It seems strange to celebrate the 50th anniversary of an event that almost killed Cat Stevens before he’d even reached his prime. However, being stricken down with near-fatal tuberculosis in 1968 can rightly be seen as the catalytic event that led to his blossoming into the artist and man of peace that the world knows
Yusuf is supporting the Penny Appeal Winter Emergency Campaign which aims to provide companionship and aid to the elderly and vulnerable during the cold winter months. He has recorded a version of a previously unreleased song called “Cup Of Tea”, which he originally wrote with friend Paul Ryan in 1969, to accompany Penny Appeal’s online campaign. Penny
2017 proved to be a truly spectacular year for Yusuf / Cat Stevens. Indeed, with the release of The Laughing Apple, a hugely successful tour of South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, and with Yusuf becoming a grandad for the ninth time one might even go so far as to say that 2017 really ought
The Spark Arena in Auckland certainly lived up to its name at an electric night on New Zealand’s North Island. The crowed buzzed with an energy that Yusuf and the band had to meet head-on in a clash that might have be better suited to the rugby field, but only in the friendliest of matches.
A Cat’s Attic: Peace Train Tour is Yusuf / Cat Stevens’ first ever tour of South Africa. In attendance of the first show, at the TicketPro Dome in Johannesburg, was Ingrid Schoeman, a survivor of drug resistant TB who, in conjunction with TB Proof, has dedicated considerable time and energy to fighting the stigma that
“The Rohingyan community need our help urgently, hundreds are being killed; mothers and children, brothers and sisters, thousands are fleeing in desperate search of a safe haven. Penny Appeal teams are on the ground inside Myanmar as well as Bangladesh and Pakistan providing food, water, medicine, and shelter to those trying to escape the atrocities.