Van Coke Kartel to say goodbye with final tour

2017-05-16 15:30

Cape Town - After a brutal decade of rock ‘n roll, 5 full length albums, various drummer line-up changes, numerous prestigious awards, international tours to places like Taiwan and Europe, opening for monster international acts like Metallica, Van Coke Kartel has decided that it is time to call it quits.

"Van Coke Kartel has been a crazy ride. It was the main focus for Francois van Coke and myself for many years. A lot of work went into the project and we definitely learned a lot from it. It is sad to think that it is all coming to an end, but I’m excited to take the circus on the road for one last time!" says Wynand Myburgh

The band has not played a live show in 16 months. Rather than just fade away, they will be going out with a bang on their final tour in July 2017.

For the finale, the Kartel will be re-uniting with ex-drummer Jason Oosthuizen to complete the line-up that they were known for the longest in their 10 year existence.

"The band had many different drummer over the years. A total of 5 to be be exact. We felt that the time that Jason was with us, it was our ‘golden years’. In that period we were extremely active and on an all-time high. It just felt natural to end the project with him on drums," says Jedd Kossew

When Fokofpolisiekar went on a hiatus in 2007, Francois van Coke and Wynand Myburgh took this opportunity to start Van Coke Kartel. Jedd Kossew later became a full time member and this addition catapulted Van Coke Kartel’s live performances into another dimension.
"When Wynand and I started the project in 2007, we had never been in a band where we were the main song writers. It took a lot of hard work to create those first records. I think we got our confidence from the fact that we knew that when we hit the stage, we will make up for whatever we lacked in the songwriting. When Jedd joined he took us to a new level and he immediately contributed a lot to the writing process. He still does so today with my solo stuff," says Francois van Coke.

Van Coke Kartel’s energetic, no-nonsense rock ‘n roll show is celebrated as a high-energy spectacular.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see them live for the last time ever.

Van Coke Kartel has a very strong following on the music streaming platform Spotify, with over 16 000 monthly listeners. 
All 6 of the Van Coke Kartel releases are available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play Store, Google Play Music and Deezer.
The Final Tour details:

Date: 14 July 2017
Venue: Arcade Empire, Pretoria
Address: 256 The Highway Street, Equestria
Contact: Rudolf 082 449 5144
Performance time: 23h00
Tickets: R60 Early Bird (limited) + R80 pre-sale & R100 @ door
Date: 15 July 2016
Venue: Rumours Rock City, Cresta
Address: Cnr Weltevreden Road & Valley Lane, Cresta
Contact person: Fred - 079 825 7995
Performance time: 23h00
Tickets: R60 Early Bird (limited) + R80 pre-sale & R100 @ door
Date: 16 July 2016
Venue: Atterbury Teater
Address: Lynwood Bridge Centre, Lynwood Road, Pretoria
Contact: Paulette 012 471 1702
Performance time: 18h00
Tickets: R150 

Date: 17 July 2017
Venue:  Mystic Boer, Potchefstroom
Address: 72 James Moroka Street 
Contact: Eloise - 018 293 1773
Performance: 23h00
Tickets: R60 @ the door
Date: 26 July 2017
Venue:  Aandklas, Stellenbosch
Address: 43 Bird Street, Stellenbosch
Contact: Marcus – 021 883 3545
Performance: 22h00
Tickets: R60 @ the door

Date: 28 July 2017
Venue: Mercury Live
Address: 43 De Villiers Street, Zonnebloem, Cape Town
Contact: Tim Moolman - 0844447160
Performance time: 23h00
Tickets: R60 Early Bird (limited) + R80 pre-sale & R100 @ door

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