Ziggy Alberts arrives in South Africa this week for his debut tour with shows in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town
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Australian independent singer-songwriter Ziggy Alberts is about to arrive in South Africa as he makes his debut on African soil as part of his REWIND TOUR. The long-awaited tour includes three date performances in town favourite venues, including the Barnyard Theatre in Durban, San Quentin (Shed 6) at the Prison Break Market in Johannesburg and Café Roux in Cape Town (which is already SOLD OUT).
Ziggy Alberts is excited for his first tour of SA, saying “I’ve had many messages over the years from South African listeners asking me to come over and play shows and it feels so good to be finally doing it! I’m planning a slightly more acoustic intimate show – it’s going to be special. I’m super excited and can’t wait to meet everyone.”
DATES & TIMES FOR THE SOUTH AFRICAN REWIND TOUR, ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Wednesday, 12 October 2022 / DURBAN
Venue: Barnyard Theatre, Suncoast Casino, Durban
Times: Starts at 6pm / Ends at 10pm
Tickets available from https://www.barnyardtheatre.co.za/show.aspx?sid=1211&vid=24
Ziggy Alberts will be supported by Gary Nixon (from the Kickstands)
Saturday, 15 October 2022 / JOHANNESBURG
Venue: San Quentin (Shed 6) At Prison Break Market – Midrand, Johannesburg
Times: Starts at 6pm / Ends at 10pm
Tickets available from https://breakout.howler.co.za/events/ziggy-alberts-rewind-tour-johannesburg-eb63
Ziggy Alberts will be supported by Martin Gill
Sunday, October 16, 2022 // CAPE TOWN
Venue: Café Roux – Noordhoek, Cape Town
Times: Starts at 5pm / Ends at 8pm
TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT
For more info go to https://breakoutevents.co.za/
Ziggy Alberts’ first ever South African visit will anticipate the release of his forthcoming sixth studio album, DANCING IN THE DARK, out 04 November 2022.
Musically, Ziggy’s sound has raised comparisons to the likes of early Ben Howard or Jack Johnson. His sound is laid back, soulful and folk-tinged, and his songwriting is honest and personal. Whilst Ziggy Alberts is similar to his contemporaries in writing about his personal experiences, his music is layered with subtextual references to issues close to his heart, such as the natural world, the human experience and the wider planet.
DANCING IN THE DARK has been driven by real-time releases, including the singles I BELIEVE, TATTOOS, THE GREAT DIVIDE and most recently, THE SUN & THE SEA featuring Donovan Woods, which all find their home on the album. The new record sits in a genre – self-titled by Ziggy – as “Future Folk”. In his own words, “the album is a blend of the honest and raw, with the smoothness and touch of synthesised soundscapes, intentional tuning and programmed organic samples… that reflects accurately the range of experiences we are having as humans in our current world.” Matched with Ziggy’s storytelling and sincere songwriting, DANCING IN THE DARK shows yet another step in Alberts’ growth as an artist, his music and personal explorations, both introspectively and in the natural world.
Founder of his independent label, Commonfolk Records, and book publishing house, Commonfolk Publishing, Ziggy Alberts has managed to craft what many musicians and authors dream of – the ability to tell a story on their own terms. In 2022, Ziggy was awarded an APRA for his track letting go. He has also earned ARIA Platinum certifications for Laps Around The Sun (Double Platinum), Gone, Runaway, Heaven, Love Me Now, Stronger and Four Feet in the Forest (EP), plus Gold certifications for his Laps Around The Sun album and six tracks in his catalogue.
Tickets to the REWIND TOUR – SOUTH AFRICA 2022 are on sale from https://breakoutevents.co.za/