Gig guide: Who's heading to South Africa?

2012-11-20 08:39
The stages are set in South Africa's biggest cities for some of the most impressive music acts.

A host of international acts are headed for our shores in the next few months.

If you have missed out on some of the announcements, don't worry. We have put together a handy guide filled will all the info you need to know ahead of these massive shows.

Take a look:

Lady Gaga - Born This Way Tour

The moment some die hard Little Monsters have been waiting for ages: Mother Monster performing in South Africa.

With less than two weeks left before her first performance in Johannesburg, fans are already abuzz with Gaga-fever.

Lady Gaga will be supported by special guests British glam rock band The Darkness, best known for their hit I Believe In A Thing Called Love, and her longtime performance partner and DJ, LADY STARLIGHT.

Tour itinerary:

30 November 2012
FNB Stadium
Tickets sold out

Cape Town
3 December 2012
Cape Town Stadium
Tickets still available for General Standing: Field area

Take a look at one of Lady Gaga's live performances in New York City:

Chris Brown - Carpe Diem Tour

After much speculation following a post from Chris Brown on Facebook in October, it was announced that his Carpe Diem tour will include South Africa.

His tour will mainly focus on songs from his new studio album, Fortune, but fans have been promised a spectacular of a lifetime.

Tour itinerary:

15 December 2012
Coca Cola Dome
Tickets from R490 – R890

17 December 2012
Moses Mabhida Stadium
Tickets from R490- R850

Cape Town
19 December 2012
Grand West Arena
Tickets from R490 - R890

Selected tickets are still available via Computicket.

Take a look at Chris Brown's live performance at the 2012 Billboard Awards:

Kanye West - Feel the Beat of Sub-Zero

Multiple-award winning rapper Kanye West is set to jet to our shores next year to perform for one night only.

The event, which will be sponsored by alcohol beverage maker Castle Lite, is said to be scheduled for 2 February, when Kanye will perform to his fans at the Biggest Igloo, Gold Reef City in Johannesburg.

All tickets for the show has been sold out.

Take a look at one of Kanye West's live performances:

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards including Best Rock Album for Stadium Arcadium, Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group and Best Rock Song for Scar Tissue.

After declining an offer to perform with Lady Gaga, Die Antwoord opted to rather open for the Chili Peppers during their tour in South Africa.

Tour itinerary:

2 February 2013
The Soccer City Complex, FNB Stadium
Tickets from R315 – R715

Cape Town
5 February 2013
Cape Town Stadium
Tickets from R215 – R665

Take a look at one of the Red Hot Chili Pepper's live performances:

Rodriquez - Live in South Africa

A local folk hero and the voice of South African liberal resistance during apartheid, Rodriquez is on his way back "home" to entertain his biggest fans.

After rumours that Rodriguez had committed suicide, two South African fans set out on a journey to find out what really happened to their hero. This eventually led to the making of a documentary called Searching For Sugar Man which achieved great success at this year's Sundance Festival in Utah.

Tour itinerary:

15, 16, 18 February 2013
Big Arena, Carnival City
Tickets from R310 – R520
All tickets for the 15 February show are sold out.

Cape Town
20, 21 February 2013
Grand Arena, Grand West
Tickets from R310 – R520
Tickets for the 20 February show have all been sold out.

Take a look at Rodriquez performing Sugar Man live:

Metallica - Live in South Africa

Is it Metallica? Yes it is! Then came the overpowering fist pumps from fans all over South Africa at the news that Metallica will be heading to South Africa in April 2013.

Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo collectively known as Metallica, are one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold 110 million albums worldwide and playing to millions of fans the world over. They will rock it out in South Africa next year.

This will be the band's second visit to SA, after they previously attended the Coke Fest in 2006.

Tour itinerary:

Cape Town
24 April 2013
Cape Town Stadium
Tickets from R295 - R900
Tickets go on sale via Computicket on 22 November.

27 April 2013
FNB Stadium
Tickets from R340 - R900
Tickets go on sale via Computicket on 21 November.

Take a look at one of Metallica's live performances:

Bon Jovi - Because We Can World Tour

Bon Jovi fans will now be able to sing along to Always, You Give Love A Bad Name and It's My Life live in a stadium!

Bringing their signature brand of rock 'n roll back to the people, Bon Jovi will hit the road in 2013 to fill stadiums and arenas worldwide, and South Africa is part of their itinerary.

The tour will also debut songs from their new album What About Now.

Cape Town
7 May 2013
Cape Town Stadium
Tickets from R300 – R950

11 May 2013
FNB Stadium
Tickets from R300 – R950

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