This year has left me tired and messy and in need of a moment to breath. I had a baby, I finished an album (with my full band, due for release February 2019), I found out that I don’t own the copyright to any of the songs I’ve written as an adult (have been writing frantically to remedy that), and I started touring again.

When I got up this morning, I found myself thinking about how easy it would be to just stay put, to sleep, to sit on the beach and recover. And maybe that’s all the more reason to keep moving. It’s only in pushing against the resistance that growth happens, and this is simply not the time to stop growing. There are seasons, and the winter is for hibernating and recovering. This is not my winter, this is the start of my spring – the ground is tough and still a little icy, and it’s hard to break through. But break through we shall and inevitably blossom.

And so, in a couple of days time I’ll hit the road with my ‘circus’ in tow – a Tiger and two babies under 3. It’s about 5000km in a 4×4, KZN to CPT to Namibia, 7 definite shows at this point. Stay tuned for word of impromptu gigs, a potential stopover in Knysna and some rad tour merch for sale.

Shotgun Tori’s ‘Where We Left Off’ Summer Tour 2018/19 is supported by Concerts SA and SAMRO Foundation #mobilityfund

Tour Dates & Details

Cape Town – Alma Café [with Jenny Eaves]
Saturday 29 December – 7.30pm – R160 (including a burger)
Address: 20 Alma Rd, Rosebank, Cape Town, Western Cape
Bookings: 021 685 7377 / jono@almacafe.co.za / www.almacafe.co.za

Noordhoek – Sit the Folk Down [with Bam Bam Brown]
Saturday 5 January – 8.30pm – R100 (online) /R120 (door)
Address: 10 Ratelklip Close, Noordhoek, Western Cape
Bookings: info@sitthefolkdown.com / www.quicket.co.za

Tulbagh – Stoep Sunday Sessions @ Saronsberg Theatre
Sunday 6 January – 1pm – No cover charge (pass the hat/pay what you can)
Address: 19A Van Der Stel St, Tulbagh, Western Cape
Bookings: 023 230 0707

Cape Town – The Alexander Bar [with Emma Du Preez]
Wednesday 9 January – 9pm – R120 (presold) /R150 (door)
Address: 76 Strand Street, Cape Town, Western Cape
Bookings: 021 300 1088 / info@alexanderbar.co.za / www.alexanderbar.co.za

Muizenberg – House Concert
Saturday 12 January – 3pm – R150
Address: furnished upon email booking
Bookings: rina.mcKellar@gmail.com (no tickets available at the door)

Swakopmund – The Desert Tavern
Saturday 19 January – 8pm – N$30
Address: Swakop Street, Swakopmund, Namibia
Bookings: +264 64 404 204 / info@desert-tavern.com

Windhoek – The Boiler Room @ The Warehouse Theatre
Friday 25 January – 9pm – No cover charge
Address: 48 Tal Street, Windhoek, Namibia
Bookings: +264 61 402 253 / info@warehousetheatre.com.na