Garbage, a world phenom rock band, is set for a concert in South Africa as part of their Version 2.0 World Tour. The band is considered one of the most highly successful rock acts to grace the music scene starting from its self-titled album release in 1995 to the Garbage album 2016 titled Strange Little Birds. The four-person band has consistently created great music with a refreshing sound as evidenced by their hits Stupid Girl, Queer, Garbage, and more.
More on Version 2.0
Version 2.0 is Garbage’s second album after its hugely successful first eponymous record. This album was both a commercial success and critically acclaimed, selling millions of copies worldwide and winning them prestigious music awards.
After the album’s release, the band scheduled a Version 2.0 World Tour. Their second one, it spans 18 months from North America, Asia, Europe, Australia, to South Africa and is expected to draw tens and thousands of crowds across continents and countries.
Version 2.0 South Africa Leg
Dubbed as one of the much anticipated musical acts to happen in South Africa and raising excitement among indie fans to boot, the Version 2.0 South Africa leg headlines Garbage, and support performance from an up-and-coming contemporary band, Placebo. The American rock band is scheduled to perform on two stops in the country: (1) July 28, 1999 at the Standard Bank Arena in one of the largest cities, Johannesburg; and (2) July 31, 1999 at the Three Arts Theatre in the capital of Cape Town.
Garbage’s two-day concert, four-play show in South Africa is produced by Real Concerts, local radio station 5FM and MTV. Real Concerts production has been known to bring in some of the most notable artists with unique musicality to South Africa. 5FM, on the other hand, was thrilled to bring Garbage to the country as the band also have several of their songs top in the local radio charts. In addition, this endeavor honors their commitment to bring music more than the mainstream for discerning music fans.
After the said two-day concert in South Africa, Garbage will then fly to finish the leg of their Version 2.0 World Tour with New Zealand and Australia on their schedules next.
South Africa Music Scene
There is a notion that the country seems to be in a musical backwater in the late 90s and early 00s. However, this isn’t the case. In fact, it was in the early 90s that South Africa experienced a musical rebirth.
Progressive sounds like hip-hop, techno, and specifically, rock have grown in popularity. Over the years, music producers have brought in a number of worldwide acts that are known for their unique blend of musicality with Massive Attack and Skunk Anansie to name a few. This is where Garbage come into the picture. South Africans were looking for music beyond mainstream and with Garbage’s innovative melodies and introspective lyrics, they are a hit in the country!