Cape Town - On 7 April 2015, Francois van Coke kicked off his solo career with a bang with the launch of his self-titled debut album and the release of Toe vind ek jou featuring Karen Zoid.
Fast forward a year and a half and this music video has over 2 million views and Francois is back in studio to record his sophomore solo album, Hierdie is die Lewe (This is the Life).
Sheldon Yoko tracked the drums for the album at Red Bull Studios in Cape Town this week. As of next week the rest of the instruments and vocals will be recorded and produced by Johnny de Ridder (Fokofpolisiekar guitarist) and Rudolph Willemse (Francois van Coke bassist) at Soft Light City in Bellville.
Francois says that "the recording of the second album is already going smoother than the first one. I’m working with my band, Die Gevaar, on all the tracks. They had a bigger hand in the writing process this time round. We are taking things slow so that we have more than enough time to make something fantastic."
The first single from the upcoming album is Mensdom (Mankind). This single and music video will drop on 10 November 2016. As of this date the single will be available as an instant gratification when pre-ordering Hierdie is die Lewe on iTunes.
The Mensdom single, plus another track from the album, Klein Prys (Small Price) will also be released by Permanent Record on a 7” vinyl from 10 November. It will be on sale at shows and via the Permanent Record online store.
Francois’ second full length album will be released on the 2 February 2017.
Jägermeister Presents: 'As jy bekommer gaan jy dood' (If you worry you die) Tour Francois van Coke and Die Gevaar will hit the road in October for a nationwide tour. On this tour, they will perform the first single, Mensdom, from the upcoming album, before the video is released in November.
Date: 7 Oktober 2016 Venue: Fiddler on the Roof @ De Ark GuesthouseAddress: 37 Kantoor St, LydenburgContact: Francis Le Roux - email@example.com / (013) 235 1125Performance: 20:00Ticket price: Available at the venue R200-00 p.p & R300-00 VIP p.p. Date: 8 Oktober 2016 Venue: Rango’s, NelspruitAddress: 8 Wild Berry Street, Berry Park B, NelspruitContact: Sunette - 079 972 2172 / Arrie – 082 529 4956Performance: 21:00Ticket price: R150 p.p. Date: 11 Oktober 2016 Venue: Café BarcelonaAddress: 53 Thomson Street, Colbyn, PretoriaBookings: 012 430 2495 / firstname.lastname@example.org Performance: 21:00Ticket price: R150 p.p. Date: 12 Oktober 2016 Venue: Mystic Boer, BloemfonteinAddress: 84 Kellner Street, BloemfonteinPerformance: 22:00Tickets: Tickets will be available from 19 September. R60 pre-sold; R80 at the door on the night.Available @ Mystic Boer - Johann 074 291 2702 Date: 13 Oktober 2016 Venue: Mystic Boer, PotchAddress: 72 James Moroka Street, CBD, PotchefstroomContact: Eloise - 018 293 1773Performance: 23:00Ticket price: R60 p.p. Date: 14 Oktober 2016 Venue: Arcade Empire, PTAAddress: 256 The Highway street, EquestriaContact: Rudolf 082 449 5144Performance: 23:00Ticket price: R80 p.p. - http://bit.ly/2blOegw Date: 15 Oktober 2016 Venue: Good Luck BarAddress: 1 Fox Road, JohannesburgContact: Nicol / GarethPerformance: 23:00Ticket price: R100 p.p. Date: 19 Oktober 2016 Venue: Aandklas StellenboschAddress: 43 Bird Street, StellenboschContact: Marcus – 021 883 3545Performance: 22h00Ticket price: R50 p.p. Date: 22 Oktober 2016 Venue: Olive or TwistAddress: Corner Plein and Ryneveld Street, Stellenbsoch, Western CapeContact: MarcusTicket price: R150 p.p. (Limited tickets – 70)
Date: 30 October 2016 Venue: Knorhoek Wine Estate Address: Knorhoek road off R44 GPS Co-ordinates: S: 33 Degrees 52' 12.98 & E: +18 Degrees 50' 55.89Contact: Franco Muller 076 760 3763Doors open: 11:00 Performance time: 16:30 Ticket price: R120-R180
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