TONY COX THE PADKOS TOUR

18 January to 8 February 2014

 

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Jan 18th Muizenburg, 25th Durbanville, 26th Knysna,

29th Port Elizabeth, 31st East London, Feb 2nd Melville, Joburg, 8th Magaliesberg, Pretoria

 On the advent of his 60th birthday this January and as busy as ever, acoustic guitar legend, Tony Cox heads out on the road for a series of shows to promote and perform music from his upcoming album PadkosWhen the tour reaches Johannesburg Cox will go into the recording studio with producers Joe Arthur and Victor Masondo who worked with Cox on several SAMA award-winning albums. The album will be printed and pressed and ready to go by the end of February 2014.

 

7 INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT – TONY COX – photo by Louis Grobler – www.pndwind.blogspot.com

The Padkos Tour begins in Cape Town on 18 January in Muizenburg, then Durbanville on 25th, Knysna 26th, Port Elizabeth 29th, East London 31s and February 2nd Melville, Johannesburg. These performances are at 20h00. The final concert on Saturday 8thFebruary is in Magaliesberg, Pretoria at 12h30. Tickets cost R100 at all venues. Padkos promises to be a project quite unlike Cox has ever produced before. Having built his entire career around his ‘only original’ work ethic with one or two rare deviations, Cox has decided to do almost an entire album of covers which will be South African tunes that include songs and melodies from his life’s journey; music that he loved and was inspired by; shared and performed in the guitar style that made him the widely known and respected musician in SA and well beyond its borders. Without giving too much away, Bright Blue’s Weeping is in the album as is Jabulani by P J powers and Juluka’s Impi.

‘Besides being told countless times by folks from around the world, sometimes in very exotic climes, that they often travel listening to my music, I also absorbed a lot of SA music on lengthy road trips. On the road, car packed to the rafters with gear; on my way out to yet another destination, another show; always padkos packed nicely, such an important ingredient on any road trip and nothing like scoffing it on the road! The music was always there and I listened broadly to everything SA had to offer and I love so many of these tunes as do most of my fellow Sefricans. It got me thinking that padkos is just one tiny thing in amongst a myriad of others that every one of us has in common in South Africa. There is in fact so much we all have in common, even amongst those who are under the politically induced delusion that they need to hate each other…that and the miracle of music…’ And so Padkos the album is born. The album will be a mixture of solo guitar playing and ensemble with a few guests brought in to give the ‘Padkos‘ a few extra spices and flavours, ingredients sourced from the guitarist’s favourite SA musos.

1 TONY COX – Photo Simon Shiffman

So far there are just two original tunes written: the title track, Padkos which is a tear away little three-chord foot-tapper and Journey to Nkandla, also a foot-tapper which has as some darker moments performed on Cox‘s earth-shattering baritone guitar. Cox had a chance to perform the music from Padkos at the recent International Guitar Night South Africa and received a series of standing ovations for the work.

 For more information and booking details visit

www.tonycox.co.za/shows.html

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 For media information and interviews please contact

Berniece Friedmann 021 4344951 / 082 892 5877

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Tony Cox www.tonycox.co.za www.youtube.com/tonycoxmusic www.myspace.com/tonycoxmusic www.internationalguitarnight.co.za www.facebook.com/internationalguitarnight www.reverbnation.com/internationalguitarnightsouthafrica

THE PADKOS TOUR JAN/FEB 2014 – VENUES AND BOOKING DETAILS  Sat 18 Jan at 20h00

Slowlife, Muizenberg, CT

Ph: 021 788 5849

slowlifesouthafrica@gmail.com

 Sat 25 at 20h00

Die Boer, Durbanville, CT

Ph: 082 574 1651

www.dieboer.co.za

 Sun 26 Jan at 20h00

Bamboo Guest House, Knysna

Ph: 044 384 0937

info@bambooguesthouse.co.za

 Wed 29 Jan at 20h00

Ford Little Theatre, PE

Ph: 086 784 2538

www.quicket.co.za

Fri 31 Jan at 20h00

Legends Showcase Venue, EL

Lee Gold Music

Ph: 043 735 1586

minkley@nahoonreef.co.za

 Sun 2 Feb at 20h00

The Lucky Bean Restaurant, Melville, Johannesburg

Ph: 011 482 5572

info@luckybeanrestaurant.co.za

 Sat 8 Feb at 12h30

Die Ou Pastorie, Magaliesberg, Pretoria

Ph: 012 207 1027

res@dieoupastorie.com

 

TONY COXTHE PADKOS TOUR JAN/FEB 2014

 

DATE

TIME

VENUE

BOOKING

Sat 18 Jan

20h00

Slowlife, Muizenberg, CT

Ph: 021 788 5849 slowlifesouthafrica@gmail.com

Sat 25

20h00

Die Boer, Durbanville, CT

Ph: 082 574 1651 www.dieboer.co.za

Sun 26

20h00

Bamboo Guest House, Knysna

Ph: 044 384 0937 info@bambooguesthouse.co.za

Wed 29

20h00

Ford Little Theatre, PE

Ph: 086 784 2538 www.quicket.co.za

Fri 31

20h00

Legends Showcase Venue, EL

Lee Gold Music Ph: 043 735 1586 minkley@nahoonreef.co.za

Sun 2

20h00

The Lucky Bean Restaurant, Melville, Johannesburg

Ph: 011 482 5572 info@luckybeanrestaurant.co.za

Sat 8

12h30

Die Ou Pastorie, Magaliesberg,Pretoria

Ph: 012 207 1027 res@dieoupastorie.com

Tony Cox www.tonycox.co.za

1 TONY COX – photo by Gregory Franz