Venue: Grand Arena – GrandWest
Date: 7 November 2017
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Newly-formed alt rockers THE SWEET RESISTANCE have been confirmed to open for +LIVE+ in South Africa next month.
Formed in Cape Town, The Sweet Resistance have seen 3 singles off their debut album playlisted on 5FM this year. 'Feel' was at #1 on the 5FM SA Top30 and the follow-up 'Captivated' went straight to #1 on the Top 10 at 10. They received critical acclaim after opening for PIXIES in Johannesburg earlier this year. “We’ve been blessed with an incredible 2017 - and now to wrap it up by touring with +LIVE+ is a dream come true” says lead singer Tash Meister.
Presented by AMP Events, the show promises to feature all the highlights from +LIVE+’s incredible 25-year repertoire. +LIVE+ will be the first international musical act to grace the brand-new stage at the opening of Sun International’s Sun Arena at Time Square in Menlyn, Pretoria. They’ll perform there on 10 & 11 November and in Cape Town’s Grand Arena on 7 November.
“+LIVE+ is one of the greatest alt rock acts of our time and their fan base here in South Africa is second to none” says AMP CEO Andy Mac “All 3 shows are almost sold out! Now with the inclusion of the Sweet Resistance we’re in for an incredible tour”.
The original line-up of +LIVE+--Ed Kowalczyk (vocals, guitar), Chad Taylor (guitar, backing vocals), Patrick Dahlheimer(bass) and Chad Gracey (drums, percussion) recently reunited for this worldwide tour.
2017 will mark the 25th anniversary of their debut album Mental Jewelry (released December 31, 1991). The multi-platinum band from Pennsylvania have sold over 22 million albums worldwide and earned two number one albums (Throwing Copper, Secret Samadhi). Their catalog is filled with such gems as 'Lightning Crashes,' 'I Alone,' 'All Over You,' and 'Lakini’s Juice,' which live on today as classics at rock radio.
The original line-up of +LIVE+ performed their last show in July 2009 before going off in different directions. Rediscovering their friendship has healed old differences, setting the stage for the four members to come together to make music again.
The multi-platinum band from Pennsylvania have sold over 22 million albums worldwide and earned two number one albums (Throwing Copper, Secret Samadhi). Their catalog is filled with such gems as 'Lightning Crashes,' 'I Alone,' 'All Over You,' and 'Lakini’s Juice,' which live on today as classics at rock radio. Throwing Copper produced the band’s biggest single, “Lightning Crashes,” which was #1 at Modern Rock radio for 10 consecutive weeks. Throwing Copper reached #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and eventually surpassed sales of 10 million albums sold with Rolling Stone honoring the album with placement on their “1994: The 40 Best Records From Mainstream Alternative's Greatest Year.” Secret Samadhi (1997) immediately shot to #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and eventually went double platinum. The release of the platinum-sellingThe Distance to Here (1999) turned +LIVE+ into an international powerhouse and moved the band from arenas into stadiums. +LIVE+ has been and remains today a global concert juggernaut.
About Time Square
Sun International’s Time Square is Sun International’s new, flagship casino and entertainment complex in Menlyn, Pretoria. The complex comprises South Africa’s most technologically advanced casino and a restaurant hub. Time Square boasts 18 restaurants and bars by an eclectic ensemble of South African and international personalities. Each is individual in concept and character to deliver a distinctive experience. Amongst these are Forti Grill & Bar by Fortunato Mazzone (the charismatic South African chef, radio personality); Something’s Cooking by J’Something by Joao da Fonseca (the lead singer of Mi Casa and well known culinary artiste - aka J’Something) and Guy Fieri’s Kitchen and Bar South Africa by Guy Fieri (American celebrity chef, restaurateur and TV host of Guy's Big Bite and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives). On rooftop of Time Square is Altitude, a champagne garden and supper club offering panoramic views of Menlyn and beyond.
Construction of a state of the art, 8 500 seat Sun Arena, will be complete in November this year, followed by phase three, The Maslow Time Square hotel in March 2018. The only venue of its kind in Pretoria, the Arena will play host to international and local concerts, exhibitions and lifestyle events.
“+LIVE+ - The Reunion - SA Tour” is proudly presented by AMP Events.