Rodriguez fans were taken on a prolific lyrical journey by his support act – Alice Phoebe Lou at his opening show at the Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg on Wednesday night.
“Hi. I’m Alice,” said the former fire dancer who discovered her musicality on the streets of Berlin, Germany.
Nervous about never having performed for such a large audience, Lou captivated their attention almost immediately with her musical story telling and thought provoking lyrics. A few swear words here and there – did not diminish the value of her magical talent, using music as a tool for positive change.
Originally from Kommetjie in the Cape, waif-like Lou measures her current success by the amount of attention she garners from pedestrians, who stop to take in her pavement performances in Berlin.
Destined for future greatness, Lou will be the opening act for all of Rodriguez’s 2016 tour dates in South Africa.
Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg – Friday 29 January 2016
ICC Durban Arena – Sunday 31 January, 1 February 2016
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth – 3 February 2016
GrandWest, Cape Town – 5, 6 February 2016
Catch video highlights of Alice Phoebe Lou’s performance here: