SAMA nominated instrumental-rock band – KIDOFDOOM – who prevailed over South Africa’s stages from 2005 until their last show in 2011 – returns to fans across the country this June for a reunion tour.
The band, currently consisting of Richard Brokensha, Ryk Benade, Matthieu Auriacombe and Johan Auriacombe, are excited to be touring South Africa again after they laid down the axes after their last show at Kirstenbosch in 2011. They missed playing and making music together and thus came up with the idea of a reunion tour.
They have been working on set lists and dusting off old tracks which have not been played in a very long time – not even on their last album launch tour. Their sets on their nationwide tour will comprise of a good balance between their first and second album, including unreleased tracks.
“Fans can look forward to loud and energetic shows accompanied by a celebration of lights. It will be a nostalgic couple of shows but we are most excited to see all our friends from all over the country.
Red Heart Rum Presents:
KIDOFDOOM Reunion Tour 2013:
Friday, 14 June 2013 – The Assembly, Cape Town
Saturday, 15 June 2013 – Town Hall, Johannesburg
Friday, 12 July 2013 – Arcade Empire, Pretoria
Saturday, 13 July 2013 – Live The Venue, Durban
Friday, 9 August 2013 – OppiKoppi, Northam
This tour is proudly sponsored by Red Heart Rum, Ja?germeister, MK and Music Connection.
KIDOFDOOM began their stage career in late 2005 but were first recognized through the disco-punk and indie-dance scene which exploded across South Africa in early 2006. They released their self-titled debut album in October 2007, and from there the band was able to find its place into the main stream armed with a strong following giving them recognition and headlining slots at festivals such as Oppikoppi, Ramfest, Vortex, Woodstock and Earthdance.
Using the typical rock set up of a drummer, a bass player and two guitarists to create music that is atypical of rock, KIDOFDOOM on the surface appears to be a text book example of a post-rock band, but have seemingly evolved the genre into what they call ‘deep-space-champion-pop’. Adding synths, a theremin and the unusual absence of vocals to the mix, applies a completely different aesthetic to the genre giving KIDOFDOOM the standout show that few bands can provide.
In October 2009, the band released their critically acclaimed second album – My Faith In War, which earned them a SAMA nomination for ‘Best Instrumental Album’ in 2010. After they toured the album, they decided to take a break and focus on their personal lives and individual careers outside the band.