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Why do you need to see these guys live?
I'm honestly very surprised that the Durban show sold out that quickly though, its a good sign that maybe more decent international acts will head our way.
They are possibly one of the most demanded bands in the world at the moment. Their music is incredible and up to their latest album, Wilder Minds, they didn't follow mainstream style
They also headlined Glastonbury... This is quite the coup for Hilltop to pull them instead of Big Concerts, so chuffed about that. Although judging by the shyte at the last 2 koppi's I think they pushed most of the budget into them.
This year's koppi was decent, Twin Atlantic and Gogol Bordello were two incredible international artists not to mention the local talent we had there with the likes of Shortstraw and Matthew Mole (Granted wasn't his best set) but I thought this year was a jol!
They can be the most demanded band in the universe... doesn't mean you need to see them.. you really really want to see them would be considerably more accurate.
As for my reference to more decent international acts, I'm referring specifically to Durban.
Btw, The Script and One Republic are by far and away nowhere near the biggest names in the industry.
Not my definition of "real bands" but to each his own. To the best of my knowledge Iron Maiden is set to perform in South Africa in the near future but I stand to correction.
Good lord are you going to be THAT guy...
They might not be the biggest but as for being nowhere near the biggest names. I think you need to go have a look at the industry again...
I mentioned those 2 because they are both coming to SA in 2016.
You don't define them as real bands?
So what are they then?
Yes I will be THAT guy.
I am very aware of the industry actually.
Kerrang don't list them in their top 60 bands as of Dec 2014
They don't feature on Wiki's list of best selling music artists
They don't feature on MusicRadar's top 40 live acts of 2015
They don't feature on Rolling Stones 50 greatest bands of right now.