Great News! Ed Kowalczyk (the legendary songwriter and former lead singer of the multi platinum rock band Live) announced the South African leg of his Throwing Copper Unplugged 20th Anniversary Tour today!
Fans can expect something stripped back, intimate and disarming. He will appear onstage with a new unplugged production of some of rock’s most profound anthems and the voice that has attracted legions of fans for more than two decades.
Ed Kowalczyk has built one of rock’s most impressive resumes over the year. His band, Live, became one of the most successful and enduring alternative bands of the last twenty years, selling more than 20 million albums globally. Among this catalogue are some of alternative rock’s most iconic hits, including “Lightning Crashes”, “I Alone”, “Selling the Drama”, “The Dolphin’s Cry”, “Overcome” and “Heaven”. Many of these have been responsible for shaping the musical landscape for alternative rock around the globe.
To refresh your memory, here’s the music video for “Selling The Drama”:
In 2010, Kowalczyk released his first solo album, “Alive”, which spawned the hit single “Grace” and was followed in 2013 by “The Flood and Thee Mercy” which featured the hit song, “Seven”.
For his newest creative offering, the Throwing Copper Unplugged 20th Anniversary Tour, Kowalczyk returns to South Africa to perform a breathtaking acoustic set that will celebrate the 20th anniversary of this seminal Live album, playing it in its entirety, along with a handful of other Live hits and surprises. “I’m so excited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Throwing Copper in this new unplugged production” Ed says. “Fans can expect to see and hear me like never before!”.
This is a shout out from Ed Kowalcyk that was posted earlier today:
An Evening with Ed Kowalczyk – Throwing Copper Unplugged 20th Anniversary Tour is proudly presented by POLO Jeans Co in association with AMP Events. He will be playing 3 shows on the tour: One at the Big Top Arena, Carnival City on the 23rd of September and two others at the Grand Arena, Grand West in Cape Town on the 25th and the 26th of September.
Ticket prices range from R295 to R495 and are available via Computicket. Tickets for the first Cape Town show have already sold on in less than a day, so make sure that you don’t miss this opportunity to experience musical awesomeness.
This is definitely something that I’d like to check out. I missed Live both times when they performed in South Africa in the late 1990’s, so I don’t think I should miss out on this tour.
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