KIDOFDOOM Returns – Win Tickets To The CPT & JHB shows

SAMA nominated instrumental-rock band – KIDOFDOOM – who prevailed over South
Africa’s stages from 2005 until their last show in 2011 – returns to fans across the country
this June for a reunion tour.

The band, currently consisting of Richard Brokensha, Ryk Benade, Matthieu Auriacombe
and Johan Auriacombe, are excited to be touring South Africa again after they laid down
the axes after their last show at Kirstenbosch in 2011. They missed playing and making
music together and thus came up with the idea of a reunion tour.

They have been working on set lists and dusting off old tracks which have not been played
in a very long time – not even on their last album launch tour. Their sets on their nationwide
tour will comprise of a good balance between their first and second album, including unreleased

“Fans can look forward to loud and energetic shows accompanied by a celebration
of lights. It will be a nostalgic couple of shows but we are most excited to see all our
friends from all over the country.”


Red Heart Rum Presents:
KIDOFDOOM Reunion Tour 2013:
Friday, 14 June 2013 – The Assembly, Cape Town
Saturday, 15 June 2013 – Town Hall, Johannesburg
Friday, 12 July 2013 – Arcade Empire, Pretoria
Saturday, 13 July 2013 – Live The Venue, Durban
9 August 2013 – OppiKoppi, Northam
This tour is proudly sponsored by Red Heart Rum, Jägermeister, MK
and Music Connection.

KIDOFDOOM began their stage career in late 2005 but were first recognized through the
disco-punk and indie-dance scene which exploded across South Africa in early 2006. They
released their self-titled debut album in October 2007, and from there the band was able to
find its place into the main stream armed with a strong following giving them recognition
and headlining slots at festivals such as Oppikoppi, Ramfest, Vortex, Woodstock and

Using the typical rock set up of a drummer, a bass player and two guitarists to create
music that is atypical of rock, KIDOFDOOM on the surface appears to be a text book
example of a post-rock band, but have seemingly evolved the genre into what they call
‘deep-space-champion-pop’. Adding synths, a theremin and the unusual absence of vocals
to the mix, applies a completely different aesthetic to the genre giving KIDOFDOOM the
standout show that few bands can provide.

In October 2009, the band released their critically acclaimed second album – My Faith In
War, which earned them a SAMA nomination for ‘Best Instrumental Album’ in 2010. After
they toured the album, they decided to take a break and focus on their personal lives and
individual careers outside the band.

KIDOFDOOM - photo by Liam Lynch

KIDOFDOOM – photo by Liam Lynch


Win a set of DOUBLE tickets to either KIDOFDOOM’s 
Cape Town (14 June, The Assembly) or their Johannesburg (15 June, Town Hall) shows
by commenting on this post with either “Cape Town” or “Johannesburg”.
Winners will be announced on Facebook and Twitter, and contacted via email on Thursday, 13 June.  

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Listen to their music on SoundCloud


  1. Charlene de Lange

    June 10, 2013 at 9:22 am

    I would love to win tickets to see kidofdoom in Johannesburg.

  2. Kevin Mercuur

    June 10, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Cape Town please

  3. Riaan

    June 11, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Cape Town Please!

  4. Jonathan Leyvin Denys

    June 11, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Cape town!!!! 😀 please! Love Kidofdoom!

    • Vicky Jankiewicz

      June 14, 2013 at 7:29 am

      Well done Jonathan, you are going to the CT show TONIGHT – please check your email for all the deets!


  5. Katya

    June 11, 2013 at 8:19 pm


  6. Mark Reitz

    June 12, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Cape Town!! Really need to see these guys again!

  7. ADNI

    June 12, 2013 at 12:04 pm


  8. Tayla Henshall

    June 13, 2013 at 9:48 am

    JOBURG! Please please with mountains of WONDERFUL THINGS!!!


  9. Tayla Henshall

    June 13, 2013 at 9:49 am




    • Vicky Jankiewicz

      June 14, 2013 at 7:29 am

      Well done Tayla, you are going to the JHB show tomorrow evening – check your email for more deets.


  10. Gregory Walker

    June 13, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Kid of Dooooooooom!!! One of the best SA bands of all time, not just because of their awesome kick ass tunes, but because their brand is so incredibly cool!!!

    Gentlemen and ladies of SAMS, tickets would make you legends in my eyes!

  11. Jade Waller

    June 14, 2013 at 9:07 am

    JOBURG Please 🙂 Really wanna win 😀

    • Vicky Jankiewicz

      June 14, 2013 at 9:16 am

      Sorry Jade, the competition ended yesterday… 🙁

  12. Stephen

    July 9, 2013 at 5:24 am

    Looking forward to see them #oppikoppi Booooom!

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