Well this is fun news! Everyone’s been engaging with the Live coming to South Africa event, but I didn’t know they had been here 3 times already! (Apparently they’re super amazing live so now I’m intrigued). BUT, even more exciting is the news that TEXAS will be live in Cape Town on 8th of December 2017!
TEXAS was always a bit of a weird band for me because I loved some of their songs, but was also too young to appreciate others. Like, “I Don’t Want a Lover” meh! Inner Smile, meh. “In Demand” (when she’s dancing with professor Snape at the petrol station LOL!) But “Say What You Want” LOVE! “Halo”, LOVE! And “Black Eyed Boy”, LOVE! “In Our Lifetime”, LOVE! Can I actually just go cut my hair like her again? #OKThanksBi.
I’d really like to see them live because they were SUCH a part of the whole 90’s pop music landscape. Take me back to my teens!
Cape Town Show
- Wednesday, 8th of December 2017
- Kirstenbosch Gardens
- R495 per ticket
- Texas Live in Cape Town Facebook Event
- Friday, 10th December 2017
- Emmarentia Dam
- Texas Live in Johannesburg Facebook Event
It seems they released a new video 3 months ago, “Let’s Work It Out” so it’s time for us to brush up on our TEXAS! Join the Facebook event and the conversation on Twitter with #TEXASLiveinSA.
Relive the good times here:
More about TEXAS
Texas are a Scottish alternative rock band from Glasgow, Scotland. They were founded by Johnny McElhone in 1986 and feature Sharleen Spiteri on lead vocals. Texas made their performing debut in March 1988 and take their name from the 1984 Wim Wenders movie Paris, Texas.
The band released their debut album Southside in 1989, along with the debut single “I Don’t Want a Lover” which was an international hit, reaching the top ten in the UK and other high charting positions in Europe. Southside debuted at number three in the UK and eighty-eight on the US Billboard 200 album charts. Despite the success of Southside, the follow-up albums Mothers Heaven (1991) and Ricks Road (1993) were less successful, peaking at #32 and #18 respectively in the UK.
The band’s fortunes changed in 1997 with the release of their White on Blonde album which entered the UK Albums Chart at number one and became their biggest seller. To date it has been certified six-times platinum in the UK, for shipments in excess of 1.8 million copies. Follow up album, The Hush (1999) was also successful, debuting at number one on the UK album charts and certified triple platinum. The band’s Greatest Hits album, released in 2000, was another big seller, again debuting at number one and also being certified six-times platinum.
Texas would go on to release a further two studio albums, Careful What You Wish For in 2003, and Red Book in 2005, both of which were certified gold in the UK. After the release of Red Book and a tour to support the album’s release, Texas went on hiatus. Lead singer Sharleen Spiteri launched a solo career, releasing her debut solo album, Melody, in 2008.
‘Jump On Board’ is the new album, out April 21st https://texasmusic.lnk.to/storeFA