Little Dragon live in SA
On the surface the quiet port city of Gothenburg doesn't seem like it would harbour much soul music but the dreamy rhythmical shifting moody creature that is Little Dragon is one of the most interesting, and inspiring, sounds to drift over the Atlantic to our shores.
As part two of the Adidas Originals Live Performances Series brought to you by We-are-awesome Events, the Swedish electro-soul foursome will be performing in Cape Town on the August 31 and Johannesburg on the September 1, 2012 with the support of local artists.
Close friends since high school, Yukimi Nagano, Fredrik Wallin, Håkan Wirenstrand and Erik Bodin have been making music together for most of their lives. In the years since, many industry heavies have recognised the fire.
While their recordings are always impressive, it is in the live setting where the Dragon really comes alive. Nearly as striking is the culturally diverse crowd that somehow turns up in every city to see them. “I think that’s kind of ideal,” Yukimi says of Little Dragon’s eclectic fan base. “That’s how, if I wished for a crowd, I would want it.” And no doubt, if that crowd could invent a band, Little Dragon is what they’d come up with.
Date: Friday, August 31
Venue: The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road, Woodstock
Date: Saturday, September 1
Venue: MOAD, 281 Commissioner Street, Maboneng Precinct
Tickets: Early Bird R200, Pre Sale R250, General Admission R300 through Webtickets