Great news rock fans! It gives me a great pleasure to announced that American Hard Rock band Chevelle will be in South Africa later in 2013.
Hilltop Live presents this Platinum-selling alternative act Live in South Africa in association with Monster Energy and Sounds Good. The American rock trio will be rocking Cape Town at the Grand Arena at Grand West Casino on the 31st of May and Johannesburg at The Big Top Arena at Carnival City on Sunday the 2nd of June 2013.
Chevelle are living up to the postponement promise that was made back in 2011 when the band was unable to make it to Oppikoppi Unknown Brother. The band is thrilled to finally have found dates that work for South Africa. If you ask me the fans are even more thrilled than them.
Chevelle had a hectic year last year. 2012 was filled with intense touring, sold out concerts and the release of their sixth full-length album Hats Off to the Bull. Most artists with over 12 years in the music industry lose their initial fire, but Chevelle burn brighter than ever on Hats Off to the Bull. The band made a conscious effort to incorporate new sounds and textures into their patented airtight anthems. The result was that the group composed its most infectious, intriguing, and impressive offering to date. In December 2012 the group released their first-ever collection of hits entitled Stray Arrows-A Collection Of Favourites.
When they postponed their tour in 2011 Chevelle said “Obviously everyone is really disappointed; there was such enthusiasm and support from all over South Africa and it’s a country we all wanted to see. But we will get there soon.” Soon is around the corner now and the wait is almost over for South Africa hard rock fans. Like many of them I’m extremely amped to see Chevelle live!
Limited tickets will be available from Computicket at 09:00 on the 3rd of April (tomorrow), so move your arse. Book ASAP to avoid disappointment. Visit the Hilltop Live Facebook page to join the official event.
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PS: This post is part of the A-Z Blog Challenge that I have joined for April 2013.