PRESENTED BY VIRGIN MOBILE SOUTH AFRICA. POWERED BY 5FM.
US folk-rock sensation The Lumineers will make their South African debut this December when award-winning agency Seed Experiences, Virgin Mobile South Africa and 5FM bring the band to local stages. They’ll perform at Cape Town’s iconic Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on 4 December and at Johannesburg’s Emmarentia Dam for a daytime concert on 6 December.
The Lumineers, made up of Wesley Schultz, Jeremiah Fraites and Neyla Pekarek, became a success story in their native US with their 2011 self-titled debut album. But talent like theirs needed to be shared with the world. That same album gave the band international recognition, selling over 1-million copies and over 3,5-million single downloads around the world. Their UK debut single – and arguably the band’s most famous to date – ‘Ho Hey’ has gained over 109-million YouTube views alone (http://youtu.be/zvCBSSwgtg4).
The band was nominated for both “Best New Artist” and “Best Americana Album” at the 2013 Grammy Awards and has played to sold-out shows in the UK and Europe, as well as taking to the stage at major festivals like Glastonbury and others on the European calendar.
Now The Lumineers will perform live for the first time in South Africa.
Their music has been described as classic and genuine, raw and unique. They mix flavours of folk, alternative rock, Americana and indie, cutting them with a rustic edge.
Their recent single ‘Stubborn Love’ (http://youtu.be/UJWk_KNbDHo) a follow-up to hit ‘Hey Ho’, is a live favourite of the band’s and will be sure to get their South African fans singing along to the powerful chorus.
Virgin Mobile has again partnered with award-winning agency Seed Experiences to bring iconic music to South Africans. “Virgin Mobile believes strongly around creative expression through music, this is in our brand DNA. This is why we are thrilled to partner with Seed Experiences in bringing Indie and alternative music sensation The Lumineers to our shores this December. At Virgin Mobile we strive to create unique and memorable experiences for our fans and we aim to do just that at The Lumineers open air concerts in Cape Town and Johannesburg” says Jason Hair, Virgin Mobile Chief Operating Officer.
Ho Hey, the chart-topping single that reached number one on the highly acclaimed 5FM Top 40, is just one of the songs by the Lumineers that 5FM loves. 5FM sees a natural fit with the Lumineers as their listeners are passionate not only about live music but also passionate about the Lumineers.
See The Lumineers live in South Africa. Presented by Virgin Mobile. Powered by 5FM. A Seed Experiences event.
An incredible supporting lineup will be announced soon, so stay close to Seed Experiences, Virgin Mobile SA and 5FM on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The Lumineers tour details and tickets
4 December 2014
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
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6 December 2014
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