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EAST LONDON

Thursday 11 April 2024

Bay Collective

18:00 - 23:00

Gqeberha

Friday 12 April 2024

The Music Kitchen - Port Elizabeth

18:00 - 00:00

KNYSNA

Saturday 13 April 2024

Big Top Rock

17:30 - 00:00

PLETTENBERG BAY

Sunday 14 April 2024

Moss & Maple

18:00 - 22:00

STELLENBOSCH

Wednesday 17 April 2024

The Daisy Jones Bar at OMG

18:00 - 22:00

CAPE TOWN with OMD

Thursday 18 April 2024

Greenpoint A-Track

16:00 - 22:00

JO'BURG with OMD

Saturday 20 April 2024

Marks Park, Emmarentia

13:00 - 20:00

PRETORIA

Sunday 21 April 2024

The Barnyard Theatre Menlyn

15:00 - 18:30

Direct from London – the legendary eVOID is back for a whistlestop jive tour of their homeland South Africa in April of 2024.

When was the last time you experienced an eVOID gig? Or heard “Shadows”, “Taximan”, “I am a Fadget” and more past hits live? Some of you may even remember dressing up as “fadgets” and queuing up for hours outside the Chelsea Hotel in Hillbrow, or recall the varsity tour in 1984 at the Stellenbosch Town Hall when the floor caved in, from everyone jumping up and down to “Shadows”!

Still bopping to “Taximan”? Well, you can start jiving for joy, as eVOID returns to South Africa in April this year for nine (9) shows around South Africa, including two with 80s legends Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Tour Dates:

Wednesday 10 April 2024
The Barnyard Theatre – Suncoast
Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World, Suncoast Boulevard Marine Parade, Durban
Doors at 18:00, show at 19:00, closes at 22:00
Tickets (Unreserved Seating) from R395 excl R35 Fee
Ticket Link: https://breakout.howler.co.za/events/evoid-live-at-the-barnyard-theatre-suncoast-32b2

Thursday 11 April 2024
Bay Collective – East London
Spargs Mall, Beacon Bay, East London
Doors at 18:00, show at 19:00, closes at 23:00
Tickets (Unreserved Seating) from R295 excl R35 Fee
Ticket Link: https://breakout.howler.co.za/events/evoid-live-at-bay-collective-east-london-0c0c

Friday 12 April 2024
The Music Kitchen – Gqeberha
69 Mangold Street, Newton Park, Port Elizabeth
Doors at 18:00, show at 19:00 (Opener), closes at 00:00
Tickets (Unreserved Seating) from R295 excl R35 Fee
Ticket Link: https://breakout.howler.co.za/events/evoid-live-at-the-music-kitchen-gqeberha-d24b

Saturday 13 April 2024
Big Top Rock – Knysna
BigTop Rock, 34 Waenhout Avenue, Knysna Industrial Area, Knysna
Doors 17:30, closes 00:00
Tickets (Unreserved Seating) from R295 excl R35 Fee
Ticket Link: https://breakout.howler.co.za/events/evoid-live-at-big-top-rock-knysna-a92a

Sunday 14 April 2024
Moss & Maple – Plettenberg Bay
Farm 541 Cragsview, Plettenberg Bay
Doors at 13:00, show at 15:00, closes at 19:00
Tickets (Unreserved Seating) from R295 excl R35 Fee
Ticket Link: https://breakout.howler.co.za/events/evoid-live-at-moss-maple-plettenberg-bay-0988

Wednesday 17 April 2024
The Daisy Jones Bar at OMG – Stellenbosch
Summerhill Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
Doors at 18:00, show at 19:00, closes at 22:00
Tickets (Unreserved Seating) from R295 excl R35 Fee
Ticket Link: https://breakout.howler.co.za/events/evoid-live-at-the-daisy-jones-bar-at-omg-stellenbosch-27e5

Thursday 18 April 2024
with Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD)
Green Point A-Track – Cape Town
11 Fritz Sonnenberg Road, Green Point, Cape Town
Gates 16:00 Ends 22:00
Tickets R695 excl R35 Fee
Ticket Link: https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/event.aspx?itemid=1536408762

Saturday 20 April 2024
with Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD)
Marks Park, Johannesburg
Orange Road, Emmarentia, Johannesburg
Gates 13:00 Ends 20:00
Tickets R795 excl R35 Fee
Ticket Link: https://breakout.howler.co.za/events/omd-greatest-hits-live-in-johannesburg-9724

Sunday 21 April 2024
Live at The Barnyard Theatre – Menlyn
Menlyn Park Shopping Centre, Menlyn Park, Pretoria
Doors 15:00, show at 16:00, closes 18:30
Tickets (Unreserved Seating) from R395 excl R35 Fee
Ticket Link: https://breakout.howler.co.za/events/evoid-live-at-the-barnyard-theatre-menlyn-4b94

Brothers Lucien and Erik Windrich, still looking young and fresh as ever, are joined by veteran musicians Peter Cohen (Bright Blue; Freshlyground) on drums and Josh Hawks (Freshlyground) on bass, the band will be playing all of the hits and much more – get ready to junk jive in the aisles because eVOID are back!

Void [without the “e”] was formed in 1977 on the East Rand. They won the local Battle of the Bands in 1978 and were offered their first professional gig in Zimbabwe a year later. The group consisted of Lucien Windrich (guitar and vocals), Erik Windrich (keyboards and lead vocals), Danny de Wet (drums) and Terry Andalis (bass). During an eight-month stint there the band recorded a cover version of the Knack’s current hit “My Sharona”. The B-side “Magicia” took off and reached number 4 on the SA charts.

Returning to South Africa, eVOID began to build up a strong following on the club circuit in the Eastern Cape. In 1982, older brother-manager Karl Windrich persuaded the trio (Lucien, Erik and George Voros) to relocate to Johannesburg. eVOID now upped its image with painted faces, tribal dances and South African jive rhythms. But it was in 1983 with new drummer Wayne Harker that eVOID began to produce their most memorable and exhilarating live shows at the Chelsea Hotel in Hillbrow, when Benjy Mudie signed them to WEA Records, and when eVOID went on to complete a groundbreaking and highly successful Varsity tour in 1984.

The first single “Shadows” peaked at number 3 on the national charts and remains a staple of South African rock and pop-oriented radio stations. In Feb 1984 they released the catchy “Taximan” which got to number 6 on the charts. Later that year, the self-deprecating “I am a Fadget” became the band’s third single, consolidating their white African punk-inspired sound and striking New Romantic ‘boy band’ image. By September 1984 the first album was riding high at the top of the charts, followed by the release of a 12-inch maxi single, “Kwela Walk” that received rave reviews.

On Saturday 12 January 1985, eVOID performed before an estimated 100,000 people at the Concert in the Park in support of Operation Hunger along with many other top South African bands. A month later, the brothers Karl, Lucien and Erik left South Africa for London where they performed as a four-piece with Ilne Hofmeyer on bass and Richard Devey on drums. A second album “Here comes the Rot” was released in 1986 from which WEA released the single “Dance the Instinct”. In 1993, the group recorded a third album called “eVOID –Over the Years”, available only on cassette for limited distribution.