KONGOS - “I’m Only Joking” is this week’s iTunes 'Single of the Week,' download now: iTunes.com/Kongos. It is from KONGOS album Lunatic which is out now!
The album’s first single “Come With Me Now” is on fire at alternative radio where it currently sits at #2 on airplay charts in the U.S. and is #1 on the Canadian alternative charts. The accordion and slide-guitar driven “Come With Me Now” has also been gaining major traction in the sync world, being featured in promo spots, FX Network, on CW’s The Originals.
KONGOS are confirmed to perform “Come With Me Now” on NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers on April 2nd. They made their U.S. TV debut March 5th” on Jimmy Kimmel Live and last week performed on Revolt TV’s Revolt Live. They were heralded by Rolling Stone as one of 10 New Artists You Need To Know in February.
The band recently wrapped a national tour with The Airborne Toxic event and has a slew of radio shows and spring/summer dates confirmed that include festival appearances at Firefly, Sasquatch and Lollapalooza. They will play a string of dates supporting Alice In Chains starting April 25th in Tulsa, OK.
KONGOS, who are the sons to popular ’70s South African/British singer-songwriter John Kongos recently hit huge on South African airwaves, thanks to a slew of radio hits off and extensive touring across the country. The brothers are multi-instrumentalists, with Dylan and Jesse handling vocals live and playing bass and drums respectively onstage. Eldest brother Johnny plays accordion and piano, while Danny is on slide and regular guitar.
4/4 Denver, CO The Marquis
4/19 Richmond, VA Richmond International Raceway
4/25 Tulsa, OK Brady Theatre – supporting Alice In Chains
4/26 Frisco, TX FC Dallas Stadium – EDGEFEST
4/28 Austin, TX The Moody Theater – supporting Alice In Chains
4/29 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center – supporting Alice In Chains
5/1 Robinsonville, MS Horseshoe Tunica – supporting Alice In Chains
5/2 Cherokee, NC Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center – supporting Alice In Chains
5/3 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion – DC 101 Radio show
5/8 Toronto, Ontario The Opera House
5/11 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center – Radio 104.5 Bday Show
5/12 Baltimore, MD The 8x10
5/TBA Quincy, WA Gorge Amphitheater – Sasquatch Festival
6/TBA Dover, DE Firefly Festival
6/TBA Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
8/TBA Montreal, Quebec Osheaga Music and Arts Festival
8/3 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza