Henry Rollins Live In Durban!

You read right. Henry Rollins, ex-singer of Black Flag and raconteur extraordinaire will be paying our humble town a visit.


Humour and outrage; pop culture, political commentary and personal anecdote; healthy skepticism and rugged optimism. This is what you get when you watch counter culture observer and punk rock alumni , Henry Rollins speak his mind.

From Black Flag front man to film and television star and prolific author, Rollins is a relentless one-man roller coaster on a global track of current events. He’s funny, sharp, informative and above all, real… if you haven’t already, book to see him now, he’s been traveling the world, witnessing things so you don’t have to. And he’s coming here tell you all about it.

Henry has performed on six continents and in nearly 50 countries, and now he’s coming to three South African cities as part of his “Long March” world tour.

2012 is Henry’s third visit to SA. He’s been touched by the Republic, including images he found here in“Occupants” – his well-received book of visceral full- colour photographs — with writings that not only provide context and magnify the impact of the images but also lift them to the level of political commentary.

“Occupants” is dedicated to Afrika Moni, a resident he befriended at the settlement in Hout Bay, called Imizamo Yethu, on his first tour.

Rollins has made South Africa a regular stop on his world tour over the last five years, giving a limited run of shows in Cape Town and Johannesburg for a growing band of fans every 24 months or so. This year, local producer – Whacked: Special Project will be bringing this living legend to the 031 on the 19th of May. He’ll be performing here for one night only at The SunZone in Suncoast Casino. Trust us, you don’t want to miss it.

Tickets are R278 and you can book them through Computicket or at the venue.

Here’s a taste of what you’re in for.


20 Responses to “Henry Rollins Live In Durban!”
  1. John says:

    Great news indeed. Henry is fantastic.

    The correct spelling is “humour” not “humor”, and “colour” not “color”. Who writes your copy?

  2. Bob says:

    That was my bad. That’ll teach me to use auto-correcting spell check.

  3. Ozzie says:

    I like that the South African way is the “right” way. Honestly I do 🙂 Right on my man.
    Now buy Lowprofile’s new album when it comes out!

  4. luke says:

    come on john. can’t you rise above the need to correct spelling? all these grammar nazi’s make me want to beat my head against a wall.

  5. Gigantic Faggot says:

    Rise above, we’re gonna rise above!

  6. Gigantic Faggot says:

    Grammar nazis that is.

  7. ROROROrory says:

    Looks and sounds like a roid raging Jim Carrey.

  8. Don says:

    This is a South African website, so John is spot on!

  9. Peter says:

    No, Luke, we need to be responsible custodians of our language.

  10. luke says:

    yes. a ‘roid raging jim carrey’. what an astute description.


  11. Sally says:

    If there was a “Like” button next to John’s post, I would click on it.

  12. luke says:

    rise above: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fsbvo5GVK10

    beat my head against the wall: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPblrz4rfBU

    serves me right for making jokes about black flag to people who know nothing about black flag.

  13. Alexander says:

    Wow, really? Exciting!

  14. james von tonder says:

    The guy who wrote the copy copied and pasted it from another website. Lazy durban bum holes. Henry would say: you dumb fuck you better pull your ass into shape before I do it for ya..

  15. Bob says:

    It’s called a press release. They get sent out to many sites and magazines. The copy is edited to suit Durban’s and this site’s needs.

  16. Bob says:

    Can’t we all just be stoked that Henry is coming to Durban instead of nitpicking the fucking announcement? I’d love to hear what Henry would say about internet comment sections.

  17. ROLLINS IS YOURS says:

    I hope Peter, John, Sally and Dan are trolls. If they aren’t, I suggest they do a short course in etymology and linguistics.

  18. Reckless as says:

    Henry Rollins (nice), Suncoast Casino (REALLY?), Whacked promotions (What the f*ck?)! Why is some agency that does not give a fuck about artistic integrity doing this thing? Watch the YOUTUBE clip again please. Now go and take a closer look at their musician/”talent” roster – http://www.whacked.co.za/index.php/musicians. Surely there should be some kind of community or production agency that can organise and profit for a better artistic cause other than Whacked Promotions? What people in this town don’t realise is that a man like Mr. Rollins would choose an agency or organisation with integrity over some agency that books him in a fucking casino! Oops I forgot, Gangs of Ballet are deemed the underground, pool-gigging-cool here… Come on Durban, come alive. Henry would want you to. (if you did not subscribe to this opinion you can unsubscribe by clicking on the following link: gof*ckyourself.com)

  19. Suttree says:

    Remove the comments section, entirely. Save the bandwidth, let the articles and posts exist without being diluted by drivel. It’s not all drivel, but it’s always a disproportionate amount.

    In this instance if people are excited that Rollins is in town they can do the appropriate thing and by a ticket to the show. A comment isn’t necessary.

    And no, the irony of this post is not lost on the writer.

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