Anticipation is running high leading up to the launch of Francois van Coke’s second solo album, Hierdie is die Lewe, on 2nd February 2017. Francois has already released two music videos from this album: Mensdom to introduce his band, Die Gevaar, and Klein Prys – his ode to Fokofpolisiekar. Both of these songs are also available on 7” vinyl from Permanent Record. Francois and his band, Die Gevaar, are eager to hit the road and perform new material all over South Africa. Jägermeister presents – Hierdie is die Lewe Album Launch Tour Date: 10 February 2017 Venue: Weiveld Address: Corner off Graham and Boschkop, Zwavelpoort, Pretoria East Contact: Chris – 071 471 6698 Doors open: 19:00 Performance time: 21:00 Ticket price: R 70.00 Date: 11 February 2017 Venue: Rumours Rock City, Cresta Address: Corner of Weltevreden Road & Valley Lane, Cresta Contact: Fred – 079 825 7995 Performance: 23h00 Ticket price: R100 p.p. Date: 12 February 2017 Venue: Dozi’s Back to the Roots Address: 136, Rietfontein Farm, R514, Hartbeespoort Contact: Madelein – 083 445 1042 Doors open: 11h00 Ticket price: R100 p.p. Francois Van Coke About Hierdie is die Lewe: “Hierdie is die Lewe is about life, the good, the bad, love and hate, the past, the future and the present.” FRANCOIS VAN COKE This album is the natural progression from his successful and acclaimed self-titled debut album and can be viewed as a snapshot of where Francois is in his life right now. The sound is similar to the first album and Francois stays introspective. Francois crafted the songs over time with his band, Die Gevaar. Hierdie is die Lewe was produced by Johnny de Ridder (Fokofpolisiekar guitarist) and Rudolph Willemse (Francois’ bassist) at Soft Light City in Bellville. The drums were recorded by Jürgen Von Wechmar at the Red Bull Studios in Cape Town. “I’ve been listening to older pop tunes by Beach Boys and The Beatles and their influences can be heard on my album’s melodies and sound. There are still a few rock ‘n roll numbers and some ballads,” says Francois. PRE-ORDER Hierdie is die Lewe on iTunes NOW: The album will also be available on Google Play and on 12” vinyl. We’re giving away double tickets to these three shows. Weiveld, Rumours Rock City and Dozi’s Back to the Roots. You will save R200 if you were planning to go to any of these amazing shows. To enter: Drop a comment which tickets would you want to get your hands on. One of the three, or even all of them. Why not? You can enter here, on our Facebook page or on twitter. The choice is yours. Winners will be announced on 4 February 2017.