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Sat Apr 25 08:34:38 SAST 2015

KONGOS to open for Linkin Park's SA tour

Times LIVE | 04 October, 2012 09:39

UK-based band of brothers KONGOS will support Linkin Park when they perform two stadium shows live for the first time ever in South Africa.

KONGOS, a rock band is made op of brothers Johnny, Jesse, Dylan and Danny Kongos, sons of South African musician John Kongos

In 2010, KONGOS started Tokoloshe Records with their father.

Through their label they released their new album Lunatic which reached number one of the Look and Listen chart.

Their first single I’m Only Joking received 15 weeks of heavy rotation on 5FM as well as many other stations in South Africa. The music video premiered on TV 5 and is in rotation on MKTV.

The second single Come With Me Now broke into the Top 40 on 5FM and the third single Escape reached #9 on the 5FM Top 40.

Both I’m Only Joking and Come With Me Now are also ‘Homegrown Hits’ on KWSS 106.7FM in Phoenix, AZ.

The band has toured South Africa recently, and have played the country's largest music festival, Oppikoppi.

The shows take place on November 7 at Cape Town Stadium and November 10 at the Soccer City Complex, FNB Stadium, Johannesburg.  The tour is presented by Lucozade, 5FM and M-Net.

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