Madalitso Band, which is set to tour France, is expected to miss four of its early concerts on its itinerary.
The Lilongwe-based group, the duo of Yobu Maligwa and Yosefe Kalekeni, has failed to get passports on time from South Africa, where their visas were issued.
The group’s co-manager Neil Nayar said Tuesday that they would miss the first four shows as they had not yet received their passports as we went to press Tuesday.
“We should be getting the passports anytime because they are on the way. But we are sure we should be leaving tomorrow (Wednesday) or Thursday,” Nayar said.
He said the first two shows are big ones while the other two are smaller gigs.
“This will be because when we get to France, we will be quarantined but we are not worried because more shows are being added to the itinerary,” Nayar said.
The group has over 30 shows lined up for them in France and are expected back on August 10 2021.
Madalitso Band returns to Europe after missing out last year you due to Covid.
The group, which has in previous years also starred at festivals such as Sauti za Busara flying the country’s flag, goes to France, having released a new single titled ‘Katangale’.