FOKOFPOLISIEKAR celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Swanesong
Back in 2006, SA’s favourite rock stars FOKOFPOLISIEKAR were still earning their stripes and making a name for themselves. With the release of their EP Brand Suid-Afrika, it was obvious that this was a band to watch out for. It was also during that year that they recorded Swanesang which firmly cemented their reputation as pure and unadulterated rock n roll and resulted in the band taking a break from the music scene.
‘’2003 – 2006 was a crazy roller-coaster ride. None of us were ready for how intense the ride was going to be. The touring and endless parties started taking its toll. We had to make a decision. Now, 10 years later, I can confess that we made the right one. The 8 months break we took in 2007 was the best move we as a band could have made,’’ says Wynand Myburgh, manager and bassist of Fokofpolisiekar.
Ten years later and FOKOF has become one of the country’s most influential acts having resulted in the inception of award winning bands: aKING, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Van Coke Kartel and Francois van Coke’s successful solo career.
2016 saw the official release of the Swanesang vinyl in July, a banging tour, fun competitions, and hopefully solving the mystery of how Johnny de Ridder doesn’t appear to age.
Swanesang is a 12” 180grams vinyl in a 300gms gatefold sleeve. The vinyl itself is white packaged in a black polybag. Only 500 vinyl were produced and will be available on the #swanesang10 Vinyl Launch Tour and from their official website (fokofpolisiekar.co.za).
Remaining tour dates:
Date: 5 Augustus 2016
Venue: The Assembly
Address: 61 Harrington Street, District Six, Cape Town, 8001
Contact: 021 465 7286
Buy tickets here.
Early bird – R80
Pre-sold – R100
Door – R120
Date: 6 Augustus 2016
Line up: Fokofpolisiekar & others
Address: Northam, Limpopo
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / 012 326 0560
Performance time: TBC
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