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More than a year after the release of his lauded second solo album, Hierdie is die Lewe, iconic rocker FRANCOIS VAN COKE, is back with what his fans crave the most – new music.

With the help of Red Bull and Jägermeister, Francois roped in old and new friends to unleash the En Vriende (And Friends) EP. This 4-track EP features epic collaborations with Jack Parow, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Early B and AKING’s front man, Laudo Liebenberg.

The En Vriende EP has a big sound, ranging from rock to punk to hip-hop, showcasing Francois’ diversity as an artist.

The idea for the EP was fuelled by the AMP Events production Francois van Coke & Vriende (in association with kykNET and Jacaranda FM) which is taking place at Sun Arena, Time Square in Pretoria on 15th September.

‘’All four of these collaborating artists are part of the ‘Francois van Coke & Vriende’ production. I wanted to release new music this year before my 3rd full length album drops in 2019. After everything came together for the show in Pretoria, it felt like a great idea to write music with some of these ‘vriende’. With the help of Red Bull Studios Cape Town and Jägermeister we were able to pull off a great sounding EP. It is going to be awesome to perform a track like the one I have done with Early B titled ‘Altyd lief vir jou’ for the first time at the Sun Arena,’’ says Francois.

For tickets and more information regarding the Francois van Coke & Vriende event, visit Computicket.

Track list:

1. Ek lewe, ek belowe ft. Die Heuwels Fantasties

2. Altyd lief vir jou ft. Early B

3. Spaar my asseblief ft. Laudo Liebenberg

4. Moenie bang wees nie ft. Jack Parow

The EP was recorded by Fred den Hartog and Dane Taylor at Red Bull Studios in Cape Town.

A music video for the first single, Ek lewe, ek belowe, featuring Die Heuwels Fantasties will be released on 24th July 2018.

This exciting release is a vital soundtrack for the rest of 2018.

Gig guide:

Date: 20 July 2018

Venue: Rafters Pub

Address: Corner of Garsfontein and Blesbok Streets, Pretoria East

Contact: Arline 0824559705

Doors open: 19h00

Performance time: 21h00

Ticket price: R120 pre-sale. R130 at the door

Date: 21 July 2018

Venue: Stoepstories

Address: Ebrahim Daya, Trichardt, Mpumalanga

Contact: Jeandre - 0662447773

Doors open: 18h00

General tickets: R150 p/person

VIP tickets: R250 per person (Tickets are available at the venue or call Jeandre.)

Date: 27 July 2018 (Acoustic)

Venue: La Montange - Pumpkin Theatre, Ballito

Address: 100 Compensation Beach Rd, Ballito, Dolphin Coast

Contact: Ginger 064 500 7108

Performance time: 20h00

Ticket price: R150 - iTickets

Date: 28 July 2018 (Acoustic)

Venue: Selborne Estate Clubhouse

Address: Old Main Road, Pennington

Contact: Ginger 064 500 7108

Performance time: 20h00

Ticket price: R150 - iTickets

Date: 5 August 2018 (Liefde by die Dam)

Venue: Emmarentia Dam -

Ticket price: R165 – R595 -

Date: 17 August 2018

Venue: Berties Mooring, Gordons Bay

Address: The Boardwalk Harbour Island, Gordon s Bay

Contact: Pauline 082 6521950

Performance time: 21h00

Ticket price: R100 @ the venue

Date: 18 August 2018

Venue: Tibani Lodge

Address: Farm Bloemhof, Percy Fyfe RD Mokopane, Limpopo

Contact: Koos Botha 062 100 6254

Doors open: 10h00

Performance time: 20h00

Ticket price: R150

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