KELVIN KACHINGWE, Lusaka
THE Lota House trio of Pompi, Magg44 and Tio today start their nation-wide tour dubbed Go Hard, named after their single, with a show at Luangwa House in Chipata before heading to Kasama Lodge in the provincial capital of the Northern Province.
Although Abel Chungu Masuka will not be joining the tour as he is currently on a separate attachment in Texas and Oklahoma in the United States, this is the first time that the Lota House stable will be embarking on a nationwide tour that will see them perform in six of the countryâ€™s 10 provinces.
After trips to Eastern and Northern Province, the trio will move to Mongu Lodge in the Western provincial capital on Wednesday, followed by a date in the tourist capital at Livingstone Lodge the following day before heading to the Copperbelt for a performance at Henry Makulu Hostel in Ndola. They will wind-up their tour with a show at Solwezi Lodge in the North-Western Province.
Lota House confirmed their tour in a statement to the Weekend Mail in Lusaka.
â€œLota House have now officially declared a mission to spread their message and their music to all corners of Zambia this 2015 holiday season. With the Tour named the Go Hard national tour (named after the Lota House single), award winners and hit album makers Pompi, Mag44 and Tio will, for the first time, travel together and conduct a six-province nationwide concert tour from the 12th of December 2015 to the 20th of December 2015,â€ the statement reads.
The official Partners of the Go Hard tour are the Hostels Board of Zambia, Muvi Plus, Shoprite Zambia, Computicket, Atmosphere Entertainment and VL Talent.
In partnership with Computicket Zambia, all pre-sale tickets for all shows will be sold at all Shoprite stores country-wide.
â€œAs part of the nationwide appeal, Lota House have decided to adopt a more Zambia friendly pricing model for the shows to make it more affordable for all Zambians across the nation. In line with this philosophy pre-sale tickets shall be K20 adults (K30 at the gates) and K10 for kids below 16,â€ the statement reads.
â€œWith three hit albums (Mizu, Jijue and Broken English) between them and my more hit singles, such as Giant Killer, Shipishika Club and I Do, the group promise that this will be a sensational tour and the first time such a performance atmosphere will ever be experienced across all of Zambia.
â€œThis tour marks the first time that Zambian music will truly fan out in a long time and deviate from the conventional destinations of just Lusaka and Copperbelt and finally allow the whole of the nation to enjoy the festivities. This is the beginning of a new era of comprehensive tours of Zambian music.â€
KELVIN KACHINGWE, Lusaka