RustyRocks presents US R&B Sensation MAJOR: ‘This Is Why I Love You’ Tour


US music sensation MAJOR is set to serenade audiences at the next RustyRocks performing his all-time hits!

RustyRocks is in the league of its own – one of the leading events, marketing, and promotions companies in South Africa. For a decade, they have been putting together breath-taking events, and partnering with some of the largest brands. RustyRocks has in the past hosted the likes of Zonke Dikana, Nomfundo Moh, and many local award-winning stars who have created memories for music lovers.

The next RustyRocks in partnership with Metro FM, MTVbase, Trace, Mzansi Magic, Standard Bank, Tanguarrey, ENO, Jargemaster, and Schweppes take it up a notch by bringing award-winning US R&B sensation MAJOR.

The two-time Grammy Award winner, Soul Train Music Awards winner, and eight-time NAACP Image Nominated American Soul singer plans to serenade the audience with his all-time hits that include Why I Love You, Honest, A Mothers Love, and many more.

Known as MAJOR, Major Johnson Finley is a contemporary R&B singer and songwriter whose work is rooted in classic soul with a pop touch. Born in Denton, Texas, he was raised in Houston, graduated from the city’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (following the likes of Robert Glasper and Beyonce, and subsequently attended and graduated from Berklee College of Music.

Finley’s career kicked into high gear after he signed with Harmony Samuels, B.O.E. Music Group. He released his debut album for the label, I Am MAJOR., in 2016. A single taken from it, “Why I Love You,” earned the admiration of Stevie Wonder, and Patti LaBelle (the latter of whom performed it in concert) and peaked at number five on Billboard’s Adult R&B Songs chart. This success was followed in 2017 with another number five Adult R&B Songs placement in the form of “Honest,” a remix of “Why I Love You” featuring Shaggy and Rock City and the artist’s third charting single, “Spend Christmas with You.”

“I cannot wait to touch down in South Africa and feel the love from all those who have supported my music through the years. I look forward to connecting with my audience and have them sing along to their all-time favourites,” says MAJOR.

“RustyRocks is very excited to be bringing MAJOR. to SA. A lot of our patrons love his music, and he has an incredible following here. We have organised and delivered spectacular shows in the past and this one will sure be one for the books too. In the end, it’s all about giving our patrons from South Africa and neighbouring countries entertainment that will leave ever-lasting memories,” says Teboho Twala from RustyRocks.

 RustyRocks is responsible for organising live shows including the annual All4Women RustyRocks Music Concert, RustyRocks NYE and RustyRocsk Beach Party, all at the prestigious Sun City Resort. For the youth month, RustyRocks has partnered with Metro FM to bring you the Youth Festival, at Sun Park, Sun City Resort including the Sneaker Fest.

The extravaganza will take place on Friday, 16 February 2024 at Sun City Super Bowl. Tickets will go on sale from Monday 26 June 2023.

By Sinenzolo Mondi – Nduku