Charl Van Heyningen Enterprises is thrilled to announce the return of Imogen Heap to South Africa. This Grammy Award Winning artist last visited SA in 2011. She recently announced that she will be touring North America in 2019 and she added South Africa to her Mycelia World Tour.
Imogen Heap is recognized for creative works including Hide and Seek and Tiny Human. This will be her first world tour in eight years. This tour will bring together content creators, fans and the industry in a unique and innovative format.
Comprising of concerts, talks and workshops, the 40-city tour will be used as a platform to officially launch Mycelia’s ‘Creative Passport’ – realising a vision of the future. This vision sees music makers connected through a verified and decentralised ecosystem. It promotes artist-led, fair and sustainable operating practices.
Using emergent blockchain technology, the ‘Creative Passport’ contains personal information, existing IDs, acknowledgements, works and business partners. This is unique to each music maker. This empowers them to be ‘open for business’.
It features template ‘smart contracts’. This enables quick and easy direct payments. It simplifies and democratises collaboration from meaningful commercial partnerships to creativity.
On her Mycelia World Tour, as a woman of innovation and action, Imogen Heap will bring together content creators, fans and the industry in a unique and innovative format.
Events in each city will feature some or all of these elements:
- Live concerts performed both solo by Imogen Heap and with Guy Sigsworth. Reuniting to play together for the first time since 2003 as electronic duo Frou Frou.
- Music maker workshops connecting the Mycelia tour with local music makers, technologists and industry influencers to profile the development of the ‘Creative Passport’
- Family workshops which will include children building and coding their own MIni.MU Gloves.
- Talks at leading industry conferences where Imogen will speak on the technologies which are positively shaping the future of the music ecosystem, building better business and audience relations with music makers.
Imogen Heap had the following statement
“For years now we’ve been complaining about the state of the music industry and how it has been held back by old ways of thinking, negatively impacting music makers – a major pain point being that we are the first to put in any of the work, and the last to see any financial reward or even payment.
Through Mycelia and its ‘Creative Passport’, as music makers we now have no excuse but to put our best foot forward and become open for business, decentralising the ecosystem so that it will ultimately benefit everyone.
I am excited to be going on the road to bring this to life, in addition to showcasing other new technologies which will add to transforming the music industry into a fair, flourishing and vibrant place”.
Promoter Charl Van Heyningen is thrilled
“Heap’s 2011 Ellipse World Tour was a huge success. It feels right to bring this innovative artist back to South Africa at a time of change in the music and technology industries. She is at the forefront of music technology. There is no better way to start off a new year than on apositive note.”
Imogen Heap 2019 South African Tour Details
She will be playing two shows in Cape Town at the Baxter Theatre. The shows will take place on the 15th and 16th of March 2019. You can book tickets for these shows via Webtickets.
She will also be playing two shows in Johannesburg at The Teatro at Montecasino. The dates for these shows are the 19th and 20th of March 2019. You can book tickets for these shows via Computicket. Ticket prices range between R400 and R890.
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