Dan Patlansky came to visit and told us some interesting things...

2015-03-06 21:00

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...

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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 tonight

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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 2015
Venue: Cape Town Club, Cape Town
Entrance: R375
Bookings: reception@capetownclub.org.za

Date: 8 March 2015
Venue: Hillcrest Quarry, Cape Town
Entrance: R150
Bookings: mike@hillcrestquarry.co.za / 021 976 4959

Date: 9 March 2015
Venue: Woordfees, Stellenbosch
Entrance: R95
Bookings: http://tinyurl.com/lnfl8wu

Date: 11 March 2015
Venue: Atterbury Theatre, Pretoria
Entrance: R140 - R160
Bookings: http://tinyurl.com/mp8ahs8

Date: 13 March 2015
Venue: Michaelhouse, The Schlesinger Theatre, Midlands
Entrance: R120
Bookings: WilLec@michaelhouse.org / 087 806 6097

Date: 14 March 2015
Venue: Open Strings, Kloof
Entrance: R150
Bookings: rodnichols@telkomsa.net / 082 653 3948

Date: 15 March 2015
Venue: Schlesinger Theatre
Entrance: R120
Time: 19h30
Bookings: theatre@michaelhouse.org / 033 234 1314 (Weekdays between 08h00 and 13h00)

Date: 22 March 2015
Venue: Playstation Theatre, Johannesburg
Entrance: R150
Bookings: saulb@polka.co.za / 083 414 0041

Date: 25 March 2015
Venue: Cafe Barcelona, Pretoria
Entrance: R140
Bookings: info@cafebarcelona.co.za / 082 458 9342

Date: 26 March 2015
Venue: Emperor’s Palace Barnyard, Johannesburg
Entrance: R150
Bookings: http://tinyurl.com/kyqmgmb

Date: 27 March 2015
Venue: Inniskuur, Bloemfontein
Entrance: R150
Bookings: meerkatkolonie@vodamail.co.za / 079 3873 614 / 083 2818 367

Date: 28 March 2015
Venue: Die Bôrdienghuis, Wellington
Entrance: R100
Bookings: bordienghuis@gmail.com / 0716723090

Date: 30 March 2015
Venue: Fugard Theatre, Cape Town
Entrance: TBC
Bookings: TBC

Date: 2 April 2015
Venue: George Art Theatre, George
Entrance: R80 - R120

Date: 3 April 2015
Venue: 33 Chapel Street Studio, Port Elizabeth
Entrance: R120
Bookings: michelle@mcpublicity.co.za / 072 997 3123

Date: 4 April 2015
Venue: The Guild Theatre, East London
Entrance: TBC

Date: 5 April 2015
Venue: Splashy Fen 2015
Entrance: R625 - R750
Bookings: http://tinyurl.com/p5kvxp

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