20 years of ‘White Ladder’: Grammy winner David Gray to perform in SA

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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of his fourth studio album, White Ladder, Grammy award-winning British singer-songwriter David Gray will close off his world tour in South Africa with two shows in December. The talented singer said the album will be performed live with all its original band members. 

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DAVID GRAY’S ‘WHITE LADDER’

David Gray’s White Ladder was first released in 1998 under his independent label, IHT Records. When it was re-released in 2000, the album debuted on the United Kingdom album charts at number 69. 

Between May 2000 and May 2003, the album spent 176 weeks on the United Kingdom’s top 10 albums chart.

The 20-track album features some of his biggest hits including Babylon, Please Forgive Me and Sail Away

“What happened with White Ladder involved more than music. It was a sort of heart and soul moment of total surrender for everybody involved, for me and the audience. That was it. It doesn’t get any better than that,” said the 53-year-old singer in a press statement

WATCH THE ‘PLEASE FORGIVE ME’ MUSIC VIDEO HERE 

‘WHITE LADDER’ 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR 

David Gray is set to kick off his world tour on Tuesday 17 May in Belfast, United Kingdom. He will also be performing in Ireland, Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. 

“It’s the 20th anniversary of White Ladder, a unique record with its own remarkable history. Jammed full with big, open-hearted songs and flooded with a raw emotional energy,” said Gray. 

“It’s an album that came from nowhere to steal the hearts of millions all over the world, completely transforming my life in the process.” 

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DAVID GRAY IN MZANSI 

David Gray has two shows scheduled for South Africa in December. The talented singer will be performing on Thursday 1 December at Grand Arena in GrandWest, Cape Town and on Saturday 3 December at SunBeat Arena in Time Square, Pretoria. 

Tickets for David Gray’s White Ladder 20th anniversary tour are available here

Tickets for the Pretoria show start at R575 each and for the Cape Town show at R515.

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