HARARE – Promoters have postponed Tryson Chimbetu’s maiden South African tour which was pencilled for this month to early next year as counterfeits show tickets flooded the market.
Chimbetu was supposed to perform in Johannesburg and Cape Town on December 22 and 23 respectively.
Speaking to the Daily News, the rising dendera musician said show organisers sensed the impending loss and postponed the concerts.
“Counterfeits tickets were being sold on the market, a development that left the show organisers without any other option but only to push the event to a later date next month, most probably in February,” said Chimbetu.
The Ambi singer took the opportunity to apologise to his fans in South Africa for the development.
“The situation is beyond our control and I am sorry for them,” he said.
Nyasha Mugauri, Chimbetu’s manager and publicist said the Marxist Brothers band is now planning to fix the dates with local promoters.
“While we were looking forward to our maiden South Africa tour, we are planning to fix other dates locally,” said Mugauri.
The group is busy putting some final touches to their forthcoming album which is expected to hit market shelves early next year.
“We were expecting to sample our songs in South Africa as we are currently working on a new album to be released early next year, probably in March,” said Mugauri.
Tryson, the eldest son of the late musician Naison Chimbetu popularly known as Dr Nero in show business then, is upholding the family’s musical legacy together with other musicians such as Suluman and Douglas.
The dendera musical flag was raised by Simon and Naison in mid 70s.
Chimbetu has three albums under his belt namely Marxist Revival, Bvamrod and the latest Nguva YaChimbetu an album featuring Macheso on a track called Vegetables.