VIDEO: Johnny Clegg wraps up The Final Journey Tour

BY JESICA SLABBERT - JANUARY 29, 2018

After almost forty years of creating number one hits in one of the most remarkable careers in music, Johnny Clegg officially wrapped up his final world tour, titled The Final Journey, over the weekend.

His last show of the tour was performed in Port Elizabeth at The Boardwalk International Convention Centre (ICC) on Sunday.

The tour was the most anticipated show to hit the Friendly City that is was totally sold out, but due to the rapid response and fan demands, and special matinee show was added on to the tour.

Johnny Clegg was diagnosed with cancer in 2015 and underwent chemotherapy treatment. As he is in remission, he has decided that this tour would be his last as he wants to focus on his health and spending time with his family.

It was truly an emotional show as Johnny went through the different phases of his musical journey, playing his greatest hits and dancing on stage with his band.

On this Final Journey tour, he was joined on stage by Sipo Mchunu, who partnered with him at the beginning of his musical journey to create ‘Juluka’, and his son Jesse Clegg.

Fans were cheering and dancing along to the music and there were tears in many eyes as Johnny performed with his son for the last time.

When the show was over the crowd begged for more, to which Johnny happily obliged with two more songs.

Though it feels like it’s the end of an era, Johnny Clegg’s music will forever shine in the hearts of South Africans everywhere and be passed down for generations to come. 

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