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Live’s Ed Kowalczyk coming to SA for Throwing Copper anniversary tour

2015-06-11 08:00

Cape Town - Ed Kowalczyk, the legendary songwriter and former lead singer of multi-platinum rock band Live, announced the South African leg of his Throwing Copper Unplugged 20th Anniversary Tour on Thursday.

He will be playing in Johannesburg at the Big Top Arena on Wednesday 23 September and at the Grand Arena in Cape Town on Wednesday 25 September.

Stripped back, intimate and disarming, Kowalczyk will appear onstage with a new unplugged production of some of rock’s most profound anthems and the voice that has attracted legions of fans for more than two decades.

Kowalczyk has built one of rock’s most impressive resumes. His band, Live, became one of the most successful and enduring alternative bands of the last twenty years, with more than 20 million albums sold worldwide. Among this catalogue are some of alternative rock’s most iconic hits, including Lightning Crashes, I Alone, Selling the Drama, The Dolphin’s Cry, Overcome and Heaven many of which have been responsible for shaping the musical landscape for alternative rock around the globe.

In 2010, Kowalczyk released his first solo album Alive which spawned the hit single Grace, which was followed in 2013 by The Flood and The Mercy which featured the hit song, Seven.

For his newest creative offering, the Throwing Copper Unplugged 20th Anniversary Tour Kowalczyk returns to South Africa to perform a breathtaking acoustic set that celebrates the 20th anniversary of this seminal Live album, playing it in its entirety, along with a handful of other Live hits and surprises.

"I’m so excited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Throwing Copper in this new unplugged production," Ed says. "Fans can expect to see and hear me like never before!"

See Ed's video message to SA fans:

Tour Itinerary:

Venue: Big Top Arena, Carnival City  
Date: 23 September 2015
Tickets: R295 – R495

Cape Town
Venue:    Grand Arena, GrandWest         
Date:25 September 2015
Tickets: R375 – R495

Tickets go on sale at Computicket from 09:00 on Friday 12 June 2015.

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