Great News! UK rock band The Kooks will be headlining at the next 5 Gum Experience in Johannesburg (on the 19th of April) and Cape Town (on the 20th of April).
I’m pretty excited about this because it promises to be one of the coolest tours of 2013. It’s about time that another UK rock band make their way to SA. In case you did not know, The Kooks are an English rock band formed in Brighton, East Sussex, in 2004.
They were signed to Virgin Records in 2006 and released their debut quadruple platinum selling album “Inside In/Inside Out” followed in 2008 by their second album “Konk” which debuted at number one in the UK. The Kooks released a third album ‘Junk Of The Heart’ last year.
They have sold in excess of 3 million records worldwide and the latest album sees the band reaching new, soaring heights of musicianship. Luke Pritchard, Hugh Harris and Peter Denton are the members of the band.
The Kooks gained mainstream media attention with the band winning the award for Best UK & Ireland Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2006, and picking up a nomination at The Brit Awards for the single “She Moves in Her Own Way”.
Looks like we are in for a treat at the next 5 Gum Experience. To give you an idea of their musical style, check out the video for their song “Naive” below
In case you were wondering, you can’t buy tickets for the 5 Gum Experience, you have to apply for tickets on the 5 Gum SA Facebook page. You can also follow @5GumSA on Twitter for updates. The official hashtag for the event is #5GumExperience
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