FOKOFPOLISIEKAR – Doing what they do best

The Lugsteuring Vinyl & Bose Kringloop Tour

“Dis ‘n bose kringloop en onder draai die duiwel rond.”
(It’s a vicious cycle and underneath is where the devil roams)
‘Sielswartgat’ from Lugsteuring (2004)

FOKOFPOLISIEKAR is known as one of South Africa’s most popular rock bands of the past decade.
In 2004, the band released their first full length album, Lugsteuring. Fokofpolisiekar is not known for letting milestones like these go uncelebrated.

“There is a song called ‘Sielswartgat’ on Lugsteuring with these lyrics:  ‘Dis ‘n bose kringloop en onder draai die duiwel rond’.  (“It’s a vicious cycle and underneath is where the devil roams.”)  This stuck with me when I thought of a name for the tour.  We started touring eleven years ago and we still do it.
It’s a vicious cycle…”
Wynand Myburgh,   Fokofpolisiekar’s bassist.

The guys are taking to the road again to do what they do best… to rally up audiences, to reviveLugsteuring’s raw energy and to channel it to their thousands of fans. Fokofpolisiekar will release a limited edition Lugsteuring vinyl during the Bose Kringloop Tour.  Only 500 copies will be up for sale.

“The product will have a classic rock album feel, just like Lugsteuring’s sound.  The artwork will resemble the original very closely – classic!” Francois van Coke, Fokofpolisiekar’s frontman.

In 2013, Fokofpolisiekar celebrated the ten year anniversary of their debut EP, As Jy met Vuur Speel sal Jy Brand, by releasing limited edition vinyls.  The demand was so high that an extra 200 copies had to be printed.  A handful of these vinyls are still available at www.thegreekmerchant.com.

Earlier this year, the band released a new single, Paranoia, as a free download from their website.  This single was downloaded over 13 000 times.  Available on their website.

BOSE KRINGLOOP TOUR

Date: 29 August 2014
Venue: Firkin, Centurion
Tickets: ONLY R20

Date: 30 August 2014
Venue: Sundowners, Alberton
With guests Megalodon & Kinky Robot
Tickets: R60

Date: 31 August 2014
Venue: Barnyard Theatre Parkview
Tickets: R150 – info here

Date: 18 September 2014
Venue: Arcade Empire Potchefstroom

Date: 19 September 2014
Rumours Lounge, Roodepoort

Date: 20 September 2014 – (Cool Inc Tattoo Expo)
Venue: Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria, South Africa

Date: 21 September 2014
Venue: Barnyard Theatre Cresta
Tickets: R150 – info here

Date: 23 September 2014
Venue: Klein Libertas Teater

Date: 26 – 28 September (Tribeone Fest)
Venue: City of Tshwane
Address: Google maps
Ticket info here

Fokofpolisiekar will play at various venues, but the highlights will be the two Barnyard shows.  These two hour shows will again be an acoustic performance followed by a full-throttle rock set.  They kick off Bose Kringloop Tour at Firkin in Centurion on  August, 29th and the cover charge there will only be R20!

Because it is 10 years since Lugsteuring’s release, the band will work some of the old classics, which they haven’t played in years, into the set.

“We are looking to play songs like as Lugsteuring, Die Grootste Gaping and My Lys Verskonings.  This is exciting, because Lugsteuring is certainly one of our favourite albums as a band.” Jaco Snakehead Venter, Fokofpolisiekar’s drummer.