Saturday 29 October 2011
Nasrec Road, Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa
Kings of Leon have announced details of two huge headline stadium shows for South Africa in 2011 that will see the band perform in Johannesburg and Cape Town during March next year. The tour, presented by Nokia and 5fm, is scheduled for Cape Town Stadium (on the 26th October 2011) and FNB Stadium (on the 29th October 2011).
Tickets for the two concerts will be available through Computicket from Saturday the 4th of December 2010 at 09:00 and prices will range from R215 – R590.
Their highly acclaimed fifth album 'Come Around Sundown' (which is available now for download from Ovi Music with exclusive content for only R60) became their third consecutive album to debut at #1 when it topped the UK album charts on release, claiming both the biggest week one sales of the year & the biggest ever first week digital sales along the way. The album has already registered Gold in South Africa on the back of the first single, 'Radiocative', which soared into the Top 10 on 5fm while the band's new single Pyro has just been playlisted on the radio station. "Kings of Leon has been the most requested band to see live by South Africans for several years now so 5fm is anticipating them to continue their trend of selling out stadiums in record time in South Africa as they have done the world over", commented 5fm Program Manager, Vukile Zondi.
In the UK, their forthcoming brace of December arena shows sold out in seconds and the upcoming South African tour dates are set to be one of the highlights of next year's live music calendar. The Kings of Leon – Sumer 2011 South African tour dates, presented by Nokia and 5fm are as follows:
Thursday 26th October 2011, Cape Town Stadium
Sunday, 29th October 2011, FNB Stadium
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"We are really excited that Kings of Leon are coming to South Africa and that Nokia is the presenting sponsor," says Sarah Crowe, Head of Marketing for Nokia South Africa. "This is also the first time that Nokia has sponsored such a popular band and we are looking forward to two fantastic concerts."
"Nokia is all about connecting people and we have found that music is a vehicle through which people connect," says Crowe. "We encourage all Kings of Leon fans to get their tickets early to avoid disappointment."
At Nokia, we are committed to connecting people. We combine advanced technology with personalized services that enable people to stay close to what matters to them. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people connect to one another with a Nokia device – from mobile phones to advanced smartphones and high-performance mobile computers. Today, Nokia is integrating its devices with innovative services through Ovi (www.ovi.com), including music, maps, apps, email and more. Nokia's NAVTEQ is a leader in comprehensive digital mapping and navigation services, while Nokia Siemens Networks provides equipment, services and solutions for communications networks globally.
5FM is the entertainment powerhouse for youthful South Africans, offering the most popular contemporary music and entertainment. As a national Top 40 hit music radio station, 5FM is on the pulse of local and global music and content trends; thereby offering audiences access to, and an opportunity to be part of, the energy and dynamism of a fast changing youthful community.
The irreverent but stylish brand personality is augmented by a line-up of on-air talent like no other in South Africa and is the primary source of music & lifestyle trends for a nation of cool and trendy young adults. 5FM = (Music) 5 ! 5FM Mornings with Gareth Cliff won the Gold Award for The Best Breakfast Show and 5FM's DJ Fresh won Best Day time Music presenter at the 2010 Inaugural MTN Radio Awards.
5FM was voted "Coolest radio station" for the fifth year in a row in the Sunday Times' Generation Next awards 2010. RAMS results released on October 2010 reflected that 5FM's listenership has increased to 2 227 000 listeners with an average Monday to Friday figure of 1 016 000 listeners.
Win tickets by listening to 5FM in 2011 and logging on to www.5fm.co.za