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EPIC RECORDS NEW SIGNING KONGOS SCORES #1 MOST ADDED AT ALTERNATIVE RADIO THIS WEEK WITH “COME WITH ME NOW”

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(February 3rd, 2014 – New York, NY)  KONGOS—four Arizona-based brothers (by way of London and South Africa)—are buzzing and ready to  conquer the U.S. with their single “Come With Me Now” which grabbed the #1 most-added slot on the Alternative Rock charts.   It is already receiving Top-10 airplay at many stations and quickly exploding throughout the country,heralding a meteoric rise for KONGOS, whose
“classic rock elements, African rhythms and Balkan beats” combine for a sound that’s truly alternative and instantly memorable.  The accordion and slide-guitar driven “Come With Me Now” is gaining steam online too, the video can be seen below.  Additionally, “Come With Me Now” has been used in promos for the NFL, NBA and ESPN and in the trailer for the Leos Carax 2012 art house film Holy Motors.

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“Come With Me Now”

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Lunatic, out now, is the stunning 12-song Epic debut for the siblings, born to popular ’70s South African/British singer-songwriter John Kongos.  KONGOS recently hit huge on South African airwaves, thanks to a slew of radio hits off Lunatic and extensive touring across the country.  They’ve headlined some of South Africa’s biggest festivals and have played to crowds reaching 65,000.  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 .
KONGOS, who have toured overseas with Linkin Park, Dispatch and AWOLNATION, will hit the road with The Airborne Toxic Event for a U.S. tour starting Feb. 5th in St. Petersburg, FL (dates below).  They are also confirmed to join the Foo Fighters, Outkast, Jack Johnson and other luminaries at the Firefly Festival on June 21st in Dover, Delaware with more tour dates being added soon.

 

KONGOS 2014 TOUR

2/5       St. Petersburg, FL – State Theater w/The Airborne Toxic Event

2/6       Orlando, FL – The Social w/The Airborne Toxic Event

2/7       Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club w/The Airborne Toxic Event

2/8       New Orleans, LA – Civic Theater w/The Airborne Toxic Event

2/10     Nashville, TN – Exit/In w/The Airborne Toxic Event

2/11     Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard w/ The Airborne Toxic Event

2/12     St. Louis, MO – The Pageant w/The Airborne Toxic Event

2/13     Chicago – The Cubby Bear w/The Airborne Toxic Event

2/14     Detroit – The Fillmore w/The Airborne Toxic Event

2/15     Milwaukee, WI – The Rave at the Eagles Club w/The Airborne Toxic Event

2/17     Kansas City at Riot Room – Headline show – Headline Show

2/20     NYC, NY – Mercury Lounge

3/14     Denver, CO – Lodo’s Bar and Grill

6/21     Dover, DE – Firefly Music festival w/Foo Fighters, Imagine Dragons, Outkast, Lumineers, Weezer, Arctic Monkeys, and more.

 

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One Comment

  1. These guys are making some seriously innovative music, and I’m really diggin’ it. Come With Me Now is a fantastic track, and I’m glad to see it start getting the attention it deserves!

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