Due to the adding of the Durban show, we are needing to shuffle things up a little making it more interesting.
Each showcase DBN - JHB - CTN will host two (2) new local acts who have NOT played at Witchfest 2015 and are hoping to earn a spot on Witchfest 2016.
Based on the performance and various other aspects of the two local acts, Witchdoctor Productions will decide if 1, 2 or NONE of them get offered a slot on WITCHFEST 2016.
Theatre Runs Red
Become The Watcher
Tickets are R350 PRE SALE and R450 at the door. Limited to 400 per show.
Pre Sale ticket here: https://www.witchdoctorproductions.com/shop/regular-tickets/aborted-sa-tour-2015/
Friday, July 17 at 7:00pm
Wishbone Ash, one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock, will play 1 night only at Live - The Venue in Durban as part of the South African leg of their 2015 Blue Horizon World Tour.
Due to popular demand, the group will feature their bestselling “Live Dates” album in its entirety, in addition to
tracks from their new studio album, “Blue Horizon” on the 2015 tour.
Formed in 1969, Wishbone Ash has to its credit 24 original studio recordings, 10 live albums and four live DVDs
along with a DVD rockumentary “This is Wishbone Ash”. They have made records in both the UK and the US,
working with producers of the calibre of Tom Dowd (Cream, Clapton & Lynyrd Skynyrd) and Bill Szymczyk
(Eagles, Joe Walsh & The Who).
The band is led by founding member Andy Powell on guitar and vocals, trading licks with Finland’s guitar wizard
Muddy Manninen. Bassist Bob Skeat, a 17-year veteran of the band and in-demand studio musician, sets the
pace with Joe Crabtree, one of the best of Britain’s new breed of drummers whose performance credits include
Pendragon and David Cross of King Crimson.
Recorded on tour and released in 1973, “Live Dates” is Wishbone Ash's best-selling album, even
outpacing the perennially popular “Argus” (1972), which attained global gold status.
“We played all these old town halls in Britain in the 1970s and used the Rolling Stones mobile recording truck.
These Victorian venues have great acoustics for rock and roll, so the sound to tape was overall really good; and
the audiences were extremely lively, adding to the atmosphere. We had the luxury of choosing between many takes of different songs in many different locations” says Andy Powell.
In 2014, Wishbone Ash released Blue Horizon to international acclaim. According to Andy Powell, the new album's diversity reflects the culmination of several factors.
“The band basically lives together year-round, so we have a very strong level of communication that translates in
our performances and recordings,” says Powell. “We've come to an era where the industry has to pigeonhole a
band as Classic Rock, Prog Rock, Heritage Rock and so on. The truth is that we have always kept our options
open and always relied on the musicianship of the players to lead the way. It's fun to be stylistically diverse and
this has in its way, contributed to our longevity.”
Lynyrd Skynyrd cites Wishbone Ash as a primary influence on their style along with Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden and, more recently, heavyweights like Opeth. All have been transformed by the original, legendary twin-guitar approach of Wishbone Ash - there is no other rock band in history that has done more with the twin guitar concept than The Ash.
Long time fans and new converts will find that Wishbone Ash offers an undeniable concert experience.
R350 - Meet & Greet with the band in Private VIP Bar (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)
R250 - Seating in front of the stage
R175 - General Standing
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!
Support Acts to be announced so WATCH THIS SPACE!