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Eminem to tour SA – Cape Town and Jo’burg dates released

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AMERICAN rap star Eminem will visit South Africa for the first time next year for his Rapture 2014 tour. He will be performing at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday, February 26, and Joburg’s Ellis Park Stadium on Saturday, March 1.

This will be Eminem’s first visit to South Africa and the African continent.

The singer-songwriter, an Oscar winner and 13-time Grammy winner, has sold 80 million albums and 120 million singles, and has had 2.5 billion views online. This month Eminem released his eighth album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, executive-produced by Dr Dre and Rick Rubin, and containing collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna and Skylar Grey. It includes his new hit single, The Monster, featuring Rihanna.

The 41-year-old, whose real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers, and who is also known by his alter-ego Slim Shady, includes among his many hits Without Me, Stan, Lose Yourself and, most recently, his Rihanna collaboration Love the Way You Lie.

Tickets for the Johannesburg show range from R400 – R1 250 and tickets for Cape Town range from R350 – R1 250. Tickets go on sale at Computicket from 9am on Thursday.

check out http://www.eminemrapture2014.co.za/ and http://www.computicket.co.za for more information.

Lamb of God gracing South Africa with a visit

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UPDATE 17/07/2013 9:40AM: Computicket has removed the event, see screenshot below:

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17 July 2013 8:11AM

So we heard a little something something this morning…. Lamb of God will be performing two shows in early 2014. Once again, Durban and the other centres lose out, but Cape Town and Johannesburg will each have a show.

The details are still a bit sketchy, the dates don’t seem finalized but what we have heard is 24 January 2014 is one of the dates.

The venue set for Cape Town is Hillcrest Quarry – Hillcrest Wine Estate, in the Western Cape. No further info has been posted for JHB as yet, we will keep you posted if we hear anything.

Ticket prices set to be around R450-R550 looks like ticket sales will start on 25 July, according to computicket page. We are however starting to wonder if this didn’t go online a little too early by mistake, only time will tell.

Support artists listed are Mind Assault and The Drift

Event Type: Music, Hard Rock And Metal

Heavy Metal supporters in the Republic of South Africa have held their breath since early in 2012 when rumours first emerged that a local appearance by USA metal titans Lamb Of God was imminent. Hopes were dashed later that year when the remainder of the bands tour was cancelled in mid-2012 and activity curbed to within United States borders up until June this year. In fulfilling an old promise, Lamb Of God are finally on the road and catching up on a major back log of shows across the globe. The great news for South Africa is that two dates have been squeezed into the bands cram-packed touring schedule for early 2014. “With only two dates available, we`ll be touring them to Cape Town and Johannesburg,“ said Dawid Fourie of RAM Touring, “and we`re expecting that by playing those two cities, the maximum number of fans will get an opportunity to begin planning early for a trip to one of the larger centres.“ Lamb Of God, from the State of Virginia in the USA, were formed in 1990 with current members John Campbell on bass, Mark Morton on Guitar, and the legendary Chris Adler on Drums. Vocalist Randy Blythe joined in 1995 and drummer Chris`s brother Willie Adler replaced Abe Spear on guitar in 1999, resulting in the current line-up which spans more than a decade; and introducing the electrifying chemistry which has launched a successful career for the band we see today.

 

Link: http://online.computicket.com/web/event/lamb_of_god/749962392/0/55746304

Dave Matthews Band coming to SA

Big Concerts announced today that Dave Matthews Band will tour South Africa for the very first time performing in Cape Town on 30th November 2013 at the Grand Arena, GrandWest and Johannesburg at the Coca-Cola Dome on 3rd December 2013. Presented by 567 CapeTalk, 94.7 Highveld Stereo and M-Net. Another Big Concerts Experience. Tickets on sale from www.bigconcerts.co.za or Computicket from 9am, Tuesday 11th June 2013.

 

Dave Matthews Band – comprising Carter Beauford (drums), Jeff Coffin (saxophone), Stefan Lessard (bass), Dave Matthews (vocals, guitar), Tim Reynolds (guitar), Rashawn Ross (trumpet) and Boyd Tinsley (violin) –has sold a collective 37 million CDs and DVDs combined. The group ranked as the biggest touring act worldwide of the past decade and has sold over 18 million tickets since its inception.

Dave Matthews Band will be supported by music legend Vusi Mahlasela. Vusi has shared the stage with Sting, Ladysmith BlackMambazo, Josh Groban, Paul Simon, Ray LaMontange, among many others.  One of his proudest moments was in 2010 when he helped ring in the World Cup at Orlando Stadium in Soweto at the FIFA Kickoff Concert.  To date, Vusi has released seven studio albums on Sony Records and is signed to Dave Matthews’ATO Records in North America; his hit songs include Silang MabeleWhen You Come Back, and Say Africa.

 

Dave Matthews Band is touring in support of its latest album, Away From The World, which Rolling Stone named as one of the Top 50 Albums of2012 while The New York Times’ Jon Pareles noted: “The songs have grown-up concerns, from lifelong love to the entiresweep of human history, in settings that range from sparse intimacy tointricate folk-and-funk excursions.” Produced by Steve Lillywhite, the record entered the Billboard 200 at No. 1, making Dave Matthews Band the first group in chart history to have six consecutive studio albums debut a topthe chart.

 

Born in Johannesburg, Dave Matthews went to high school at St Stithians College but moved to New York in 1986. He has never performed in South Africa and this will be the first opportunity to watch Dave Matthews Band live in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Tickets go on sale at 9am from bigconcerts.co.za and Computicket..

