Local opening act announced for Tori Amos' SA tour

2014-04-08 08:55
michael lowman
Cape Town – Durban-born musician Michael Lowman will be joining Tori Amos at the end of June 2014 as the supporting guest artist on the SA leg of her world tour.

Tori Amos returns to South Africa for four performances only in support of her latest album, Unrepentant Geraldines. Tori Amos will play at the Teatro at Montecasino on Thursday, 26 June and Friday, 27 June followed by two concerts at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Sunday, 29 June and Monday, 30 June.

Now based in Johannesburg, Lowman is excited to perform on the same stage as eight-time Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, pianist and composer Tori Amos. "It’s incredible to support an artist like Tori Amos,” says Lowman. This is a career defining moment for me. I can't wait to stand on stage with my guitar and sing my heart out for her fans, the people that love her music. Who knows, hopefully they may fall in love with me a little bit too. I'm just so completely over the moon.”

Michael Lowman’s career began at the age of 17 when he learnt to play the guitar and began writing songs. A few years later Michael started posting videos of himself performing his own songs on YouTube. These soon caught the eye of Los Angeles record exec Scott Austin (formerly of Maverick/Warner Bros and Capitol Records).

On his own steam, the young singer-songwriter made his way over to the States and set about recording his first EP, which earned him a slew of high-profile TV placements, including spots on the Kardashians’ show Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami. But a VISA complication resulted in Lowman returning home to South Africa and ultimately signing with Universal SA and the recording of his debut album, Crayon Boxes, released in September last year.  

The title track, Crayon Boxes was used for an advert for Property24. The first single, Your Lovin’ Ain’t Right hit the Top 3 position on 5FM, Jacaranda FM and OFM while the second single, Girl Saves Boy gave Michael his first number 1 hit, when the song topped the Jacaranda FM Top 20.

Lowman was also nominated in the Best Newcomber category at the 2014 MK Awards as well as South African Music Award for "Best Adult Contemporary Album" for his debut release Crayon Boxes, South Africa is getting to know Michael Lowman.

Tori Amos Tour Itinerary:

Thursday 26 and Friday 27 June 2014 at 20:00
Teatro at Montecasino
Tickets cost between R350 - R880 and are available through Computicket.
Cape Town
Sunday 29 and Monday 30 June at 20:00
Auditorium 1, Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town
Tickets cost between R490 - R880 and are available through Computicket.

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