Cape Town – Following his solo acoustic tour, Dan Patlansky, now with his full band will be touring in March around South Africa promoting his latest album, Dear Silence Thieves.
Dear Silence Thieves was voted the No 1 Blues Rock Album in the world at the end of 2014 by Blues Rock Review, USA alongside names such as Joe Bonamassa, Rival Sons, Devon Allman, The Black Keys, Philip Sayce, and many more.
We caught up with our favourite blues artist to find out about his recent solo tour was and what we could expect from him next...
#danpatlansky #absavukashowcase #dearsilencethievesA photo posted by Dan Patlansky (@danpatlansky) on Feb 3, 2015 at 6:25am PST
#danpatlansky #absavukashowcase #dearsilencethieves
A photo posted by Dan Patlansky (@danpatlansky) on Feb 3, 2015 at 6:25am PST
Channel24: You just finished your acoustic tour, what was that experience like?
Dan: It was really good. It was hard work because it’s just me playing guitar and singing. And what I mainly do is electric guitar with the band so it’s a lot more work when it’s just me, but we did 23 shows around South Africa.
Channel24: What’s coming up after your March tour?
Dan: We’re headed back to Europe in April. We’ve launched our album Dear Silence Thieves last year in South Africa and some parts of Europe. And we got nominated by Blues Rock Review so that’s opened up a lot of doors for us in the UK. So we’re going back there to launch the new album officially.
Channel24: What can people expect from your shows coming up in March?
Dan: Well, it’s electric so they’ll get to hear all the songs from Dear Silence Thieves and some old songs. And just some high energy, guitar driven show and because of the nature of the show it's partially improvised so every night will be a different experience.
Ready for the Barnyard Rivonia show, kickstarting the #DPElectricTour tonightA photo posted by Dan Patlansky (@danpatlansky) on Mar 4, 2015 at 9:44am PST
Ready for the Barnyard Rivonia show, kickstarting the #DPElectricTour tonight
A photo posted by Dan Patlansky (@danpatlansky) on Mar 4, 2015 at 9:44am PST
And now for the fun stuff...
Channel24: What famous person do people say you resemble?
Dan: Robert De Niro for some reason? I think it’s the mole thing. And I’ve also had Adam Levine, I think it’s the haircut.
Channel24: If you could spend the day with any celeb who would it be?
Dan: B.B King.
Channel24: Who would you like to be stuck in an elevator with?
Dan: Ricky Gervais.
Channel24: What is your weirdest quirk?
Dan: Before I go to sleep I lay my clothes out so I don’t have to make a choice in the morning.
Channel24: What was the last picture you took on your phone?
Dan: It was my 1962 Fender Strat guitar.
Catch Dan live at the following venues:
Date: 7 March 2015Venue: Cape Town Club, Cape TownEntrance: R375Bookings: email@example.com
Date: 8 March 2015Venue: Hillcrest Quarry, Cape TownEntrance: R150Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org / 021 976 4959
Date: 9 March 2015Venue: Woordfees, StellenboschEntrance: R95Bookings: http://tinyurl.com/lnfl8wu
Date: 11 March 2015Venue: Atterbury Theatre, PretoriaEntrance: R140 - R160Bookings: http://tinyurl.com/mp8ahs8
Date: 13 March 2015Venue: Michaelhouse, The Schlesinger Theatre, MidlandsEntrance: R120Bookings: WilLec@michaelhouse.org / 087 806 6097
Date: 14 March 2015Venue: Open Strings, KloofEntrance: R150Bookings: email@example.com / 082 653 3948
Date: 15 March 2015Venue: Schlesinger TheatreEntrance: R120Time: 19h30Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org / 033 234 1314 (Weekdays between 08h00 and 13h00)
Date: 22 March 2015Venue: Playstation Theatre, JohannesburgEntrance: R150Bookings: email@example.com / 083 414 0041
Date: 25 March 2015Venue: Cafe Barcelona, PretoriaEntrance: R140Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org / 082 458 9342
Date: 26 March 2015Venue: Emperor’s Palace Barnyard, JohannesburgEntrance: R150Bookings: http://tinyurl.com/kyqmgmb
Date: 27 March 2015Venue: Inniskuur, BloemfonteinEntrance: R150Bookings: email@example.com / 079 3873 614 / 083 2818 367
Date: 28 March 2015Venue: Die Bôrdienghuis, WellingtonEntrance: R100Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org / 0716723090
Date: 30 March 2015Venue: Fugard Theatre, Cape TownEntrance: TBCBookings: TBC
Date: 2 April 2015Venue: George Art Theatre, GeorgeEntrance: R80 - R120
Date: 3 April 2015Venue: 33 Chapel Street Studio, Port ElizabethEntrance: R120Bookings: email@example.com / 072 997 3123
Date: 4 April 2015Venue: The Guild Theatre, East LondonEntrance: TBC
Date: 5 April 2015Venue: Splashy Fen 2015Entrance: R625 - R750Bookings: http://tinyurl.com/p5kvxp
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