 

Tour Itinerary

 

Cape Town – presented by 567 CapeTalk and M-NET

Saturday 30thNovember 2013

Grand Arena,GrandWest

Tickets on sale at 9am from bigconcerts.co.za  and Computicket priced R400 – R600

 

Johannesburg – presented by 94.7 Highveld Stereo andM-NET

Tuesday 3rdDecember 2013

Coca-Cola Dome

Tickets go on sale at 9am from bigconcerts.co.za and Computicket priced R400 – R675

Converse Africa – Get Dirty, 8 June 2013

Johannesburg, South Africa (20 May, 2013) ­ Converse Africa announces Get Dirty – inspired by the Converse seasonal brand expression shoes keep it clean, sneakers get dirty, the new music event, get dirty, celebrates the uncompromising mind-set of throwing yourself in headfirst and resurfacing with the marks and scuffs that prove it.

The extensive line-up includes Shadowclub, 2013 SAMA winning Zebra & Giraffe, Reason, Vigilante, Blk Jks, Vetkuk vs Mahoota and many more.

Fans will witness an unrivalled live music experience at one of South Africa’s most noteworthy locations, Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, Johannesburg, all for a mere R50.

For more information on the get dirty artist schedule, locations and ticket access please visit www.converse-sa.co.za or follow @converse_ africa on twitter.

 

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Rumours Confirmed – Rihanna aka Riri coming to SA

Just thought we’d confirm the rumour, if you havent heard already, Rihanna will be gracing our shores for 2 shows, Cpt and JHB

World tour promoters Live Nation together with Big Concerts confirmed today that the tour which kicks off in North America this week is set to dazzle fans with concerts confirmed at FNB Stadium Johannesburg on Sunday 13th October 2013 and Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday 16th October 2013.

Rihanna has dominated global charts with “Diamonds,” the fastest-rising single of her career to date and first single to be release from UNAPOLOGETIC her 7th studio album for Island Def Jam in just seven years.

The recipient of six Grammy Awards® and seven Billboard Music Awards, Rihanna has sold over 41 million albums and 150 million digital tracks worldwide, and currently holds the record as the top-selling digital artist of all time. Forbes named Rihanna the world’s #1 social media star with over 2.9 billion views on YouTube/VEVO, the most ever for any female artist, over 63 million Facebook fans, and over 27 million Twitter followers. In addition to her 12 Hot 100 #1 singles and overall 24 Top 10 singles, she also has 18 #1 singles on the Billboard Dance Club Song Charts.

Tickets for the Diamonds World Tour in South Africa will go on sale for Johannesburg on Thursday 11th April at 9am priced R330 – R930 and in Cape Town on Friday 12th April at 9am priced R275 – R820.
Tickets will be available from www.bigconcerts.co.za, www.computicket.com, the Computicket call centre on 0861 915 8000 or any Computicket outlet at Checkers and Shoprite.

Unable to get Chevelle Tickets – Computicket/Hilltop Live bugger up

Social networks are abuzz with complaints of people not being able to get themselves the Chevelle tickets they have been desperately awaiting.

The tickets were supposed to be available at 9am 3 April 2013, aka today. At 9:10am there was still no sign of it.
While typing this post I was on the line to computicket who confirmed the JHB tickets were now available but not Cape Town as yet… They couldn’t tell me when Cape Town would be up.

Well a bit of drama, but I’m sure it will all be resolved shortly. Lately Computicket really hasn’t been doing themselves any favours, with the lack of support and cock ups like these. It’s a wonder why organizers don’t use other providers such as ticketweb etc who I have never had a problem with.

Here is the event link so far
http://online.computicket.com/web/event/chevelle_live_in_sa/722200709

Xavier Rudd – Durban excluded… Again

So we just got news about Xavier Rudd’s show dates in South Africa… Well he is playing the Parklife Festival in both Cape Town and Johannesburg… Yes once again no Durban show. What’s worse, in my opinion, is that the following week we have the most renowned music festival in South Africa taking place, Splashy Fen, which as far as I’m concerned is right down Xavier’s alley. He is synonymous with festivals, and that earthly vibe that goes along with Splashy. A little more disappointing is he will be playing alongside two of Durbans most talented musicians… Namely Farryl Purkiss and Guy Buttery. How can us Durbanites not feel cheated in this whole situation.

Dates:
THURSDAY 21ST MARCH – MARKS PARK JOHANNESBURG
FRIDAY 22ND MARCH – KIRSTENBOSCH BOTANICAL GARDENS, CAPETOWN
NEVER – DURBAN

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PARKLIFE RELEASED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT

Breakout Management are pleased to announce the debut of PARKLIFE, a new and exciting annual acoustic music festival taking place for the first time on Thursday 21 March 2013 at Marks Park, Johannesburg and Friday 22 March at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town!

The inaugural Parklife event will see international festival favourite, the acoustic folk star Xavier Rudd as the main headliner and will also feature a star studded local support line-up that includes Farryl Purkiss, Jeremy Loops, Plush, Guy Buttery, Josie Field & Laurie Levine.

Xavier Rudd, well known on the live music festival circuit throughout Australia, North America and Europe now brings his special blend of acoustic folk to South Africa for two exclusive shows.

Bad News from Ramfest – around the corner

Soooo RamFest finally made the announcement regards to a replacement band for As I Lay Dying, who had pulled out of the event previously.. I bet you are wondering who it’s going to be… Well there is no replacement unfortunately. What we reckon is they should get someone like The Narrow to join the show, especially for the Durban show, that is now a bit lacking.

Well either way with Ramfest just around the corner, in just over a month, we thought we’d start filling your ears and eyes with some songs from the artists that are lined up to perform at the events…

Rise Against

Bring me the Horizon

Pendulum DJ set and Verse