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“Rollins is many things,” says the Washington Post, “diatribist, confessor, provocateur, humorist, even motivational speaker…his is an enthusiastic and engaging chatter.” Entertainment Weekly’s list includes “Punk Rock icon. Spoken word poet. Actor. Author. DJ. Is there anything this guy can’t do?” TV Guide has more concisely called him a “Renaissance Man” but if Henry Rollins could be reduced to a single word, that word would undoubtedly be “workaholic.”
Rollins has toured the world as a spoken word artist, as frontman for both Rollins Band and Black Flag and as a solitary traveler with insatiable curiosity, favoring road-less-traveled locales in places such as Nepal, Sri Lanka, Siberia, North Korea, South Sudan and Iran.
His passionate and lucid spoken word shows have proved a favorite for local crowds. Food for thought is planted between hilarious observations and poignant verbal snapshots as Henry recalls his travels to conflict zones and trouble spots as well as wild work experiences in sharp detail and signature rapid-fire style.
This tour promises nothing less. Central Asia, Africa and South Americawill feature, as the intrepid wanderer has visited all three recently. When asked what else could be expected, he said: “For the 2016 tour, other possible topics may include interesting wreck dives I made on two different ships on the east coast of America, stories from the making of a few new films, the show 10 Things You Didn`t Know About, reportage from moderating panels with guests ranging from Pussy Riot, Naomi Klein and the West Memphis Three, etc.
The “etc.” is of great importance because trying to live as eventfully as possible at all times, quite a lot can hit the fan at a moment`s notice. Prepare!” Whacked: Special Project is thrilled to announce the return of Henry Rollins to SA in 2016. Over the years, Henry has returned several times to update fans with brilliantly told stories of his unceasing adventures.
Be in touch:
Twitter: @henryrollins @WhackedEnt @BaxterTheatre @GoldReefCitySA – Lyric Theatre
Link to the page: https://www.facebook.com/officialhenryrollins/?fref=ts
When: Friday 30th September – Baxter Theatre – Cape Town
Saturday 1st October – Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City – Johannesburg
Show: An Evening with Prophetic Punk Rock Motor Mouth Henry Rollins 2016 South African Tour
Time: 8pm Jhb – 8h15pm CT
Book now: Computicket, Shoprite checkers and all House @ Home Stores
Ticket price: R285.00 5