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Skrillex Mothership Tour coming to SA

Samsung Galaxy and Electric presents the Skrillex Mothership SA Tour powered by 5FM and MK. The Socialite finds out more…

Skrillex, arguably the world’s sickest beat-dropper and no stranger to hectic tour schedules, will be visiting Jozi, Cape Town and Durban for his 2013 tour in South Africa.

Soon to be 25 years old, Sonny John Moore better known as Skrillex, is a reported workaholic – averaging nearly a gig a night – and unbelievably, over and above all the traveling, he still finds the time to produce his signature tracks with heavy bass lines and wild, stuttering beats.

Three times Grammy Award winner and MTV’s EDM Artist of the Year for 2012, Skrillex has recently released a surprisingly low-key EP called Leaving featuring tracks Leaving, Scary Bolly Dub and The Reason.  Leaving is a down tempo song that was recorded in a Mexico City hotel room, and its muted nature is unlike the usual Skrillex sound, but has been as widely appreciated amongst his fans.

Skrillex further teamed up with Damian Marley to make a groundbreaking collaboration Make It Bun Dem, blending reggae and dubstep in ways nobody thought was possible, and this is currently charting on 5FM. Other hits on rotation on 5FM are Breakin’ a Sweat with The Doors, which demonstrates considerable growth in terms of production style and diversity.

His first solo EP, My Name is Skrillex, was released for free download on his official MySpace page. The deity of dub-step releases much of his music for free which goes without saying then, that it has to be his supersonic, live performances that pay the bills and for good reason.

Skrillex will be gracing SA shores on the following dates presenting three raucous nights of wild revelry.

  • Friday 1 March at Thunder City in      Cape Town  – Doors open 6pm
  • Saturday 2March at H2O, Wild Waters in Johannesburg –      Doors open 12pm
  • Sunday 3March at the Wavehouse in Durban –      Doors open 3pm

Tickets will be available from Computicket as of Monday the 28th January and ticket prices are as follows:

Cape Town:

  • R300 – one week early bird special running from Monday 28 January to Monday 4 February, or when sold out.
  • Thereafter all tickets for Cape Town are R400.

No VIP in Cape Town.


One week early bird special running from Monday 28 January to Monday 4 February, or when sold out.

  • R200 – early bird
  • R300 thereafter

No VIP in Durban.


One week early bird special running from Monday 28 January to Monday 4 February, or when sold out.

  • GA – R300 early bird special
  • GA – R400 thereafter
  • VIP – early Bird R400
  • VIP – R550 thereafter
  • VVIP – R1, 500

Tickets on sale from Computicket on Monday 28 January at 9am.

For more information check out www.electricmusic.co.za.

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