Second gig added after Live frontman’s Cape Town show sold out in 15 minutes

2015-06-12 10:31

Cape Town - The Cape Town leg of Ed Kowalczyk’s Throwing Copper unplugged tour has sold out in 15 minutes on Friday, concert organisers told Channel24.
AMP Events has subsequently reached out to Artist Management, and is thrilled to announce that a second night for Cape Town has successfully been negotiated for Saturday 26 September.

AMP Events CEO and music promotor Andy Mac says: "I feel humbled and overwhelmed by the support for this incredible tour. It’s testimony to what a very special place Throwing Copper holds in the hearts and minds of fellow rock music lovers in SA."
Limited tickets are still available for Johannesburg's Carnival City for 23 September and, now the additional GrandWest Cape Town date of 26 September, at

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 (SOLD OUT)
          26 September
Tickets: R375 – R495
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:

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