Cape Town - Cult followers of alternative rock music will be able to enjoy a once in a lifetime experience after it was announced that Myles Kennedy, famed lead singer of the multi-million selling Alter Bridge, will be performing in South Africa for two exclusive shows - one in Cape Town and one in Pretoria - during March 2018.
"An Evening with Myles Kennedy" promises to be stripped back, intimate and disarming, and the first time that Kennedy will be performing acoustic versions of songs reflecting the entire repertoire of the magnificent career he has enjoyed to date. With massive success stretching over two decades, Kennedy will be sharing the stories behind the rock anthems that raised him to fame and his musical journey that ensured that he will forever leave his distinctive mark on music royalty history.
Only a limited amount of tickets will be on sale for each performance in Cape Town and Pretoria, so the shows are expected to be sold out well in advance. Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday 19 December through Computicket.
"I could not be more excited about these very special shows," says Andy Mac, founder of AMP Events. "Watching true, authentic artists performing their material in a stripped-down, acoustic format is one of my great loves. Myles is undeniably one of the greatest rock singers in history, and the thought of experiencing his artistry in this format is positively goose-bump inducing!"
As the distinctive voice and frontman of both Alter Bridge and SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Myles Kennedy is undeniably one of the greatest rock singers of our time. Alter Bridge burst onto the music scene with the album One Day Remains, which was certified Gold, with millions of additional records being sold worldwide over the course of five studio albums.
During 2008, the legacy of Myles Kennedy found its way to the members of Led Zeppelin. A now legendary part of rock history, Kennedy was asked to jam with Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham for a potential project that never materialised. In 2009, Guns N’ Roses guitarist, SLASH, was working on a solo project and got Kennedy to record vocals on two of the songs for the release. This partnership led to Kennedy becoming the lead vocalist for SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators. They have released two albums under that moniker. Kennedy also further been acknowledged as Loudwire’s Rock Vocalist of the Year for three years in-a-row.
2018 will mark a new chapter in Kennedy’s career as he will be releasing his long-awaited debut solo album, Year of the Tiger. The album is a whole new direction for Kennedy creatively, showcasing the talent that has made him one of the premiere frontmen in modern music today.
"An Evening with Myles Kennedy" is proudly presented by AMP Events and will take place at the Grand Arena, GrandWest in Cape Town on 6 March and at the Sun Arena, Time Square, Menlyn in Pretoria on 10 March 2018. Both arenas are being reconfigured into more intimate, theatre-type layouts to complement the nature of these shows.
Tickets will be available from R395 through Computicket from Tuesday 19 December.