Five minutes with aKing ahead of Crash Test Dummies SA tour

Photo by Kent Andreasen.


Canadian rock band Crash Test Dummies are heading to Pretoria on 18 February. We had a quick chat with local rock favourites aKing ahead of the show. aKing joins Bed on Bricks, WONDERboom and Adventure Man (Pretoria Only) as supporting acts for Crash Test Dummies. Bookings can be made via Computicket here.
You’ll soon be performing alongside the legendary Crash Test Dummies. What are your expectations for this experience? 
In a way it’s surreal to think that we’ll be sharing a stage with such legends, so I’m not entirely sure what to expect. Lots of excitement, a bit of anxiety and probably some tears when they play “Mmm mmm mmm mmm”.
What kind of vibe can the crowd expect during your set at these events?
We’ll be playing our favourite songs from all four of our albums with the same energetic performance we always strive for, so hopefully we’ll be giving off lots of positive party vibes!
Do you have a favourite Crash Test Dummies song?
I’ll be honest, it’s definitely “Mmm mmm mmm mmm”. Lame, I know, but what can I say? It’s a classic.
You had a very busy performance schedule in 2017. Were there any particular gigs that stood out?
We didn’t actually have such a busy schedule in 2017, but a standout is when we opened for the Pixies in Jhb. I’ll be telling my grand-kids about that one!
What can fans expect from the band in 2018? Is there anything exciting in the works?
We are writing some new material and working on releasing a single some time soon, so watch this space!