Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) has flown to New Zealand for a special performance at Ko Tātou, Tātou We Are One, the remembrance concert for victims of the Christchurch mosque terrorist attack.
Australian based music industry entrepreneur Scott Dorsey reached out to Yusuf about the event. “When I heard about the atrocities in Christchurch one of my first thoughts went out to my friend Yusuf Islam and knowing how devastated he would be,” Scott tells Noise11.com. “I contacted his management and they immediately said that Yusuf would like to do something to bring peace and help start the healing process amongst his fellow Muslims. I put his son in touch with the official organisers and within a few days he was NZ bound. A true gentleman and still the captain of The Peace Train”.
The National Remembrance Concert will also feature Marlon Williams, Masiey Rika, Hollie Smith and Teeks. The concert will begin at 10am Friday at North Hagley Park, Christchurch. It will be broadcast live on RNZ and TVNZ Channel 1.
Yusuf was last in New Zealand in December 2017 on the ‘A Cat’s Attic” Peace Train Tour’.