-  10 CITIES, 10 GIGS | August to October

The release of her first solo album (Poles Apart) 10 years ago fired the imagination of both critics and the public when she burst on the scene with the song Afrikaners is plesierig.  The song became iconic and Karen Zoid became South Africa’s queen of rock.

Over the past 10 years Zoid’s albums achieved gold status, she received a SAMA for Best Female Artist, won numerous other awards and performed with international artists like John Mayer, Annie Lennox, Metallica and Hothouse Flowers. TIME Magazine and US News & World Report highlighted her role as an icon in South-African music.  First year students at Universities study her writing as part of their academic modules.

Fans were introduced to songs like Beautiful, Ons soek rock & roll and Verandering. In 2005 Small Room became one of the biggest songs being play listed on radio. Aeroplane Jane became the most requested song over the past three years on radio.

5 solo-abums and 10 years later Karen Zoid will embark on a national tour to celebrate a decade in the music industry.  The AFRIKANERS IS PLESIERIG TOUR will kick off in Cape Town on 22 & 23 July at the Fugard Theatre. 10 shows will be held from August to October at Oppikoppi, Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Pretoria, Potchefstroom, Langebaan, Durban, Nelspruit and Stellenbosch.

Fans can look forward to Karen performing some of her greatest hits exclusively at these gigs. For more dates and information visit

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