LILONGWE (Kimpho Loka) –English soul singer and songwriter, Joss Stone, has been scheduled to have a live concert in Malawi this December during her ‘Total World Tour’.
Real name Joscelyn Stoker, the 29-year-old vocalist will perform at the Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the capital city on 3rd December.
Local promoters, Qoncept Creative, are behind her tour to Malawi. The firm’s director, Q Malewezi, confirmed the songster’s Lilongwe concert.
Joss Stone is currently on tour to Eastern Europe and her most recent performance was in Ukraine.
“She has been on a world tour since 2014 and Malawi has been one of the countries she was interested to perform,” said Malewezi.
Commenting on the concert date, which will be a Thursday, so unusual for a music gig happening in Malawi where patrons are used to Friday-Sunday events, Q said this was no cause for worry.
He stated: “I used to do an event on the same day before, called Pillow Talk and we would get 200+ people [and] over 500 people go to Chameleon for Karaoke on the last Thursday of every month, Lilongwe is different in its own way [from other cities]”.
According to Q, information on tickets will be made available before the end of this week. But he unveiled that standard tickets will be pegged at K12,000 and K25,000 for VIP.
Joss Stone started her music career in 2001 and released her debut album The Soul Sessions in 2003, which was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize, and reached the Top Five in the UK Albums Chart.
She released her second album, Mind Body & Soul in 2004, which reached #1 in the UK chart, and peaked at #11 in the Billboard 200. Her third album, Introducing Joss Stone, reached #12 in the UK chart and #2 in the Billboard 200.
Colour Me Free!, her fourth project came out in 2009, followed by LP1, released in 2011, before she put out TheSoul Sessions Vol. 2 in 2012, which reached the Top 10 in both the UK and Billboard Hot 200 charts. Her latest album, Water For Your Soul, came out in 2015.
Joss Stone plans on playing a gig in every country. She says “My mission is to explore and understand the universal language of music in every country on the planet”.