Fokofpolisiekar are celebrating 10 years in the South Africa Music Industry with a tour of South Africa. The tour which is fittingly named “En Nou’s Dit Tien Jaar later” kicks off this week Wednesday in Klerksdorp.
Fokofpolisiekar burst onto the SA Music scene in 2003 and has had a massive impact on the industry of the past decade. To date the band have released 3 studio albums and 3 EPs: The As Jy Met Vuur Speel Sal Jy Brand EP (in 2003), the Lugsteuring album (in 2004), the Monoloog In Stereo EP (in 2005), the Brand Suid-Afrika Single (in 2006), the Swanesang album (in 2006) and the Antiobiotika EP (in 2008). The band also released a Best of album in late 2012. The Best Of album features 22 of their best songs and a Bonus DVD with ALL of their music videos (some of which have not been played on MK).
“En Nou’s Dit Tien Jaar later” promises to be one of the most epic tours of 2013. Get your butt down to one of these shows in February and March. Support South African Music, it’s the right thing to do.
- 27 February 2013: Rio Casino, Klerksdorp. For more info, check out the event info on Facebook.
28 February 2013:
Barnyard Theatre, Cresta, Johannesburg. For more info check out the Barnyard Theatre website.
- 1 March 2013: Firkin Pub, Centurion.
6 March 2013:
- 16 March 2013: Emperor’s Palace, Kempton Park. With aKING. Buy tickets on the Emperor’s Palace website.
21 March 2013: Barnyard Theatre, Parkview, Pretoria. For more info e-mail
- 22 March 2013: Standard Bank Arena, Johannesburg. Acoustic Rocks show with Die Heuwels Fantasties, Van Coke Kartel and aKING.
28 March 2013: The Assembly, Cape Town
This tour is going to be epic and if you’re a Fokofpolisiekar fan, you should not miss out on it. I’m planning to attend at least two of these “En Nou’s Dit Tien Jaar Later” shows in Gauteng. I’m feeling pretty psyched up about this.
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Pretoria has been hungry for a show of this proportion and they certainly got what they paid for. Jack Parow made his long awaited return to Hatfield Square after being banned and Fokofpolisiekar had the crowd breaking down the built in barriers of the stage after just one song! Francois van Coke certainly ensured a fair share of entertainment. From hitting his head with the mic to shoving Jack Parow into the crowd he made sure it was one of those legendary shows people will be talking about for a while. aKING also didn’t disappoint (but then again, they rarely do) bringing their good old dirty rock and roll to Snorcity. The great thing about these conjoined concerts is that everybody is part of everybody’s show. We got Laudo Liebenberg singing “Tot die son uitkom” and Jedd Kossew doing “Fokofpolisiekar” so you never know what to expect.
Hopefully Hatfield Square will realize the demand for concerts of this scale and treat us to many more epic shows in the future!
Here are some Photos from the concert
By now it has been well established that the new Arcade Empire is the place to be if you want to see the best that local music has to offer. But now it is once again it offers one of the best menus in town!
The options on the menu are limited, mostly pizzas and baskets. But this only means that the few things they do, they do really well! And my personal favorite, the Chilli Poppers, are also back and better than ever.
They celebrated the opening of the new kitchen with performances by Flint and Tinder, Werner Olckers (Wrestlerish) and aKing. The acoustic vibe of old Arcade has been sorely missed but after these performances it is back with a vengeance! I was lucky enough to see my first Flint and Tinder performance and I am hoked. This is two guys you better watch out for! Werner’s Wrestlerish tunes always entertains but I strongly advise you to start listening to what this man has to say. His comical genius flies under the radar with his acoustic sets as people just continue yapping over a glass of wine. Naturally the highlight of the evening was aKing’s “honky tonk ” performance as they put it. Even though it might have been acoustic they don’t shy away from an energy filled performance. By the time “Safe as Houses” rolled around the crowd took over the spotlight and belted out half the song louder than the band!
Now that Arcade Empire is officially in full swing I can’t wait to see what we can expect there next!