News & Insights 13 February 2009

Lightyears rock Cape Town

George and Chris with sporting legends Robbie Fleck and Bob SkinstadWe arrived back in the UK a few days ago after one of our most successful tours yet – South Africa ’09.

All the usual adventures were had, stages were rocked, mountains were climbed (literally) and beaches were stormed. We headlined at the first-ever Cape Town Tens Rugby Tournament on 7 and 8 February in front of a crowd of thousands, and the gigs were definitely amongst the best we’ve ever done. Tournament host Robbie Fleck – a man who has won 31 caps for the South African rugby team – commented: “When The Lightyears hit the stage after Saturday’s rugby and played that first song, I thought the roof of the beer tent was going to fly off! It was without doubt the best party I have ever been to in my life.” 

Click here to read the rest of Robbie’s reactions to the 2009 CT Tens.

Fleck’s co-host Bobby Skinstad, former national rugby captain and all-round sporting legend, described us as “the best band in the world”, which I guess is about as high an accolade as you can get!

We’ll be posting all kinds of media from the tour on the site over the coming weeks – press articles, photos, blogs and so on – so watch this space for updates.

And thanks to everyone who made this tour possible – we had the time of our lives.

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