British rock band, Livingston, will be coming to South Africa in August.
Their tour will kick off at Oppikoppi The Fantastic Mr Vos Vos before show dates in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Eastern Cape and Durban. The band will also spend time on a farm in Newcastle to write and record their next album.
Having formed in the multi-cultural hub of London, Livingston is made up of singer Beukes Willemse and a guitarist/keyboardist Chris van Niekerk, from South Africa, guitarist/percussionist Jakob Nebel, from Germany, and bassist Phil Magee, from the UK.
Finding their feet with 2008’s debut Sign Language and 2012’s Fire To Fire (Universal Music Germany), the band achieved numerous successes including Top 20 in the German sales charts and Number 1 on the Amazon & iTunes Rock Charts. Their single Broken made it into the Top 20 and their second single Go was the official song for German national broadcaster ZDF during the winter Olympics of 2010.
The band also collaborated with Hugh Masekela and Till Brunner for a song for the Football World Cup in South Africa (2010); and were featured in the international blockbuster movie Chalet Girl featuring Bill Nighy, Felicity Jones, Brooke Shields and Ed Westwick.
Retreating to a hunter’s cabin in the woods, an unorthodox location for a band who had previously recorded at the hallowed grounds of Abbey Road and Sonic Ranch with producers such as David Botrill (Muse, Tool, Placebo), the band wrote, produced, recorded and mixed Animal entirely on their own. The result? Their purest work to-date. Livingston released Animal in the UK, Benelux and GSA in Autumn 2014, and followed the release with a successful tour.
Vocalist Beukes Willemse says that the band is looking forward to their time in South Africa: “We are absolutely ecstatic to be touring SA. It has been a dream for so long that it seems quite unreal that it is actually happening. Cant wait!”
- Watch the Livingston EPK here and get ready for a BIG sound South Africa!: https://youtu.be/TaiA_QgKp9c
- Listen to the single Chemicals off the album at https://soundcloud.com/livingstonmusic/livingston-chemicals-radio-edit
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