South Africa has seen its fair share of folk-rock artists in the past year with Mumford and Sons and Of Monsters and Men both selling out their respective shows. 2017 shall see yet another folk-rock artist head to our shores with The Lumineers returning to South Africa in support of their sophomore album Cleopatra. The Lumineers were last here in 2014 and completely blew us away with their delicate yet update folk-rock sound. 2017 shall see them returning with a much darker and provocative sound as their new songs have pushed them into an alternative rock direction tempered by the initial whimsy of their debut album.
Some people may ask why Big Concerts has decided to bring The Lumineers to South Africa when it was very recently that Seed Experiences brought them to South Africa? Well, it makes sense considering that it is an album tour in support of their latest album, but I think the reason goes a bit deeper than that. This year has proven that South Africa wants to see these modern folk-rock bands based on how successful Hilltop Live was with Mumford and Sons and furthermore how successful Seed Experiences was with Of Monsters and Men. The logical move for Big Concerts would be to follow up on this success and capitalise on it with another equally popular folk-rock band. Sure, it may ignore the current trends in the global and local market with regards to the artists people want to see such as Blink 182, Green Day Kendrick Lamar, Pearl Jam, Twenty One Pilots, and variety of others, but at least they haven’t gone and bought in 30 Seconds to Mars for the fourth time. All in all, The Lumineers are a solid choice to bring it as a buffer between major acts and based on previous performances – they won’t disappoint.
Tickets go on sale on Friday 9th September at 9am via www.bigconcerts.com and Computicket. The Lumineers shall be performing in Cape Town on 26th April 2017 at Green Point Park and 28th April 2017 at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg.
Wednesday 26th April 2017
Green Point Park, Cape Town
Ticket Price: R630
Friday 28th April 2017
The Dome, Johannesburg
Ticket Price: R405 – R745