Arno Carstens to perform new material from UK debut release, live in South Africa.

Arno Carstens, award winning South African singer songwriter, will perform live back in South Africa in May 2010. The return tour will support the release of his UK debut album, Wonderful Wild, and will feature new material never performed on the SA stage.

Arno will launch the album tour with performances on the 7th and 8th May at the Alexander Theatre in JHB, in association with 94.7 Highveld Stereo, and on the 11th to 14th May at the Fugard Theatre, Cape Town in association with 94.5 Kfm, before moving on to perform at select venues in Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town.

The tour will once again see Arno live on stage with fellow musicians Kevin Leicher (lead guitar), Warren Leicher (bass), Arnaud van Vliet (guitar), Jerome Reynard (drums) and Brendan Jury (keys and strings).

The Wonderful Wild tour will visit the following venues:

4 May Barnyard Vereeniging

7 & 8 May The Alexander Theatre, Johannesburg

11 – 14 May The Fugard Theatre, Cape Town

16 May OM Birthday Celebration, Emmarentia

24 May Barnyard Theatre, Gateway, Durban

4 June Uptown Theatres, Port Elizabeth

5 June Wacky Wine Weekend, Cape Town

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Arno Carstens’ UK debut album Wonderful Wild, was written, recorded and mixed in London & Spain with co-songwriting contributions from Giles Martin, James Walsh, Jim Duguid and Youth. The album was produced by legendary British producer Youth (The Verve’s Urban Hymns) and Jim Duguid (Paulo Nutini’s These Streets). Final mix on the album is by Tim Bran (The Verve’s recent UK#1 album).

Wonderful Wild’s first radio single ‘Dreamer’ achieved high rotation airplay peaking within the Top 20 Airplay Chart on the SA Hot 100 and will close its fourth month on the chart at the end of April 2010. The New single ‘Emergency’ has just been sampled to radio and has received instant playlist adds on 94.7 & KFM. Arno has just completed the music video for the single in the UK, which will screen on South African TV in early May.

Arno’s current UK single ‘Heartbreak Monday’ (penned by Paolo Nutini) has achieved playlist adds to BBC’s Radio 2 as well as Absolute FM and an amazing new video for the single has been delivered to UK media in the build up to his UK album release on April 26th. ‘Heartbreak Monday’ will be the third radio single following to be released in South Africa.

Arno has recently completed a remix with fellow musician Brendan Jury, of his classic hit ‘Feel It’ called ‘Feel It (World Cup 2010)’ for release on ‘Hello Afrika’ Sony Music’s Pan African World Cup Album.



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