CAPE TOWN: Friday 2 May, Hillcrest Quarry.
JOHANNESBURG: Saturday 3 May, THE EXPO CENTRE (Hall 8) NASREC, JHB.
The UK is very well known for breaking some of rock’s most influential acts and as of 2011 you can add ASKING ALEXANDRIA’s name to this already illustrious list. In Sept. 2009, this British sensation unleashed their debut album, Stand Up and Scream and the album quickly sent shockwaves throughout the metal/hard rock underground scene. This was a propulsive blend of aggressive music with hints of European Trance, soft catchy melodies resulting in a sound more mature than just your average play by numbers hardcore outfit. Their second album Reckless and Relentless, debuted at #9 on the Billboard Top 200 and won an Independent Music Award in 2012 for The Best Metal/Hardcore Album. Their latest album “From Death to Destiny” was released in August 2013.
“Since our formation, we have toured all over the world, released 3 studio albums album and made the most amazing friends and fans along the way. We have absolutely no intentions of slowing down.” says Ben Bruce, guitarist of ASKING ALEXANDRIA.
South Africa, are you ready to see one of the world`s most exciting, ground-breaking and heralded bands rock our shores? Ticket sales at Plankton.Mobi are open for once of shows in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The opening act in both cities is Facing the Gallows.
Facing the Gallows, one of SA`s most respected metal acts, released their debut EP in the form of a split album with friends The Dead Will Tell entitled, This Is Hate City, in 2012. The band has just released their much-anticipated latest offer, Chapters, which they will be touring around South Africa from November 2013 into 2014.
Cape Town Venue: The Hillcrest Quarry outside Durbanville is a mere 30 minute drive from Cape Town CBD (traffic depending) and can be found on the M13 (Tygervalley Road) which bridges the Tygervalley Hills between Durbanville and Parklands (Table View). Safe and secure parking will be available +/- 0.9km from the grounds, where attendees will be required to park & walk. A shuttle service will be available at R5 per single trip for any special-needs patrons or for those who just don’t feel like walking.
Johannesburg Venue: The Johannesburg Expo Centre (Hall 8) is situated just to the South-West of the city CBD on the Corner of Rand Show and Nasrec Roads, directly adjacent to the iconic “Soccer City” National Stadium. The best approaches from the directions of Pretoria, Sandton, OR Tambo Airtport, and Boemfontien are all well detailed on the venues website here.
Facilities at both venues include: Well-stocked bars (no alcohol served to u18s), Food Stalls, Security, Medics & kick ass production.Regretfully, no u16’s will be allowed, and u18’s will only be admissible if accompanied by adult (21+) supervision and their ID documents.
Tickets are R350.00 available from: Plankton.Mobi.
Facing the Gallows