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Massive support from South African fans sees NEON DREAMS go to
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
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.
|Age restriction||Family friendly|
|Refund policy||No refunds|