If there was any doubt that Van Coke Kartel has well and truly taken over the music scene, then 2012 has eradicated any such notions. The rockers walked away as ultimate winners at this year’s MK Awards, with keys in hand to their new Hyundai H1 bus as prize for their title of Best Group. They also claimed the titles for Best Live- and Best Rock act.
This never-say-die band is also nominated for a SAMA award in the category – Best Rock Album. Having already won two in the past – will the band take the award home yet again? We’ll have to wait and see, but we reckon their chances are pretty damn good.
And whilst all this patting on the back is going on (hey, these guys deserve it, no doubt), the band is working hard – fans can expect the music video for Tot die Son Uitkom to be released at the end of April. Van Coke Kartel will also record two ‘live’ music videos in April in conjunction with RE Jeans (Woolworths) and The Assembly in Cape Town. These videos for Almal is Bang and Moenie dink nie, wil be released online at the end of April.
Sjoe – are you keeping up with all this? Because there’s still more – the band have released more gig dates. Catch Van Coke Kartel live at the following venues:
Date: 5 April 2012
Programme: Van Coke Kartel & Others
Venue: Splashy Fen, Durban
Tickets: R150 – R650
Date: 6 April
Line-up: Van Coke Kartel, Huis Najaar and Bittersoet September.
Venue: The World of Windows @ The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Address: 70 Prince Albert Road, North End, Port Elizabeth
Tickets: R40 pre-sold / R60 at The Door on the night
Bookings: Available at Urban Lava Advertising – 1 Stanley Street, Richmond Hill, Port Elizabeth and from – Huis Najaar and Bittersoet September.
Date: 7 April
Line-up: Van Coke Kartel
Venue: Jamstreet Theater Musiekplaas, KKNK, Oudtshoorn
Bookings: Hilltoplive:012 326 0560
SkyRoomLive – 10 April 2012
On the 10th of April, Van Coke Kartel will be seen at an exclusive SkyRoomLive function. They’ll be performing on top of a 20 story sky scraper in the heart of Johannesburg. This performance will be broadcasted LIVE and worldwide via www.skyroomlive.com and Facebook.
Date: 11 April
Programme: Van Coke Kartel & Tot Stilstand.
Venue: Café Barcelona, Elardus Park, Pretoria
Address: Corner Delmas & Barnard street.
Bookings: (012) 345 3602.
Date: 12 April
Programme: Van Coke Kartel
Venue: Die Liedjieboer
Address: Corner R562/Olifantsfontein- & Cilliers Road
Bookings: Hennie – 0834412644
Date: 13 April
Programme: Van Coke Kartel Acoustic
Venue: Boma, Alberton
Address: Fore & Ring Road West, New Redruth
Date: 14 April
Programme: Van Coke Kartel
Venue: Rio Casino, Klerksdorp
Address: Rio Boulevard, Meiringspark, Extension 8, Klerksdorp, 2570
Bookings: (018) 469 9100
Date: 27 April
Programme: Van Coke Kartel & others
Venue: MK by die Dam, Vaal Dam
Tickets: R180 – R475
Exclusive and previously unreleased Van Coke Kartel content, is now available at airbornemusic.com/vancokekartel.