A night with Neon Dreams - The ultimate acoustic experience @ The Roots

Sat Jun 26, 19:00 - Sat Jun 26, 22:00
Big Hall




Massive support from South African fans sees NEON DREAMS go to

Number 1

Award-winning Canadian duo, NEON DREAMS are topping the charts

in South Africa with their

hit single “Life Without Fantasies”.

The single’s success has followed an unusual trajectory. It was

released in July 2019 with only

moderate success for the duo. Over a year later, without having

been officially released in SA,

the band noticed an increase in comments from South African fans

on their YouTube page. Not

long after they noticed a massive organic spike in streams

prompting an official South African

release in October 2020. The fan feedback began snowballing and

South Africa, seemingly

overnight, became their biggest fanbase after their native


Naturally, the group is thrilled to hear that the song has had a

resurgence in South Africa. What

do they attribute the success to? Lead vocalist Frank Kadillac


“Life Without Fantasies” is one of my favourite songs I’ve ever

written. It's very uplifting with a

world sound vibe to it so I'm not surprised it caught on in

South Africa. Fans in Johannesburg,

Durban, Bloemfontein, Cape Town and Pretoria began reaching out

to us over social media

saying the most beautiful things. We connected with as many fans

as possible performing on

Instagram live feeds, sending personal videos and private zoom

concerts. We are extremely

grateful for the love we are experiencing. Sometimes music just

needs to find the right home.

NEON DREAMS are no strangers to success having accumulated over

40 million total streams.

They’ve won a Juno Award (often referred to as the Grammys of

Canada) and have toured the

US and Canada extensively.

“We never thought our first success out of North America would

be South Africa! It seems so far

away, but the warmth and love we’re getting from fans there has

blown us away. South Africa

has never felt closer” says Kadillac.

What’s the song about?

“When you don’t fit in, it’s like you’re forced to see the world

differently. These are the fantasies

of a very uncool, unpopular kid. These fantasies were sparked

from years of being picked on and

desperately wanting to fit in. I realized fantasies about money,

girls and luxury are fun to think

about but in reality, those things don’t make you happy. All I

want is some happiness and a little

bit of pain to know what’s real.”


Date: 26 June 2021

Time: 18:00 doors open

Tickets: R250

Venue: Inside Big Hall


Photos can be taken after the show with Adrian and Frank.



All COVID protocols are in place. Face mask must be worn.


Food and Drinks available.

Additional information

Age restriction Family friendly
Refund policy No refunds


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