South African-born rock band Civil Twilight will be returning from Nashville, Tennessee for a national tour of their latest album, "Holy Weather", playing in Joburg on 20 December, Durban on 22 December and Cape Town on 28 December, 2012.
Civil Twilight are a mystifying blend of atmospheric sounds with swirling guitars and hazy storytelling centered on the struggles and triumphs of human existence. Three parts South Africa and one part Nashville, Steven McKellar, his brother Andrew, Richard Wouters and Kevin Dailey combine power and grace to provide a soundtrack for everything from the cracking of a heart to a walk around the block.
Richard's vocals come forth in an eerie falsetto that can only be described as a cross-pollination of Jeff Buckley and Thom Yorke. Wouters' drums are pounding reminders that the drummer always steers the ship along its voyage, while Andrew's guitars alongside the newest addition of Dailey on keyboards and vocal harmonies create intense musical waves proving that a rising tide truly does lift all boats. Civil Twilight's lush soundscape is haunting, yet soothing at the same time.
Tour dates 20 December: "Under the Bridge" Town Hall, Henry Nxumlo Street, Newtown, Joburg. Ticket prices: Pre-sale R125, General admission R175. 22 December: Live the venue, 166 Mathews Meyiwa Road, (Stanford Hill Road), Berea, Durban. Ticket prices: Pre-sale R60, General admission R100. 28 December: Wittebome Civic Centre, Rosemead Avenue, Wynberg, Cape Town. Ticket prices: Pre-sale R125, General admission R175.
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