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Die Antwoord's introduction to the world came back in 2008 when the group was officially presented as a "wild and savage rap crew from the deep, dark, depths of Africa." What happened next is that this hip-hop duo struck Internet gold with their video smash "Enter the Ninja" and never looked back.
The brain child of conceptual artists Watkin Tudor Jones and Yo-Landi ViSSer, the two were involved with satirical projects like MaxNormal.TV and the Constructus Corporation (a hip-hop fantasy group based around a comic book called the "Ziggurat") before Die Antwoord was even on the radar. But once the idea for a 'more vulgar rave-rap group' took off in 2008, they certainly ran with it.
By 2009, Die Antwoord -- which is Afrikaans for "The Answer" -- began playing live. Their stage show proved to be rather outrageous, with Yo-Landi routinely flipping off the audience, while Ninja rapped and danced across the stage while wearing only his boxer shorts and nothing else. That same year they also recorded their debut album, "SOS," and introduced "Zef," which fused hip-hop, electro, and rave music.
The two tracks "Zef Side" and "Enter the Ninja" ultimately became viral sensations for Die Antwoord. Once "Enter the Ninja" cracked the British Top 40, Interscope signed the group and released their "5" EP in July 2010. That October, the label also released a revised "SOS" with a world tour that followed.
Die Antwoord eventually left Interscope following a supposed dispute over the next album's lead single. They later chose "Fok Julle Naaiers" to lead up to their sophomore album, released by their own Zef Recordz and distributed by the Diplo-associated imprint Downtown. The singles "Cookie Thumper!" and "Pitbull Terrier" later landed on their 2014 album "Donker Mag."
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|Album name||Release date|
Top 10 Die Antwoord Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|1||I Fink U Freeky||242,985||39,185|
|2||Enter The Ninja||125,472||32,159|
|3||Baby's On Fire||145,451||27,672|
|4||Fatty Boom Boom||113,947||24,896|
|6||Never Le Nkemise 1||79,270||19,569|
|7||U Make A Ninja Wanna Fuck||78,116||19,479|
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Die Antwoord Tour Dates Concerts Videos Die Antwoord Tour South African rap-rave group Die Antwoord have just made plans for a North American tour this summer in support of their upcoming third album, Donker Mag. The tour will kick off on May 22 in Vancouver, BC at the Commodore Ballroom, then continue through Quincy, WA;…Read more
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Die Antwoord Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 03/27/2015 Miami FL Bayfront Park 03/27/2015 Miami FL Bayfront Park 03/25/2015 Atlanta GA The Tabernacle 03/24/2015 Raleigh NC The Ritz 03/23/2015 Asheville NC The Orange Peel 03/21/2015 Chattanooga TN Track 29 03/20/2015 Nashville TN Marathon Music Works 03/18/2015 Memphis TN Minglewood Hall 03/13/2015 New Orleans LA Mardi Gras World 03/13/2015 New Orleans LA Mardi Gras World 02/01/2015 St. Petersburg A2 01/31/2015 Moscow Stadium Live Club 01/29/2015 Amsterdam Nhl Heineken Music Hall 01/28/2015 Paris Ile Zenith de Paris 01/26/2015 Frankfurt Hesse Batschkapp 01/25/2015 Esch-sur-Alzette L Rockhal 01/24/2015 Antwerpen Vlg Lotto Arena 01/23/2015 Berlin BE Columbia Halle 01/21/2015 Munich Tonhalle 01/20/2015 Zurich ZH X-tra 01/17/2015 London London O2 Academy Brixton 01/16/2015 Manchester Bolton Albert Hall 01/15/2015 Birmingham War The Institute 01/14/2015 Glasgow Rfw O2 ABC Glasgow
