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KONGOS to Tour South Africa This Summer In Support of New Album ‘Lunatic’ | 17/11/2011

KONGOS to Tour South Africa This Summer In Support of New Album ‘Lunatic’

KONGOS is a rock band of four brothers (Johnny, Jesse, Dylan and Danny Kongos) - sons of multi-million-seller South African singer-songwriter John Kongos, best known for his two international hits “He's Gonna Step On You Again” and “Tokoloshe Man”. They grew up in London and South Africa and now write, record and perform in Phoenix, Arizona. 

KONGOS’ single “I’m Only Joking” reached No. 1 on the Tuks FM Top 30, Top 20 Most Wanted and SA Top 10 charts for two weeks in a row. The track has received more than 15 weeks of heavy rotation on 5FM and Tuks FM, as well as many other stations in South Africa, and it is featured on an SA Hits compilation, along with top SA acts, released by Just Music.

The music video for “I’m Only Joking” premiered on TV 5 on SABC 3 and is in rotation on MKTV.The band’s second single “Come With Me Now” is in heavy rotation on 5FM, Tuks FM and others and is rising up the 5FM Top 40. It just entered the Tuks FM SA Top Ten.KONGOS released their debut album in 2007 and just completed their second album for Tokoloshe Records, an independent label they recently formed together with John Kongos. The band is proud to announce that their new album entitled ‘Lunatic’ will be released on January 23rd, 2012 in South Africa on Just Music.

In support of the new album, KONGOS will be touring South Africa, with shows in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban and other cities beginning Dec 9 at Town Hall in Johannesburg. The Dec 9 Johannesburg and Dec 11 Pretoria shows are almost sold out. Highlights of the tour include an MK TV performance, a live on 5FM performance and the Avontoer NYE show in Stillbaai.

Schedule (additional dates to be announced):
9 Dec. The Alexander Theatre - Johannesburg
11 Dec. Park Acoustics - Pretoria
17 Dec. The Assembly - Cape Town
23 Dec. Unit 11 - Durban
31 Dec. Avontoer NYE show - Stilbaai
14 Jan. A Word Of Art - Cape Town
20 Jan. Tanz Cafe (George Bizos SAHETI Bursary Fund - Charity Event) - Johannesburg
21 Jan. Live5 (5FM live performance)
21 Jan. Arcade Empire - Pretoria
27 Jan. MK TV Performance - Greenside
4 Feb. Up The Creek Festival - Swellendam

Tickets are now on sale for many of the performances at www.kongos.com/shows and www.ticketbreak.co.za