – 6 September 2024

·       Durban – 7 September 2024

·       Johannesburg – 8 September 2024