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What: American Authors - Live in Johannesburg


American Authors - Live in Johannesburg


Date: Thursday 28 March 2024

Venue: Copper Bar,

Address: Corner Main Office Park, 2 Payne Road, Bryanston

Time: Doors open at 18:00 | Event ends at 22:00

Line-up: American Authors (USA) + opener to be announced

Ticket Prices:

General Admission Phase One - R695 excl R35 Service Fee

General Admission Phase Two - R795 excl R35 Service Fee

Since releasing their debut album Oh, What a Life in 2014, New York-based pop-rock outfit American Authors have experienced milestones most bands only dream about. They've watched their music climb to the top of the charts, and seen singles go multi-platinum. They've played awards shows, hit the stages of legendary venues all over the world, and toured the world with bands such as Andy Grammar, OAR, OneRepublic, The Revivalists, and The Fray. Their anthemic hit single \"Best Day of My Life\" has been featured in over 600 movie trailers, TV shows, commercials, and as a theme song for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. 

Originally formed in 2006 at Berklee College of Music in Boston, American Authors — Zac Barnett [vocals/guitar], Dave Rublin [bass], and Matt Sanchez [drums] — eventually dropped out of college and moved to Brooklyn to continue refining their airtight songcraft.

Shortly after moving to Brooklyn, American Authors crossed paths with Shep Goodman while playing a gig in the city. Eventually signing with Goodman's production company Dirty Canvas, the band wrote and recorded \"Believer\" and quickly saw the track thrown into rotation on Sirius XM's Alt Nation radio. Their next song \"Best Day of My Life\" was featured in a commercial campaign for Lowes. Shortly after, American Authors inked a deal with Island Records.

By 2018, the guys had impressively generated over 1 billion global streams on a string of alternately striking and soaring smashes. Their inescapable and instantly recognizable breakthrough \"Best Day of My Life\" earned a triple-platinum certification from the RIAA and vaulted to #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in addition to receiving countless film, television, video game, and sports syncs. Their 2014 full-length debut, Oh, What A Life, achieved gold status, while the follow-up What We Live For, spawned another Top 20 hit, \"Go Big or Go Home,\" in 2016. Along the way, they sold out shows around the globe and ignited stages at festivals, including Lollapalooza, Firefly Music Festival, BottleRock Napa Valley, Reading Festival, and Leeds Festival, to name a few.

Hot off of their critically acclaimed third album Seasons (2019), the band wasted no time getting back in the studio to record the Counting Down EP, released during the 2020 pandemic. The condensed album is at once a sonic adventure, an introspective on overcoming self-doubt, and a surging contemplation of hope and opportunity.

2021 and 2022 brought forth notable single collaborations with Santana & Rob Thomas (\"Move\"), Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray (\"Nice & Easy\"), CVBZ (\"This Time is Right\"), Chad Tepper (\"Timeless\"), and Fedde le Grand (\"One Way Up\"), followed by unique cover renditions of songs by Olivia Rodrigo (\"good 4 u\") and Post Malone (\"Circles\"). The band is putting the finishing touches on a new album due in early 2023.

No Food and Drinks Allowed.

No Weapons or Illegal Substances.

U18s must be accompanied by responsible adult(s)

Right of Admission Reserved.



Corner Main Office Park, 2 Payne Road , Bryanston , Sandton , 2191

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