After much supposition around their future—and claiming that they aren’t actually breaking up in 2017—Die Antwoord have announced a new album, The Book Of Zef, which, according to Pitchfork, is reportedly their last.
Check out the lyric video for the record’s first single, “Love Drug,” along with their world tour dates, below!
Last September, in an interview with Exclaim!, Die Antwoord's Ninja said that the group would be breaking up September 2017. “Die Antwoord dies on that day. It's all over. I feel beautiful about it. I'm not scared of the end,” he told the media source. “I'm a Ninja. I'm not scared of death.”
However, a day later, the second half of the duo, Yolandi Visser, took to Instagram and said that Die Antwoord will not end next year, adding the journalist “twisted” their words.
Visser said in her social media post: “Die Antwoord is not breaking up. The journalist 'Daryl Keating' who wrote an article stating that we are breaking up totally twisted our words an[d] took what we said completely out of content with his latest article.”
Check out the full post here.
Die Antwoord’s new record comes after last year’s Mount Ninji And Da Nice Time Kid.
Watch the lyric video for “Love Drug” now:
And check out their world tour dates below:
05/19 – Monterrey, MX @ Palestino Libanes
05/20 – Alamitos, MX @ Corona Revolution Festival
05/22 – Mexico City, MX @ Pepsi Center WTC
06/09 – Bethel, NY @ Mysteryland USA
06/09 – Chicago, IL @ Spring Awakening Festival
06/22 – Odense, DK @ Tinderbox Festival
06/23 – Neuhusen, DE @ Southside Festival
06/24 – Marseille, FR @ Parc Chanot
06/25 – Scheessel, DE @ Hurricane Festival
06/29 – Seinäjoki, FI @ Provinssirock Festival
06/30 – Norrköping, SE @ Bravalla Festival
07/04-05 – Hradec Kralove, CZ @ Rock For People Festival
07/06-08 – Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao BBK Live Festival
07/07 – Barcelona, ES @ Cruïlla Barcelona Summer Festival
07/09 – Normandy, FR @ Beauregard Festival
07/11 – Argeles Sur Mer, FR @ Parc De Valmy
07/12 – Dour, BE @ Dour Festival
07/13 – Aix-Les-Bains, FR @ Musilac
07/14 – Carhaix, FR @ Les Vieilles Charrues Festival
07/16 – Gräfenhainichen, DE @ Melt! Festival
08/04 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
08/07 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hill Bank Pavilion
08/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Electric Factory Outdoor Stage
08/09 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
08/11 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
08/15 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
08/16 – Columbus, OH @ EXPRESS LIVE!
08/17 – St Louis, MO @ The Pageant
08/18 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
08/23 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
08/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall
08/26 – Portland, OR @ Project Pabst Festival
08/27 – Vancouver, BC @ Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
08/29 – Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre
08/30 – Calgary, AB @ Grey Eagle Resort & Casino
09/01 – Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Festival
09/02 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium ^
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