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Ziggy Alberts arrives in South Africa this week for his debut tour with shows in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town

By Underground Press

Published Monday, 10 October 2022 08:27

10 OCTOBER 2022 – Australian independent singer-songwriter Ziggy Alberts is about to arrive in South Africa as he makes his debut on African soil as part of his REWIND TOUR.  The long-awaited tour includes three date performances in town favourite venues, including the Barnyard Theatre in Durban, San Quentin (Shed 6) at the Prison Break Market in Johannesburg and Café Roux in Cape Town (which is already SOLD OUT).

Ziggy Alberts is excited for his first tour of SA, saying “I've had many messages over the years from South African listeners asking me to come over and play shows and it feels so good to be finally doing it! I'm planning a slightly more acoustic intimate show - it's going to be special. I'm super excited and can't wait to meet everyone.”

DATES & TIMES FOR THE SOUTH AFRICAN REWIND TOUR, ARE AS FOLLOWS:

Wednesday, 12 October 2022 / DURBAN

Venue: Barnyard Theatre, Suncoast Casino, Durban
Times: Starts at 6pm / Ends at 10pm
Tickets available from barnyardtheatre.co.za/
Ziggy Alberts will be supported by Gary Nixon (from the Kickstands)

Saturday, 15 October 2022 / JOHANNESBURG

Venue: San Quentin (Shed 6) At Prison Break Market - Midrand, Johannesburg
Times: Starts at 6pm / Ends at 10pm
Tickets available from breakout.howler.co.za/
Ziggy Alberts will be supported by Martin Gill

Sunday, October 16, 2022 // CAPE TOWN

Venue: Café Roux – Noordhoek, Cape Town
Times: Starts at 5pm / Ends at 8pm
TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT

For more info, go to Break Out Events.

Ziggy Alberts’ first ever South African visit will anticipate the release of his forthcoming sixth studio album, DANCING IN THE DARK, out 04 November 2022

Musically, Ziggy’s sound has raised comparisons to the likes of early Ben Howard or Jack Johnson. His sound is laid back, soulful and folk-tinged, and his songwriting is honest and personal. Whilst Ziggy Alberts is similar to his contemporaries in writing about his personal experiences, his music is layered with subtextual references to issues close to his heart, such as the natural world, the human experience and the wider planet. 

DANCING IN THE DARK has been driven by real-time releases, including the singles I BELIEVE, TATTOOS, THE GREAT DIVIDE and most recently, THE SUN & THE SEA featuring Donovan Woods, which all find their home on the album. The new record sits in a genre - self-titled by Ziggy - as "Future Folk". In his own words, “the album is a blend of the honest and raw, with the smoothness and touch of synthesised soundscapes, intentional tuning and programmed organic samples... that reflects accurately the range of experiences we are having as humans in our current world.” Matched with Ziggy's storytelling and sincere songwriting, DANCING IN THE DARK shows yet another step in Alberts' growth as an artist, his music and personal explorations, both introspectively and in the natural world.

Founder of his independent label, Commonfolk Records, and book publishing house, Commonfolk Publishing, Ziggy Alberts has managed to craft what many musicians and authors dream of - the ability to tell a story on their own terms. In 2022, Ziggy was awarded an APRA for his track letting goHe has also earned ARIA Platinum certifications for Laps Around The Sun (Double Platinum), Gone, Runaway, Heaven, Love Me Now, Stronger and Four Feet in the Forest (EP), plus Gold certifications for his Laps Around The Sun album and six tracks in his catalogue.

Tickets to the REWIND TOUR – SOUTH AFRICA 2022 are on sale from Break Out Events.

PRESS QUOTES:

"Ziggy Alberts is an Aussie troubadour, songwriter and poet. His visceral lyrics tell deeply personal stories of life, love, the human condition, and the cultural complexities we navigate - while his catchy acoustics deliver each message with the sort of indie-folk simplicity that sticks," – Skye Mallac, Texx and the City

“Ziggy Alberts has always imbued his art with a special aura – this ineffable warm glow resonating throughout his songs – yet never before has he shined as bright or sounded as bold as he does on his fifth studio album. The coastal folk singer/songwriter turns his visceral inward focus out on society and the world at large in searching for freedom, a record whose powerful messages of sustainability, peace, justice, and understanding are sure to resonate with all who listen.”– Atwood, UK

“Alberts has proven time and again that his back-to-basics approach to production and songwriting has left him one of the most reliably authentic artists on the scene.” – Pop Wrapped, US

“For fans who’ve been following Ziggy's career from day dot, his increasing popularity wouldn't come as a shock. To everyone else, the Ziggy story is probably still something of a surprise. He's a self-made success, and it's a grassroots swell plenty of people are getting behind” – Triple J

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Ziggy Alberts is an Australian singer-songwriter and author who has established himself as one of Australia's leading independent artists. His genuine grassroots story has lifted his artistry into universal acclaim, captivating audiences across the globe - a testament to his songwriting ability and powerful live performance.
Founder of his own independent label, Commonfolk Records, and book publishing house, Commonfolk Publishing, Ziggy Alberts has managed to craft what many musicians and authors dream of - the ability to tell a story on their own terms. His forthcoming sixth-studio album, DANCING IN THE DARK, due November 2022, will be yet another example of how he showcases his artistic growth and shares his ever-evolving story with the world.
With over 1.6 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone, show sizes on the continuous rise and praise from the likes of Billboard Magazine, American Songwriter, Ear Milk and Clash UK, there is no doubt this will be Ziggy Alberts’ year. In 2022, Ziggy was awarded with an APRA for his track letting go. He has also earned ARIA Platinum certifications for Laps Around The Sun (Double Platinum), Gone, Runaway, Heaven, Love Me Now, Stronger and Four Feet in the Forest (EP) plus, Gold certifications for his Laps Around The Sun album and six tracks in his catalogue.

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