Arno Carstens winter tour
South African rock legend Arno Carstens is releasing a new album.
The as yet untitled album was written in part in New York, London, Johannesburg and Cape Town and is being produced by Carstens himself and Brendan Jury.
It will be released in the third quarter of 2012.
The first single is Two Dogs. Carstens says he wrote Two Dogs in Johannesburg last year.
“I was on tour with Springbok Nude Girls at the time, we had just gotten back to SA from London, recording and touring Apes with Shades. Two Dogs, and the whole album in fact, deals with the beauty and intricacies of life; triumphs of spirit and turbulence of everyday living.”
It’s been a busy year for Carstens. After writing, recording and touring with The Nude Girls Carstens set aside some time to focus on his first solo art exhibition, Arno Plus and The Blind Tiger Sessions, a notable success that took place in Cape Town earlier this year and that will travel to Johannesburg towards the end of 2012.
These collaborative sessions, which involved working with a variety of artists in visual and audio fields, included the successful single collaboration with DJ Skazi on the nationally acclaimed track Down To Eden.
To herald the release of the first single off the forthcoming album, Carstens and his band will be embarking on a nationwide theatre tour, showcasing both new material and the hits from both his solo career and as lead singer of Springbok Nude Girls.
The Winter Theatre Tour – Wintour – will include the following dates:
July 5: Guy Butler Theatre, Grahamstown, National Arts Festival
July 13: Kalahari Theatre, George
July 14: Baxter Theatre Cape Town
July 16: Atterbury Theatre, Pretoria
July 20: Hilton College Theatre, Hilton, Kwazulu-Natal
July 21: Playhouse Theatre Durban
July 26: Pro Musica, Roodepoort, Johannesburg
July 27: Alexander Theatre, Braamfontein, Johannesburg