Engelbert Humperdinck

Engelbert Humperdinck ‘The Last Waltz’ Farewell Tour In SA

British musical legend Engelbert Humperdinck, renowned for his timeless classics and charismatic performances, has announced his final hoorah, ‘The Last Waltz’ Farewell Tour.


  • This event is set to captivate audiences in Cape Town and Pretoria, marking the end of an illustrious career spanning over six decades.
  • Engelbert Humperdinck, born Gerry Dorsey, rose to international fame in 1965, enchanting listeners with his romantic melodies.
  • With hits like “Release Me,” “A Man Without Love,” and “The Last Waltz,” he has sold over 150 million records worldwide.
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Known for his captivating performances and timeless classics, Engelbert has managed to remain relevant across generations. His music continues to resonate with audiences globally, making him one of the most beloved entertainers of all time. His distinctive voice and emotive delivery have carved a unique niche in the hearts of millions.


His contributions to music have earned him numerous accolades, including four Grammy nominations and a Golden Globe for Entertainer of the Year. Additionally, he holds the rare distinction of having a star on both the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Las Vegas Walk of Fame.



In a recent interview, Engelbert described his approach to music, stating, ‘I have always approached my music with a romantic touch, singing these wonderful lyrics about love. I think romance is what makes the world go round’. This enduring passion for music is a key reason his work continues to touch fans worldwide.


Reflecting on his journey, Engelbert shared memories of his childhood in Madras, India, where his love for music blossomed within his family. Despite early struggles in his career, he persevered, eventually finding success with hits like Release Me, which transformed his life and career. His influence extended beyond music, forming friendships with icons like Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Jerry Lewis, and Sammy Davis Jr., who all left a lasting impression on him.



This farewell tour is more than just a series of concerts; it is a celebration of Engelbert Humperdinck’s remarkable career and his enduring impact on the world of music. Fans can expect an unforgettable evening of timeless classics and heartfelt performances, as Engelbert takes them on a journey through his extraordinary musical legacy.


“The Last Waltz” Farewell Tour is a testament to Engelbert’s dedication to his craft and his fans. His music has been a soundtrack to many lives, and this final tour offers a chance to celebrate the magic he has created over the years. For many, it will be a bittersweet experience, as they witness a music icon bid farewell to the stage in style.



Engelbert Humperdinck’s influence on the music industry is immeasurable. His romantic ballads have provided solace, joy, and inspiration to countless fans. As he embarks on this final chapter, his legacy will continue to thrive, ensuring that his music remains timeless for generations to come. “The Last Waltz” Farewell Tour promises to be a fitting tribute to a career that has touched the hearts of millions worldwide.


Engelbert’s final tour will visit two venues in South Africa. The journey begins at the SunBet Arena at Time Square Casino in Pretoria on Friday, 12 July 2024, at 8pm, followed by a performance at the Grand Arena at GrandWest in Cape Town on Sunday, 14 July 2024, at 4pm. Tickets are on sale now through Webtickets.


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