Great news music fans! This morning Hilltop Live announced that Canadian Punk Rock band Billy Talent will be returning to South Africa in August 2013 for two shows!
The band will be performing at the first official One Night in Cape Town after party at the City Hall Auditorium in the Mother City on the 23rd of August and at the Post aKOPPIlyptic Punk Picnic at the Pretoria National Botanical Gardens in Pretoria on the 24th of August 2013. Having headlined Oppikoppi Sexy. Crooked. Teeth. in 2010, Billy Talent wanted to play at Oppikoppi Bewilderbeast this year but unfortunately their touring schedule did not allow it.
Cape Town’s City Hall Auditorium will be rocked like never before as the first concert of the band’s 2 leg tour. Fans of the band can purchase tickets to meet the band as well as limited edition tour merchandise at the concert.
Oppikoppi Bewilderbeast attendees can look forward to a number of new benefits including a R100 discount when purchasing their Post aKOPPIlyptic Punk Picnic ticket and will be able to purchase the official Oppikoppi Bewilderbeast merchandise (if they did not get round to doing so at the festival). They will also have the chance to be re-united with lost phones, keys, personalities and even names that were left behind in the Oppikoppi dust at the lost and found desk at this year’s festival.
Billy Talent are currently touring as part of the Van’s Warped Tour USA, before traveling to Europe to headline three festivals as part of their promotion of the new album, “Dead Silence” (2012), the bands fourth studio album, which features the single, “Viking Death March”. The video for the single, shows 100,00 fans singing along to the song and is testament to the loyalty of the band’s fans around the world, check it out below and you’ll see what I mean
I’m so amped to see Billy Talent again! I’m also particularly glad that they’ll be in my home town! It’s also great that an international act is returning to South Africa! This is going to be amazeballs!
Normal tickets to the Cape Town show cost R350 and can be bought at www.plankton.mobi. VIP Boxes are also available. Box 1 & 2 costs R6000 per box (10 people per box) and includes tour t-shirt per person, personal waiter per box as well as a meet and greet with Billy Talent. Box 3 & 4 costs R5000 per box (10 people per box) – includes tour t-shirt per person and a personal waiter per box. Box 5 & 6 costs R4500 per box (10 people per box) – includes personal waiter per box.
Tickets for the Pretoria show cost R450 without an Oppikoppi Bewilderbeast wristband or R350 with valid 2013 Oppikoppi Bewilderbeast wristband and can also be bought at www.plankton.mobi.
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