Switchfoot SA Tour 2012
8th August - Big Top Arena, Carnival City - Johannesburg
11th August - Grand Arena, GrandWest - Cape Town

The Durban-based band Gangs of Ballet’s members Brad Klynsmith (Vocals /Electric Guitar), Jonathan Rich (Keyboard/Synth), Hardus de Beer (Bass Guitar) and Josh Klynsmith (Drums/Vocals) – have combined their various individual tastes and styles to create a sound that is captivatingly fresh. Their music, which boasts a winning combination of their vibrant energy experiments with an eclectic mix of alternative, melodic, anthemic, electronic and dance.

After their debut gig opening for aKing in April last year, they released their Debut single, ‘Breaking the Silence’, in September of 2011 that quickly climbed its way up the charts to secure a spot on 5fm’s Top 100 Hottest Hits of 2011. Apart from being playlisted across South Africa Radio Stations, the single can also be heard as the soundtrack for Cell C’s ‘Be’ campaign, currently running on both TV and radio stations nationwide. Gangs of Ballet released their debut self-titled EP in March 2012 and while they may be new to the music scene, its members are far from it. With their combined wealth of talent, experience and creativity, these four Durbanites will share the stage with Switchfoot and are well on their way to making big waves in South Africa.


The Rescu is a rock band. For the trio Mike Vaughan (bass player and front man), Graham Lowndes (guitar) and Nic Smal (drums) the mission is simple: rock the crowd with a big sound from start to finish and have a whole lot of fun doing it – and that’s exactly what they have been doing since 2010. Part of the appeal of watching them live is the raw, stripped down nature of the music and big sound. The self titled debut album was recorded at Heritage Sound Studios by Brendyn Rusti Rossouw. With the band now signed to Sheer music, the album was released in August 2011.

The album launch coincided with the video release of 'I did It For You’, the first single off the album. The video debuted on DSTV channel 324 – MK89 and was placed on high rotation and playlisted across local stations. Since then, the band has performed at South Africa’s biggest annual music festivals, including main stage performances at Rocking the Daisies and Synergy Live. The band has continued in 2012 with extensive radio and TV exposure with the release of the second single ‘Beautiful Life’ The Rescu rolled out the Beautiful Life Tour; an interactive show comprising of synchronized visuals and lights that drew fans into the show and made them part of the music journey. Currently back in the studio working on new tracks for an upcoming album.

Switchfoot SA Tour 2012 Competition - Terms & Conditions

1. This Competition is organized by Thundabird Productions and is open to all residents in South Africa only.
The Competition is not open to employees of Thundabird Productions, any affliates/sponsors of Switchfoot SA Tour 2012 & their immediate families.

2. The rules for the prize giveaway may be amended by reasonable notification at any time before or during the competition period and will be applied and interpreted at the sole discretion of Thundabird Productions. Participation by the attendees of the competition constitutes acceptance of these rules.

3. The competition will commence from the 29th June 2012 and will end on the 31st July 2012. Participants who have correctly entered the competition according to the procedures ('Share' the Switchfoot SA Tour Facebook (http://facebook.com/SwitchfootSaTour) competition with your friends & tell us which Switchfoot song you can't wait to hear at the shows as well as which show you would like to attend (Joburg or Cape Town).
This can be done on any of the competition posts Switchfoot SA Tour make. A Random winner for both Johannesburg and Cape Town will be drawn at the end of the Competition. The winner will be announced on the 1st August 2012 on Facebook, the Website & Twitter page and will be notified via phone or email.

4. Thundabird Productions reserve the right to have the final say on the selected winners. The Judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

5. Thundabird Productions reserves the right to make media announcements and / or publications of the name and photographs of the winners of this competition.

6. All entrants & the winners indemnify Thundabird Productions, Switchfoot and its sponsors, associates & subsidiary companies and its directors, officers, employees and agents, against any and all claims for any loss or damage, whether direct, indirect, consequential or otherwise, arising from their participation in any way however during this competition.

7. The competition prize as stated in all Marketing Material comprises of:

- A double set of Golden Circle Tickets for a Johannesburg winner & a Cape Town winner. (Does not include any travel/flight or accomodation costs).

a) The ticket given to the winners may not be exchanged/sold for cash.

b) The tickets will be ready for collection from the Box Office at the relevant venue on the night of the event.
(Correspondence will be entered into with the respective winners).

c) Both the Johannesburg & Cape Town winners will be responsible for his/her own transport to and from the venues in both cities.

d) Both winners are required to be on time for the Event in the relevant City. Failure to do so will result in the loss of entrance to the Concert. Thundabird Productions will not be held liable for any ticket changes nor any costs resulting thereof.

9. This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook nor with Switchfoot. You are providing your information solely to Thundabird Productions and not to Facebook nor Switchfoot. The information you provide will only be used for purposes of selecting the competition winners.