Now here’s a gig I’m super excited for… Summer time, Emmarentia Dam; great company; awesome music… #Winning. If you’re wondering what I’m rambling on about, folk-rockers The Lumineers are heading to South Africa this December. Thanks to the folks at Virgin Mobile South Africa, they’ll be heading to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on the 4th of December, followed by a gig in Jozi on the 6th. Full press release below:
US folk-rock stars The Lumineers will make their South African debut this December when award-winning agency Seed Experiences, Virgin Mobile South Africa and 5FM bring the band to local stages. They’ll perform at Cape Town’s iconic Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on 4 December and at Johannesburg’s Emmarentia Dam for a daytime concert on 6 December.
The Lumineers became a success story in their native US with their 2011 self-titled debut album. The album gave the band international recognition, selling over 3-million copies, and over 5,5-million single downloads of their debut single – and arguably the band’s most famous song to date – ‘Ho Hey’. The music video for ‘Ho Hey’ has already gained over 109-million YouTube views alone (http://youtu.be/zvCBSSwgtg4).
The band was nominated for both “Best New Artist” and “Best Americana Album” at the 2013 Grammy Awards and has played to sold-out shows all over the world, as well as taking to the stage at major festivals like Glastonbury, Redding, Leeds, Lollapalooza, Big Day Out and others on the US and European calendars.
Now The Lumineers will perform live for the first time in South Africa.
Their music has been described as classic and genuine, raw and unique. They mix flavours of folk, alternative rock, Americana and indie, cutting them with a rustic charm.
Their second single ‘Stubborn Love’ (http://youtu.be/UJWk_KNbDHo) is a live favourite of the band’s and will be sure to get their South African fans singing along to the powerful chorus.
Virgin Mobile has again partnered with Seed Experiences to bring iconic music to South Africans. “Virgin Mobile believes strongly around creative expression through music, this is in our brand DNA. This is why we are thrilled to partner with Seed Experiences in bringing Indie and alternative music sensation The Lumineers to our shores this December. At Virgin Mobile we strive to create unique and memorable experiences for our fans and we aim to do just that at The Lumineers open air concerts in Cape Town and Johannesburg” says Jason Hair, Virgin Mobile Chief Operating Officer.
‘Ho Hey’, the chart-topping single that reached number one on the highly acclaimed 5FM Top 40, is just one of the songs by the Lumineers that 5FM loves. 5FM sees a natural fit with the Lumineers as their listeners are passionate not only about live music but also passionate about the Lumineers.
See The Lumineers live in South Africa. Presented by Virgin Mobile. Powered by 5FM. A Seed Experiences event.
An incredible supporting lineup will be announced soon, so stay close to Seed Experiences, Virgin Mobile SA and 5FM on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The Lumineers tour details and tickets
4 December 2014
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
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6 December 2014
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