How long, how longHas this Peace Train been gone? Yusuf spoke from the heart when he addressed the crowd gathered in Christchurch’s North Hagley Park for the National Remembrance Service to honour and commemorate those killed and wounded in the atrocity on the 15th March. He praised the unity that the people of New Zealand
It is an honour and privilege to report that Yusuf has donated over 1,000,000 AUD of the proceeds from his 2017 ‘A Cat’s Attic: Peace Train Tour’ to charity. The money will be used to benefit a whole host of local and international causes. November 22nd marks a year since the Peace Train steamed its
Over the course of his career, Yusuf’s journey has become as much about his charitable work and philanthropy as it is about music. He has tirelessly used his public profile to draw attention to those in need across the globe. Privately he has also invested tremendous energy and resources into serving and supporting those in
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.