Johannesburg, South Africa: local progressive outfit Hokum are preparing for their first tour to the “Mother City” of Cape Town to promote the 2015 release of their epic The Money Eaters album. Hosted by The UnScene, the band will appear at a series of shows in and around the city from 5 to 9 July 2016, culminating with a headlining slot at the all-age 18 Till I Die concert; a regular fixture by the promoter.
For first-time viewers, the band has an extensive touring history including under their former name/guise as Marlowe in the early 2000’s, and have since also appeared at numerous festivals such as Oppikoppi, Krank’d Up and Slamfest. This will be the first visit by Hokum to Cape Town since reforming and the releasing of The Money Eaters. The promoter has paired them with a diverse range of support alongside the likes of Ohgod, Black Sugar, Verona Walls, Conduit and Mind Assault across the various dates and venues.
“Working on this tour has been very much a dream come true for me, not just because these guys represent such a high level of local quality within the SA music scene, but also the fact that I grew up a massive fan of Marlowe back in the early 2000’s. Staying awake at night, camping round the radio, listening to Barney Simon’s Night Zoo, hearing him talk about the best of the best international artists while also pressing forward local talent was something that always stayed with me and greatly influenced where I am and what I do in the music industry today. So in a sense, things have kinda gone full circle.” ~ Zain Domo (event promoter, The UnScene)
The tour also showcases the band’s latest addition with Sarah Wolff having joined on piano/keyboards only after the release of the album, making this the best time for Hokum to hit the road. Zain describes his goal for the tour as to help catapult the band into the minds of Cape Town music lovers as well as to present Capetonians with a unique musical experience; one which should keep them talking for months.