Underground Press was lucky enough to have the opportunity to cover the Seal concert in Durban on the 14th June 2016.
For me, by far one of the best concerts I have ever been to. Seal was supported by Tresor, a local favourite who has just won Best Pop Album for his debut album 'VII' at the Sama’s. Tresor’s performance was just as incredible, with his humble demeanor he even asked security if his fans could have a little dance in front of the stage.
The auditorium was halved for Seal’s performance, which I thought was a great thing as it really made the whole evening more intimate.
Seal took the stage with amazing lighting displays and a back ground drop that stunned fans all night long. Seal’s energy and performance was one of top notch, even jumping over the pit fence into the crowd where he sang an entire song amongst his adoring fans. Seal had his fans dancing and jiving along with him which doesn’t happen often with seated concerts! He even grabbed a fans hand and serenaded this woman from the stage, definitely a highlight!
His interaction with the crowd and storytelling leading into his songs were well thought out and you could clearly see the amount of effort that has gone into the preparation of his concerts.
Seal delivered his song performance perfectly, with his songs sounding great and just as they are on his albums.
At the end of the night, Seal said thank you and goodnight and ran off the stage, leaving us fans in a bit of a confusion as we had yet to hear everyone’s favourite 'Kiss From A Rose'. After a bit of a wait and the crown screaming for more Seal ran back out on stage, where the back drop displayed a gorgeous red rose and he began the encore of the night, best performance ever!
After all these years, Seal still has the gift of wooing his crowds, what a magical evening thank you once again Big Concerts!