Mike Rosenberg, whose stage name is Passenger, is doing a solo tour of South Africa later this year, playing at the Grand Arena, GrandWest on 26 November 2019. Passenger is known around the world for his epic radio-friendly sounds, with international hit Let Her Go, and UK hit Young as the Morning.
“After an exceptional response from his support slot at the fantastic Ed Sheeran tour, we are very excited that Passenger will be back at GrandWest to play a solo concert,” says Elouise Matthys, the PR and Promotions Manager at GrandWest.
Mike Rosenberg says, “I had the most incredible time opening up for Ed in South Africa. I couldn’t believe how lovely the crowd were and the response online has been completely insane. I really can’t wait to come back and play my own shows in November.”
Passenger burst onto the international scene with his international hit Let Her Go. “I spend two years running around the world after that song,” says Mike. The song, which won him an Ivor Novello Award, is approaching two billion plays on YouTube.
His new album, titled Runaway, is his tenth in 11 years and has a very American aesthetic, with many of the songs speaking about actual places in the States. “My Dad is American,” says Rosenberg, “and we used to go over every other summer when we were kids. I always loved it.” Rather than the usual video making process, he spent three weeks making the videos on a road trip across the US.
Tickets for Passenger are priced from R395 and are available on www.bigconcerts.co.za and Computicket.