Academy Events proudly presents
O2 ABC2 Glasgow – Monday 30th May 2011 (£15.00 adv)
O2 Academy2 Newcastle – Tuesday 31st May 2011 (£15.00 adv)
O2 Academy2 Sheffield – Wednesday 1st June 2011 (£15.00 adv)
O2 Academy2 Birmingham – Thursday 2nd June 2011 (£15.00 adv)
O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – Saturday 4th June 2011 (£18.00 adv)
O2 Academy2 Oxford – Sunday 5th June 2011 (£15.00 adv)
O2 Academy Bristol – Tuesday 7th June 2011 (£15.00 adv)
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Tickets on general sale Friday 4th March 2011 at 9am
Following support slots with U2 on the South African leg of the band’s 360 tour, Academy Events proudly present alternative rock band Springbok Nude Girls playing live in the UK this summer.
One of South Africa’s greatest exports, the Nude Girls burst onto South Africa’s indie music scene in the late ‘90s and immediately stood out with a sound that eclectically marries rock with a variety of South African musical tastes. Standing seamlessly, shoulder to shoulder you get excitable snatches of punk, reggae, metal, funk, jazz and psychedelica, all played with some real African-esque punch. Combine this with lead singer Arno Carstens’ tremendous vocal capabilities and the band’s exhilarating live performance it is clear why Springbok Nude Girls have garnered a huge cult following both in their homeland and worldwide.
With Number 1 singles, sold out live shows, numerous awards (Best Rock Album for two consecutive years at the South African Music Awards) and five albums under their collective belt, the Nude Girls took an extended hiatus in 2001, which saw band members exploring their own paths. Some moved away from music completely, whilst Arno Carstens and Theo Crous experienced much success with their solo careers. In 2006, the Springbok Nude Girls were back due to popular demand, with all five original members in tact, taking the alternative music scene by storm again with their 2007 album, ‘Peace Breaker’.
Springbok Nude Girls have continued to excite fans with their explosive live shows whilst recording new material and these dates will see the band return to the UK for the first time since recording their DVD “Live at The Astoria” in 2007.
“I think I can speak on the behalf of the whole band when I express my excitement on returning to the UK for this tour. We have had some of our best shows around London and are looking forward to spreading the music even further. Springbok Nude Girls is a musical love relationship on more than one levels.”- Arno Carstens.
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