It’s been eight years since Imogen Heap last set out on a world tour and now, the ‘Hide and Seek’ and ‘Tiny Human’ songstress has announced that she will be bringing her upcoming ‘Mycelia World Tour’ to South Africa for four shows in March 2019.
The tour, however, will be something completely different and will bring together content creators, fans and the industry in a unique and innovative format. Comprising of concerts, talks and workshops, the 40-city tour will be used as a platform to officially launch Mycelia’s ‘Creative Passport’. The ‘Creative Passport’ – which is unique to each music maker and empowers them to be ‘open for business’ – contains personal information, existing IDs, acknowledgements, works and business partners. Featuring template ‘smart contracts’, it enables quick and easy direct payments to simplify and democratise collaboration from meaningful commercial partnerships to creativity.
“For years now we’ve been complaining about the state of the music industry and how it has been held back by old ways of thinking, negatively impacting music makers – a major pain point being that we are the first to put in any of the work, and the last to see any financial reward or even payment,” Imogen tells us. “Through Mycelia and its ‘Creative Passport’, as music makers we now have no excuse but to put our best foot forward and become open for business, decentralising the ecosystem so that it will ultimately benefit everyone. I am excited to be going on the road to bring this to life, in addition to showcasing other new technologies which will add to transforming the music industry into a fair, flourishing and vibrant place”.
The Grammy Award-winning artist will be performing two shows in Cape Town at the Baxter Theatre on the 15th and 16th of March 2019 and two shows in Johannesburg at The Teatro at Montecasino on the 19th and 20th of March. Tickets for the Cape Town shows are now available on Webtickets while tickets for the Johannesburg shows are now selling on Computicket. Tickets range between R400 – R890.
Are you excited to see the star live in South Africa again this year?