Francois van Coke releases more deets on his new album and tour

2016-09-09 07:00

Cape Town - On 7 April 2015, Francois van Coke kicked off his solo career with a bang with the launch of his self-titled debut album and the release of Toe vind ek jou featuring Karen Zoid.

Fast forward a year and a half and this music video has over 2 million views and Francois is back in studio to record his sophomore solo album, Hierdie is die Lewe (This is the Life)

Sheldon Yoko tracked the drums for the album at Red Bull Studios in Cape Town this week. As of next week the rest of the instruments and vocals will be recorded and produced by Johnny de Ridder (Fokofpolisiekar guitarist) and Rudolph Willemse (Francois van Coke bassist) at Soft Light City in Bellville.

Francois says that "the recording of the second album is already going smoother than the first one. I’m working with my band, Die Gevaar, on all the tracks. They had a bigger hand in the writing process this time round. We are taking things slow so that we have more than enough time to make something fantastic."

The first single from the upcoming album is Mensdom (Mankind). This single and music video will drop on 10 November 2016. As of this date the single will be available as an instant gratification when pre-ordering Hierdie is die Lewe on iTunes.  

The Mensdom single, plus another track from the album, Klein Prys (Small Price) will also be released by Permanent Record on a 7” vinyl from 10 November. It will be on sale at shows and via the Permanent Record online store.

Francois’ second full length album will be released on the 2 February 2017.

Jägermeister Presents: 'As jy bekommer gaan jy dood' (If you worry you die) Tour
Francois van Coke and Die Gevaar will hit the road in October for a nationwide tour. On this tour, they will perform the first single, Mensdom, from the upcoming album, before the video is released in November.

Tour dates:

Date: 7 Oktober 2016 
Venue: Fiddler on the Roof @ De Ark Guesthouse
Address: 37 Kantoor St, Lydenburg
Contact: Francis Le Roux - / (013) 235 1125
Performance: 20:00
Ticket price: Available at the venue 
R200-00 p.p & R300-00 VIP p.p.
Date: 8 Oktober 2016 
Venue: Rango’s, Nelspruit
Address: 8 Wild Berry Street, Berry Park B, Nelspruit
Contact: Sunette - 079 972 2172 / Arrie – 082 529 4956
Performance: 21:00
Ticket price: R150 p.p.
Date: 11 Oktober 2016 
Venue: Café Barcelona
Address: 53 Thomson Street, Colbyn, Pretoria
Bookings: 012 430 2495 / 
Performance: 21:00
Ticket price: R150 p.p.
Date: 12 Oktober 2016 
Venue: Mystic Boer, Bloemfontein
Address: 84 Kellner Street, Bloemfontein
Performance: 22:00
Tickets: Tickets will be available from 19 September.  R60 pre-sold; R80 at the door on the night.
Available @ Mystic Boer - Johann 074 291 2702
Date: 13 Oktober 2016 
Venue: Mystic Boer, Potch
Address: 72 James Moroka Street, CBD, Potchefstroom
Contact: Eloise - 018 293 1773
Performance: 23:00
Ticket price: R60 p.p.
Date: 14 Oktober 2016 
Venue: Arcade Empire, PTA
Address: 256 The Highway street, Equestria
Contact: Rudolf 082 449 5144
Performance: 23:00
Ticket price: R80 p.p. - 
Date: 15 Oktober 2016 
Venue: Good Luck Bar
Address: 1 Fox Road, Johannesburg
Contact: Nicol  / Gareth
Performance: 23:00
Ticket price: R100 p.p.
Date: 19 Oktober 2016 
Venue: Aandklas Stellenbosch
Address: 43 Bird Street, Stellenbosch
Contact: Marcus – 021 883 3545
Performance: 22h00
Ticket price: R50 p.p.
Date: 22 Oktober 2016 
Venue: Olive or Twist
Address: Corner Plein and Ryneveld Street, Stellenbsoch, Western Cape
Contact: Marcus
Ticket price: R150 p.p. (Limited tickets – 70)

Date: 30 October 2016 
Venue: Knorhoek Wine Estate 
Address: Knorhoek road off R44 
GPS Co-ordinates: S: 33 Degrees 52' 12.98 & E: +18 Degrees 50' 55.89
Contact: Franco Muller 076 760 3763
Doors open: 11:00 
Performance time: 16:30 
Ticket price: R120-R180 

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