"Manifesto is an original and distinctly African contemporary reggae soundtrack that is fast becoming my favourite release of 2009. They're steeped in
South African music, creating relevant tunes, with a conscious message, and the most exciting and original sound around. Their roots are buried firmly
in our culture. And their fruit is one of our sweetest."
- Andy Davis, Mahala Magazine
"Tidal Waves are so accessible. They are always the first band that comes to mind when we discuss bands with a truly and purely South African vibe who aren't the African tribal cliché. I have never left a Tidal Waves show disappointed. It's just not possible to criticise a band that can make you sing along in more than three languages. What other band do you know that can do that?"
- Mique van der Merwe, Rock Out Radio
From: Johannesburg, South Africa
Genre: Reggae, ska, rock
Touchstones: Ziggy Marley, Lucky Dube
Home page: http://www.tidalwaves.co.za
Listen: "Happy Man"
Listen: "Mo' Faya"
Confirmed Tour Dates:
- Saturday, March 12 - 35 Conferette Official Showcase - Denton, TX
- Monday, March 14 - Mueller Law / Voodoo Cowboy Welcome Party - Austin, TX
- Tuesday, March 15 - 4th Annual Dart Music International Day - Austin, TX
- Wednesday, March 16 - Southern Hemisphere Sounds - Music From Below The Equator - Austin, TX
- Thursday, March 17 - The Garage Tequila Bar - El Paso, TX
- Friday, March 18 - Railroad Blues - Alpine, TX
- Saturday, March 19 - SXSW Official Showcase - Austin, TX
- Sunday, March 20 - Dad's Venue - Lewisville, TX
- Monday, March 21 - Absinthe Lounge - Dallas, TX
- Thursday, March 24 - Andy's Bar - Denton, TX
- Friday, March 25 - Flamingo Cantina - Austin, TX
- Saturday, March 26 - Valley of the Vapors Festival Official Showcase - Hot Springs, AR
- Friday, April 1 - Tipitina's - New Orleans, LA
- Saturday, April 2 - Luna Rocks - Lafayette, LA
- Sunday, April 3 - Super Happy Fun Land - Houston, TX
DMI is helping them add dates at colleges and community events along the tour route. If you would like to nominate your school/group, please Email us with the date, location, school/group, and contact information. Please contact Rachel DiGregorio for all media inquiries.