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2016-07-26 14:43
 

Cape Town - The One Night in Cape Town concerts – the official Cape Town leg for the Oppikoppi headliners in August – features multi-platinum alternative rock band KONGOS; rapper Yelawolf and metal outfit August Burns Red in three not-to-be-missed performances.
 
Now in its sixth year, the concert has proved so popular that it takes place in the Mother City over three nights with KONGOS performing on Friday, 5 August, at Hillcrest Quarry and Yelawolf on Monday, 8 August, and August Burns Red on Wednesday, 10 August, both at the Assembly.
 
KONGOS feature Kongos brothers Johnny (accordion, keyboards, and vocals), Jesse (drums, percussion, and vocals), Daniel (guitar, vocals) and Dylan (bass guitar, lap slide guitar, vocals). The US alternative rock band composes and records in Phoenix, Arizona, where they have lived since 1996. However, they have a strong South African connection having spent their childhood in London and South Africa where they attended Johannesburg’s Seheti School. They have an impressive following in this country with previous tours sold out in hours of being announced.
 

KONGOS’ new album, Egomaniac, was released last month with its first single Take It from Me hitting the US charts. The band will be performing several songs from the new album as well as select cuts from their previous release at the concert which will also feature local supporting acts. The band’s previous album Lunatic (2012) included I’m only Joking and Come with Me Now with the latter reaching double platinum status in both America and Canada.
 
Yelawolf is regarded as one of the quickest, most lyrically dextrous spitters currently operating in the rap game. Throughout his 10-year career, the Gadsden, Alabama native has released two studio albums, six mixtapes and two EPs, and he has collaborated with Big K.R.I.T., DJ Paul, Rittz, Travis Barker, Eminem and Ed Sheeran. His latest album Love Story features the single, Till It’s Gone. It has become a smash hit that’s in line with the country’s recent obsession with the culture of rural American life. Till It’s Gone premiered on the popular drama Sons of Anarchy.

 

Since their formation in Pennsylvania in 2003, August Burns Red has evolved into one of the biggest global names in the modern metal scene, continually growing and connecting with a colossal legion of fans. August Burns Red has spent years skillfully crafting a balance between a ferociously heavy sound with empowering lyrical content, while showcasing a rich surplus of inventive guitar riffs, blistering solos and dynamic drumming. With a solid collection of five previous albums, Thrill Seeker (2005), Messengers (2007), Constellations (2009) and Leveler (2011), the band's latest release Rescue & Restore (2013) rocketed to the top of the Billboard charts - debuting at #9 on the Billboard Top 200.

  

Event Details:
 
One Night in Cape Town with Kongos
Supporting Acts: Taxi Violence, Sawagi
Venue: The Hillcrest Quarry
Date: 5 August
Ticket Price: R400 from Computicket
Tickets available here.
Gates open: 19:00
 
One Night in Cape Town with Yelawolf
Supporting Acts: PHfat , Silvablack
Venue: The Assembly
Date: 8 August
Doors open: 21:00 
Doors close: 02:00
Ticket Price: R350 from Computicket
Tickets available here.
Restrictions: No under 18s R.O.A.R
 
One Night in Cape Town with August Burns Red
Supporting Acts: Facing The Gallows, Zombies ate my Girlfriend
Venue: The Assembly
Date: 10 August
Doors open: 21:00
Doors close: 02:00
Tickets sold through Computicket - R350
Tickets available here.
Restrictions: No under 18s R.O.A.R

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