One Night in Cape Town!, at the Grand West Casino's Grand Arena on 9 August, 2012, will feature Seether, Enter Shikari, Bullet For My Valentine, Eagles of Death Metal and Kongos, for those unable to get to the OppiKoppi Sweet\Thing Festival.
The South African power trio of vocalist and guitarist Shaun Morgan, bassist Dale Stewart and drummer John Humphrey that is collectively known as Seether makes a welcome return to South Africa since their last visit in June 2008.The band has sold millions of albums to date worldwide and are mainstays in the touring circuit averaging more than 275 performances per year. They have had 11 number one singles and 17 top-five hits across multiple formats at radio. The South African trio's latest single, No Resolution, from their Wind-Up Records release, "Holding Onto Stings Better Left To Fray", hit number one at Active Rock marking the first time the band has had three consecutive chart-topping tracks from the same album.
Kerrang! magazine presented Enter Shikari with the Best Live Band award on 7 June, 2012. Enter Shikari (the name comes from a boat belonging to Rou's uncle), made their debut in 2003 with a unique mesh of hard-core punk and break-beat techno." A Flash Flood Of Colour" is their third full-length studio album, the follow-up to 2009's "Common Dreads". An incandescent snapshot of the modern age - of globalisation and recession, repression and protest, commerce and control, activism and engagement - it's music for a newly jolted generation, a soundtrack for the mosh-pit, the dance floor and the front lines.
Metallica, Iron Maiden and Slayer as influences
Bullet for My Valentine comprises lead singer and rhythm guitarist Matthew Tuck, drummer Michael "Moose" Thomas, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Michael "Padge" Paget, and bassist and backing vocalist Jason "Jay" James. The group, named Best British Band in 2008, 2009 and 2010 by metal magazine Kerrang!, formed 10 years ago in their home town, Bridgend, as Jeff Killed John, covering Metallica and Nirvana songs. Citing Metallica, Iron Maiden and Slayer as influence they found their niche in 2002 on signing a five-album deal with Sony BMG dropping "The Poison" in 2005, "Scream Aim Fire" in 2007 and "Fever" in 2010.
Unlike their name, the Californian Eagles Of Death Metal do not play death metal, but rather a combination of "bluegrass slide guitar mixed with stripper drum beats and Canned Heat vocals". Capetonians will get to see why Jesse Hughes is known for his enthusiastic interaction with audiences at live performances
Kongos is a rock band of four brothers: Johnny, Jesse, Dylan and Danny Kongos. Sons of multi-million-seller British singer-songwriter John Kongos, they grew up in London and South Africa, and are now based in Phoenix, Arizona. They return to South Africa, hot off the heels of their 2011/2012 SA tour and sold-out performance at Hatfield Carnival.
Gates open at 2pm and tickets will be available from Computicket and are priced as follows:
Golden Circle: R450, excluding Computicket service and credit card fees
General Standing: R400, excluding Computicket service and credit card fees
Seated: R380, excluding Computicket service and credit card fees
Disabled: R400, excluding Computicket service and credit card fees
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