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Show Preview: Kongos live at the Troubadour on July 16

Photo by Christopher Polk

Kongos will be performing in Los Angeles at The Troubadour on Wednesday, July 16. The band's song “Come With Me Now”, was their breakthrough single and has just been certified Gold by the RIAA for digital sales in excess of 500,000. This marks the Arizona-based quartet’s very first Gold plaque in the United States.

“Come With Me Now” is the first single from the group’s latest album "Lunatic" from Epic Records. The song reached the #1 spot at Alternative Radio for five weeks making it one of the quickest song to top the chart by a new band ever. The song hit is #2 at AAA radio and is climbing up the Top 40 charts as well, where it rose to #18 last week. The song is also starting to buzz internationally. It hit #1 at modern rock radio and has been certified platinum in Canada while also reaching #1 on the Colombian rock charts. BBC1 in the UK also played the track after the band did their first promotional tour there.

"Come With Me" has become one of the most synced songs of the year, following a string of high-profile television placements including American Idol, FX, CNN, NBC Sports, ESPN, NFL, WWE, Playstation 4 and more. Ram Trucks is now gaining just as much steam, receiving over 6 million-plus views on YouTube/VEVO and reaching Top 15 on the Shazam chart after being featured in commericals.

The band will opened for Kings of Leon on their 2014 Mechanical Bull tour starting July 31st. They played major festivals Sasquatch and Firefly and will appear at Lollapalooza and ACL as well. They have select U.S. headline dates and a Canadian tour before heading out with Kings Of Leon and this Fall, they’ll join OneRepublic’s European run. KONGOS will play over 140 shows this year. A complete list of tour dates can be found on the band’s website

Kongos recently spent May as VH1’s “You Oughta Know” artist for the month. The band has performed “Come With Me Now” on Late Night With Seth Meyers and have made their U.S. TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Kongos, are the sons of popular ’70s South African/British singer-songwriter John Kongos. They have recently hit huge on the South African airwaves, due to radio hits off Lunatic and extensive touring across the country. The brothers are multi-instrumentalists, with Dylan and Jesse handling vocals live and playing bass and drums respectively onstage. Eldest brother Johnny plays accordion and piano, while Danny is on slide and regular guitar.

Show Information:
The Troubadour
Doors: 8:00 PM
Badflower 8:45 PM
Kongos 9:45 PM

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