Wednesday, 29 January 2014
The Awakening to tour South Africa in March!
The Awakening, South Africa's favourite dark rock export, is set to tour their home country for the first time since relocating to the USA in 2008. The band will be playing 7 shows across South Africa in support of their latest release, "Anthology XV". The album, currently available on iTunes, features 21 songs spanning 15 years of music releases by The Awakening. Every song has been re-mixed, re-worked or re-recorded. The selection includes all the essential tracks, alternate versions, new versions and 2 new songs - the underground dance floor favourite "Fault" and the dark and melancholy "Beneath Your Feet". Since relocating to the US, The Awakening released their 8th album, "Tales Of Absolution + Obsoletion" in 2009 and completed work on "Anthology XV". The band has completed several US tours, including a headline slot on the HM Stage at the Cornerstone Festival, featuring the likes of As I Lay Dying, Flyleaf and many more. The band supported goth-industrial legends London After Midnight on the same tour. Front man and songwriter Ashton Nyte also released his 5th solo album, "The Valley" in 2010 and has recorded 2 new solo albums, one in English and one in Afrikaans, due to be released in 2014. Apart from touring his solo work from New York to New Orleans, other highlights included a feature on PRI’s “The World” and an on-air performance on “Border Crossings” to over 125 million listeners. The Awakening has enjoyed a dedicated following in South Africa since the release of "Risen" in 1997, featuring their rendition of "The Sound Of Silence", now a cult classic. Numerous nation-wide tours, headline slots at festivals like Oppikoppi and Ramfest and extensive radio and media support have maintained The Awakening's iconic status and fueled the necessity for another South African tour. See the band Thursday 20 March - Rumours Lounge (Johannesburg, West Rand), Friday 21 March - The Doors (Johannesburg, East Rand), Saturday 22 March - Zeplins (Centurion), Wednesday 26 March - LIVE The Venue (Durban), Thursday 27 March - Barnyard (Vereeniging), Friday 28 March - Mercury Live (Cape Town) and Saturday 29 March (acoustic show) - Aandklas (Stellenbosch).