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The Vamps to perform in South Africa in March

The Vamps, one of the UK’s biggest exports in music, will be touring South Africa for the first time in March 2017. PHOTO: Supplied

The Vamps, one of the UK’s biggest exports in music, will be touring South Africa for the first time in March 2017. PHOTO: Supplied

It was confirmed by Big Concerts on 9 December that The Vamps, British pop rock band, will be touring South Africa for the first time performing at Kirstenbosch Gardens in Cape Town on 18 March and at the TicketPro Dome in Johannesburg on 20 March. The band includes Brad Simpson on lead vocals and guitar, James McVey on lead guitar and vocals, Connor Ball on bass guitar and vocals and Tristan Evans on drums and vocals.

The Vamps became one of the UK’s biggest exports in music after uploading cover songs to Youtube which led to them being compared to One Direction, pop band, in late 2012. They released their debut single ‘Can We Dance’ in September 2013 which debuted at number two on the UK Singles Chart and their debut album Meet the Vamps was released in April 2014.

Following five top 10 hits and prestigious tour support slots with Taylor Swift, American singer-songwriter, McFly, English pop rock band, and Austin Mahone, American singer-songwriter, The Vamps joined forces with Demi Lovato, American singer-songwriter, releasing ‘Somebody To You’ in May 2014. The band went onto release a cover of ‘Oh Cecelia’ with Shawn Mendes, Canadian singer-songwriter, in September 2014.

With 450 million views across YouTube and VEVO, almost a million Youtube subscribers, 4.4 million Facebook likes and 3 million followers on Twitter, The Vamps are excited to visit fans in South Africa in March 2017. Tickets are on sale from 12 December.