Die Antwoord Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 09/28/2014 Las Vegas NV Live At The Chelsea Ballroom, Cosmopolitan Las Vegas 09/27/2014 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Palladium 09/26/2014 Santa Ana CA The Observatory 09/25/2014 Oakland CA Fox Theater 09/23/2014 Vancouver BC PNE Forum 09/22/2014 Seattle WA Paramount Theatre 09/17/2014 Kansas City MO The Crossroads 09/16/2014 Saint Louis MO The Pageant 09/14/2014 Saint Paul MN Myth 09/12/2014 Detroit MI The Fillmore Detroit 09/10/2014 Washington DC Echostage 09/09/2014 New York NY Terminal 5 09/08/2014 New York NY Irving Plaza 09/06/2014 Toronto ON Downsview Park 09/05/2014 Philadelphia PA Electric Factory 08/22/2014 Leeds Yorkshire Bramham Park 06/22/2014 Padova ?? Stadio Euganeo 06/20/2014 Milan Lom San Siro 06/12/2014 Charlotte NC Amos' Southend 06/11/2014 Washington DC 9:30 Club 06/10/2014 New York NY Irving Plaza 06/08/2014 Philadelphia PA Electric Factory 06/07/2014 Boston MA House of Blues Boston 06/06/2014 Montreal QC Metropolis 06/04/2014 Toronto ON The Danforth Music Hall 06/03/2014 Chicago IL Riviera Theatre 05/31/2014 Dallas TX House of Blues Dallas 05/29/2014 Los Angeles CA Fonda Theatre 05/27/2014 San Francisco CA The Fillmore 05/25/2014 Portland OR Roseland Theater 05/24/2014 Eugene OR Cuthbert Amphitheater 05/23/2014 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 05/23/2014 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 05/22/2014 Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom
Die Antwoord Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 07/03/2013 Moscow Ray Just Arena 06/28/2013 Evreux HIPPODROME D'EVREUX 06/28/2013 Marmande Plaine de la Filhole 06/22/2013 London London O2 Academy Brixton 06/21/2013 Manchester Man The Ritz 06/20/2013 Dublin D Olympia Theatre 06/17/2013 Utrecht UT Tivoli Oudegracht 06/14/2013 Landgraaf Lim Megaland
Die Antwoord Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 11/10/2012 Los Angeles CA Shrine Expo Hall 11/09/2012 Oakland CA Fox Theater 11/07/2012 Denver CO Ogden Theatre 11/07/2012 Denver CO Fillmore Auditorium 11/04/2012 Boston MA House of Blues Boston 11/04/2012 Boston MA House of Blues Boston 11/03/2012 Montreal QC Metropolis 11/02/2012 New York NY Roseland Ballroom 11/01/2012 Toronto ON Sound Academy 10/31/2012 Chicago IL Congress Theater 10/26/2012 New Orleans LA New Orleans City Park 10/26/2012 New Orleans LA New Orleans City Park 10/24/2012 Orlando FL The Beacham 10/23/2012 Tampa FL The Ritz Ybor 10/22/2012 Fort Lauderdale FL Culture Room 10/20/2012 Atlanta GA Center Stage Theatre 10/19/2012 Nashville TN Marathon Music Works 10/18/2012 Saint Louis MO The Pageant 10/17/2012 Lawrence KS Liberty Hall 10/15/2012 Dallas TX House of Blues Dallas 10/14/2012 Austin TX Zilker Park 10/13/2012 Mexico City ?? Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez 10/12/2012 Austin TX Zilker Park 08/17/2012 Brooklyn NY Williamsburg Park 08/16/2012 Washington DC 9:30 Club 08/15/2012 Philadelphia PA Mann Center for the Performing Arts 08/10/2012 San Francisco CA Golden Gate Park 08/09/2012 Pomona CA Fox Theater Pomona 08/04/2012 Minneapolis MN First Avenue 08/03/2012 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/03/2012 Chicago IL Congress Theater 07/06/2012 Amsterdam North Holland Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek 02/25/2012 Las Vegas NV House of Blues Las Vegas 02/24/2012 Los Angeles CA Club Nokia 02/22/2012 San Francisco CA The Regency Ballroom 02/20/2012 Seattle WA The Showbox 02/19/2012 Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom 02/18/2012 Portland OR Roseland Theater 02/15/2012 Chicago IL Metro 02/14/2012 Toronto ON Phoenix Concert Theatre 02/12/2012 Washington DC 9:30 Club 02/11/2012 New York NY Irving Plaza 02/10/2012 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club 02/09/2012 Philadelphia PA Trocadero Theatre
Die Antwoord Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 10/31/2010 Austin TX La Zona Rosa 10/27/2010 Washington DC 9:30 Club 10/26/2010 Boston MA Royale Boston 10/25/2010 Montreal QC Metropolis 10/24/2010 Toronto ON Phoenix Concert Theatre 10/23/2010 Detroit MI Saint Andrews Hall 10/17/2010 Los Angeles CA The Fonda Theatre 10/15/2010 San Francisco CA The Independent 10/14/2010 Portland OR Crystal Ballroom 10/12/2010 Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom